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Fireworks / Montréal Baroque Festival


Release Date: 04/25/2006 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22367   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelOrazio VecchiNino RotaJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Jennifer SwartzKarina GauvinJanina FialkowskaAline Kutan,   ... 
Conductor:  Matthias MauteYannick Nézet-SéguinBernard Labadie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Baroque OrchestraLes Voix HumainesToronto Consort,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

ATMA Classique celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang, along with the musicians of Montréal Baroque, the Toronto Consort, and all those who have contributed to building a reputation of excellence and originality.

The Musick for the Royal Fireworks (1749) had originally been composed, as instructed by King George II, for a large complement of “martial instruments only”: nine trumpets, nine horns, 24 oboes, 12 bassoons, one contrabassoon, three pairs of kettledrums, and military drums. This is the spirit—without a trace of strings—in which is presented this festive version of the work. As for Orazio Vecchi’s comedy Le Veglie di Siena (1604), it is a succession of madrigals that relates three night games (literary and
Read more musical) organized in Siena by the members of the Academy of the Intronati.

This set also includes a bonus anniversary CD sampler featuring selections from the Atma catalog.
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Works on This Recording

1. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
2. Le veglie di Siena: Applauso overo Chiachiera della veglia by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
3. Le veglie di Siena: Imitatione del Siciliano by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
4. Le veglie di Siena: La caccia d'Amore by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
5. Le veglie di Siena: Applauso by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
6. Le veglie di Siena: Imitatione del Spagnuolo by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
7. Le veglie di Siena: Imitatione del Tedesco by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
8. Le veglie di Siena: Proemio by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
9. Le veglie di Siena: Imitatione del Venetiano by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
10. Le veglie di Siena: L'humor lusinghiero by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
11. Le veglie di Siena: So ben mi ch'a bon tempo by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines,  Toronto Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; Italy 
12. Concerto for Harp: Allegro moderato by Nino Rota
Performer:  Jennifer Swartz (Harp)
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Italy 
13. Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen, fallet sanft und selig zu' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Labadie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
14. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 1st movement, Maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Chambristes de Montreal,  Chamber Players of Canada
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
15. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Aline Kutan (Soprano), Louise-Andrée Baril (Piano), André Moisan (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
16. Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde BWV 53 by Melchior Hoffman
Performer:  Ziya Tabassian (Bells), Margaret Little (Viola), Hélène Plouffe (Violin),
Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Hank Knox (Organ), Myron Lutzke (Cello),
Daniel Taylor (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Early Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  St. Augustin of Mirabel Church, Québec 
Language: German 
17. She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Daniel Taylor (Countertenor), Suzie LeBlanc (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Language: English 
18. Concerto for Violin no 4 in G major, H 7a no 4: Adagio by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc Destrubé (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
19. Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde by Melchior Hoffman
Performer:  Myron Lutzke (Cello), Ziya Tabassian (Bells), Margaret Little (Viola),
Hélène Plouffe (Violin), Adrian Butterfield (Violin), Hank Knox (Organ),
Daniel Taylor (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Early Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  St. Augustin of Mirabel Church, Québec 
Language: German 
20. Quartet for Flute, Viola, Cello and Harpsichord in D major, Wq 94/H 538: Sehr langsam uns ausgehalte by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Boréades Montreal
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Hamburg, Germany 
21. Les visitandines: Enfant chéri des dames by Mathieu Lussier
Performer:  Jean-Luc Plourde (Viola), Olivier Thouin (Violin), Mathieu Lussier (Bassoon),
Benoit Loiselle (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792; France 
Notes: Arranger: Mathieu Lussier. 

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