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Schenck: The Nymphs Of The Rhine Vol 2 / Les Voix Humaines


Release Date: 04/17/2001 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554415   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie NapperMargaret Little
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc features the second half of the 12 sonatas (actually suites of dance movements) that make up The Nymphs of the Rhine Op. 8 by the fascinating 17th century Dutch-German composer Johannes Schenck. A master gambist, Schenck's absolute knowledge of the potential of the instrument is on full display in these superbly crafted, colorful works, and Susie Napper and Margaret Little, the players in Les Voix Humaines, possess superb skill and incisive musical instincts. The dialogue between the instruments seems effortless, allowing Schenck's cosmopolitan blend of musical languages to speak naturally. Just listen to the gentle weeping of the Menuet, or to the highly expressive Allegro "Aria" of the E minor sonata, with its Read more delicately interlaced musings.

A real treat is the Rondeau of the C minor sonata--the opening eerily imitates the drone of a bagpipe (complete with the characteristic swell up to the first note), as the tune, reminiscent of a sober Breton folk song, dances on. Throughout this recording the musicians engage as much technical and interpretive facility as required to effectively capture the music's wide variety of manners and moods. Naxos' sound has a bit of a metallic edge, but is certainly full and clear. If you already have the excellent first volume of The Nymphs of the Rhine, then you'll surely want this one too. If not, then this is a fine introduction to some terrific music.
--David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 7 in B minor by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 8 in C minor by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 19 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 9 in E minor by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 10 in G major by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 11 in G major by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
6.
Suites (12) for 2 Bass Viola da Gambas, Op. 8 "Le nymphe di Rheno": no 12 in D minor by Johannes Schenck
Performer:  Susie Napper (Bass Viola da gamba), Margaret Little (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1702; Düsseldorf, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  St. Augustin de Mirabel Church, Quebec 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 7 in B minor: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 7 in B minor: Allegro
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 7 in B minor: Adagio con affetto
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 7 in B minor: Allegro-Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 7 in B minor: Aria Amoroso: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Allemanda
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Corrente
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Sarabanda: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Ciga
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Rondeau
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Gavotta
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in C minor: Menuet
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Aria: Allegro
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Tempo di Sarabanda: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Giga
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Bouree
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 9 in E minor: Menuet
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Allemanda
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Corrente
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Sarabanda
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Giga
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Gavotta
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 10 in G major: Menuet
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 11 in G major: Allegro - Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 11 in G major: Aria: Allegro
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 11 in G major: Adagio
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 11 in G major: Ciacona
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 12 in D minor: Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 12 in D minor: Aria: Allegro
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 12 in D minor: Corrente
Le nymphe di Rheno, Op. 8: Sonata No. 12 in D minor: Allegro - Presto

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