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Concerti Di Flauti - Telemann, Heinichen, Marcello / Hogwood, Loeki Stardust Quartet


Release Date: 11/13/2007 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 436905   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann David HeinichenJohann Christian SchickhardtGeorg Philipp TelemannAlessandro Marcello,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel BrüggenBertho DrieverPaul LeenhoutsKarel Van Steenhoven
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicLoeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It could not be said that any of these works represents its composer at his best; indeed, Heinichen (sometimes) and Schickhardt (often) reach parts that others had already frequently reached. However, neither could it be said that the music lacks charm or grace, or that this distinguished assemblage of performers fails to extract every drop of life from it. Even when Vivaldi's thematic muse spoke in commonplaces he usually managed to remind one of the saying "It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it", as he does in the Concerto in due corf finally catching the attention that may have wandered a little during some of the preceding items.

Clifford Bartlett (the annotator) comments, that "tuning between a
Read more single recorder and another solo instrument can be difficult (perhaps due to incompatibility of the overtone patterns)". Tuning can be difficult but it has nothing to do with overtones: the sounds of flutes, both fipple and transverse, are almost devoid of overtones. The problem is due to the recorder's lack of flexibility of intonation, exacerbated by the variation of pitch with strength of blowing, especially in the tendency to 'go sharp' when blown strongly. It is always present, as are other problems of instrumental incompatibility of intonation, and we have become accustomed to living with it, and it is likely to mar the gentle pleasures of this finely recorded disc only for the most hypersensitive listener—to whom the problem must already be familiar.

-- Gramophone [7/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto ŕ 8 for 4 Recorders and Strings in C major by Johann David Heinichen
Performer:  Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Bertho Driever (Recorder), Paul Leenhouts (Recorder),
Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for 4 Recorders and Basso Continuo in D minor by Johann Christian Schickhardt
Performer:  Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Paul Leenhouts (Recorder), Bertho Driever (Recorder),
Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for 2 Recorders and Strings in A minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Concertos (6) for 2 Flutes/Oboes "La cetra": no 6 in G major by Alessandro Marcello
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for 2 Recorders and Strings in B flat major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for 4 Recorders and Basso Continuo in G major by Johann Christian Schickhardt
Performer:  Daniel Brüggen (Recorder), Bertho Driever (Recorder), Paul Leenhouts (Recorder),
Karel Van Steenhoven (Recorder)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Double Orchestra in A major, RV 585 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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