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Soler: Harpsichord Quintets No 4-6 / David Schrader


Release Date: 11/19/1996 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 30   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Soler
Performer:  David Schrader
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Cedille continues to delight me with the quality of its engineering and production. The latest release--again demonstrating the recording-booth talents of Bill Maylone--is Soler's Quintets for Harpsichord and Strings . . . Schrader plays a large harpsichord, resonant and full-voiced. The recording seems perfectly balanced between small-room acoustics . . . and large-ensemble spaciousness." (Fanfare)

Padre Antonio Soler's six quintets for harpsichord and string quartet are post-Baroque masterstrokes, blending Baroque and early Classical styles with a savory seasoning of Spanish folk music.

"In terms of crowd-pleasing qualities, the last three quintets of Soler may even eclipse their
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While formally less diverse than the first three quintets, the latter three are especially lyrical and offer a stimulating variety of moods and timbres which -- at least in the hands of the present performers -- evoke the sound of woodwinds, chimes, harp, and even Spanish guitar.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 4 in A minor by Antonio Soler
Performer:  David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 
2.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 5 in D major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 
3.
Quintet for Keyboard and Strings no 6 in G minor by Antonio Soler
Performer:  David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Spain 

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 Stunning September 7, 2013 By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM) See All My Reviews "Stunning music. Nothing in my experience prepared me to hear, and to enjoy, music this gorgeous and touching. It pierces the heart as well as the ear." Report Abuse
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