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Soler: Harpsichord Quintets No 1-3 / David Schrader


Release Date: 11/02/1995 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 13   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Soler
Performer:  Michael SheltonChristopher VerretteDavid SchraderPeter Slowik,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Soler's distinctive personality is stamped all over [these quintets]. Schrader has recorded two volumes of [Soler's] sonatas for Cedille Records, and he brings the same digital skill and musical discrimination to these quintets. He leads a quartet that uses mid--to late--eighteenth century original instruments, in performances that are lively, tasteful, and finely balanced. The ensemble is ideally recorded." (Fanfare)

"The pleasures of discovering this unfamiliar music are greatly enhanced by the performances." (Chicago Tribune)

Captivating and quirky, the quintets for keyboard and strings of Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler were rare, even in the heyday of LP recordings. Now they are
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 1 in C major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Michael Shelton (Violin), Christopher Verrette (Violin), David Schrader (Harpsichord),
Peter Slowik (Viola), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Evanston, IL 
Length: 21 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 2 in F major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord), Peter Slowik (Viola),
Michael Shelton (Violin), Christopher Verrette (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Evanston, IL 
Length: 22 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 3 in G major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Christopher Verrette (Violin), Michael Shelton (Violin), Peter Slowik (Viola),
John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  St. Luke's Church, Evanston, IL 
Length: 23 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Harpsichord Quintet No. 1 in C major: I. Allegretto
Harpsichord Quintet No. 1 in C major: II. Andantino
Harpsichord Quintet No. 1 in C major: III. Allegretto en fuga
Harpsichord Quintet No. 1 in C major: IV. Minuetto (Allegretto)
Harpsichord Quintet No. 1 in C major: V. Allegro
Harpsichord Quintet No. 2 in F major: I. Cantabile con moto
Harpsichord Quintet No. 2 in F major: II. Minuetto: Allegretto
Harpsichord Quintet No. 2 in F major: II. Allegro - Divertimento: Andantino - Allegro
Harpsichord Quintet No. 3 in G major: I. Allegretto
Harpsichord Quintet No. 3 in G major: II. Largo
Harpsichord Quintet No. 3 in G major: III. Allegro pastorile
Harpsichord Quintet No. 3 in G major: IV. Andantino grazioso
Harpsichord Quintet No. 3 in G major: V. Allegro subito

Customer Reviews

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 Unfailingly perfect September 7, 2013 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "Unfailing perfect music for the harpsichord--as great as Domenico Scarlatti's masterpieces. You are in for a real treat in listening to these pieces by the good Padre." Report Abuse
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