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Grand Prix - Heinichen: Dresden Concerti / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln


Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000817702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Charles PutnamRenée AllenMichael DückerJoris van Goethem,   ... 
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Johann David Heinichen was a contemporary of Bach and one of an important group of musicians employed by the Dresden court during the 1720s and 1730s. As well as being an inventive composer, Heinichen was also a noted theorist and his treatise on the continuo bass was widely admired, earning him the sobriquet "The Rameau of Germany" in Charles Burney's History of Music.

All the music collected here was probably written for the excellent Dresden court orchestra and most of it falls into that rewarding category in which north and central German composers were pre-eminent—the Gruppenkonzerte employing a variety of solo instruments. Vivaldi had provided effective models but the predilection for drawing upon other
Read more influences, too, gives the concertos of the Germans greater diversity. Heinichen admittedly does not so readily venture into the Polish regions whose folk-music gives such a piquancy to Telemann's concertos and suites, but the wonderful variety of instrumental colour and deployment of alternating 'choirs' is every bit as skilful. My attention was held from start to finish.

Much of the credit for this must go to Reinhard Goebel and his impeccably drilled Cologne Musica Antigua. Some of these pieces might well seem less entertaining in the hands of less imaginative musicians. But I found that Goebel's concept of how this repertory should be brought to life both convincing and irresistibly lively. It would be untruthful to claim that everything here is of uniform interest; there is an element of routine passagework, especially in the wind writing from time to time it can be felt in the opening movement of the C major Concerto on the second CD, but by far the greater amount of this music is of high interest and very entertaining. Each concerto fields its own distinctive wind group drawing variously upon recorders, flutes, oboes, bassoons and horns, the latter always in pairs, in addition to concertante parts in many of' them for one or more violins and cellos.

The Concertos in G major (S214 and 215)—two versions of the same piece—and another G major work (S213) with its French galanteries and Italian air make particular appeal. This last-mentioned concerto is published by Eulenburg in miniature score (372), though alas, as a three-movement work without the concluding air and dances, since the Editor considered them pikes d'occasion.

There is little need to say more. This is not only a welcome and refreshing break from interminable recordings of main-stream baroque repertory, but also an immensely worthwhile project in its own right. The same needs to be done now for some of Heinichen's colleagues and only then, if at all, shall we be able to hold our heads high and claim with confidence that we can tell our Heinichen from our Graupner or StOlzel. The recorded sound is firstrate, with a wider perspective than has been customary with Archiv issues, and Goebel's painstaking essay is fascinating to read. An outstanding release for which many thanks to all concerned.

-- Gramophone [5/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Horns, Violin, Oboe and Flute in F major, S 234 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Charles Putnam (French Horn), Renée Allen (French Horn)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Oboe, Violin, 2 Flutes and 2 Horns in F major, S 235 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Renée Allen (French Horn), Charles Putnam (French Horn)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 16 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes and Violin in G major, S 215 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 12 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes and Violin in G major, S 214 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Darmstadt 1715 version. 
5.
Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Theorbo in D major, S 226 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Michael Dücker (Theorbo)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Flutes and 2 Oboes in G major, S 213 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 15 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for 2 Horns and 2 Flutes in F major, S 233 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Renée Allen (French Horn), Charles Putnam (French Horn)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for 3 Recorders in C major, S 211 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Joris van Goethem (Recorder), Bart Spanhove (Recorder), Marion Verbruggen (Recorder)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for 2 Horns and 2 Flutes in F major, S 231 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Renée Allen (French Horn), Charles Putnam (French Horn)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 6 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, Violin and 2 Cellos in F major, S 232 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Violins, 2 Cellos and 2 Bassoons in G major, S 217 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Henriette Bakker (Bassoon), Adrian Rovatkay (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 14 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes and Violin in G major, S 214 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Venezia 1715 version. 
13.
Serenata for 2 Horns, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Strings and Basso Continuo, S 204 by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Charles Putnam (French Horn), Renée Allen (French Horn)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for 2 Flutes, 3 Oboes, Strings and Basso Continuo in A major, S 208 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
15.
Konzertsatz for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in C minor, S 240 by Johann David Heinichen
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Sendesaal, Deutschlandfunk, Cologne 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto in F major Seibel 234: 1. Vivace
Concerto in F major Seibel 234: 2. Adagio
Concerto in F major Seibel 234: 3. Un poco Allegro
Concerto in F major Seibel 234: 4. Allegro
Concerto in F major, S.235: 1. Vivace
Concerto in F major, S.235: 2. Andante
Concerto in F major, S.235: 3. Presto
Concerto in F major, S.235: 4. Alla breve
Concerto in F major, S.235: 5. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 215: 1. Andante e staccato
Concerto in G major Seibel 215: 2. Vivace
Concerto in G major Seibel 215: 3. Largo
Concerto in G major Seibel 215: 4. Allegro - 2/4
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Darmstadt 1715: 1. Vivace
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Darmstadt 1715: 2. Largo
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Darmstadt 1715: 3. Allegro
Concerto in D major Seibel 226: 1. Allegro molto
Concerto in D major Seibel 226: 2. Adagio
Concerto in D major Seibel 226: 3. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 1. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 2. Larghetto
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 3. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 4. Entrée
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 5. Loure. Cantabile
Concerto in G major Seibel 213: 6. Tempo di Menuet - Air italienne
Concerto in F major Seibel 233: 1. Allegro
Concerto in F major Seibel 233: 2. Andante più tosto un poco Allegro
Concerto in F major Seibel 233: 3. Presto
Concerto in C major Seibel 211: 1. Allegro
Concerto in C major Seibel 211: 2. Pastorell
Concerto in C major Seibel 211: 3. Adagio
Concerto in C major Seibel 211: 4. Allegro assai
Concerto in F major Seibel 231: 1. Vivace
Concerto in F major Seibel 231: 2. Arioso
Concerto in F major Seibel 231: 3. Allegro
Concerto in F major Seibel 232: 1. Allegro
Concerto in F major Seibel 232: 2. Andante
Concerto in F major Seibel 232: 3. (Allegro)
Concerto in G major Seibel 217: 1. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 217: 2. Largo e staccato
Concerto in G major Seibel 217: 3. Grave
Concerto in G major Seibel 217: 4. Allegro
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Venezia 1715: 1. Vivace
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Venezia 1715: 2. Andante e staccato
Concerto in G major Seibel 214 - Venezia 1715: 3. Vivace
Serenata di Moritzburg Seibel 204 in F major Allegro - Adagio - Allegro
Sonata in A major Seibel 208: 1. Allegro
Sonata in A major Seibel 208: 2. Adagio e staccato
Sonata in A major Seibel 208: 3. Allegro
Concert Movement in C minor Seibel 240: Vivace

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