Notes and Editorial Reviews
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Ricercar Consort; La Pastorella (period instruments)
RICERCAR 270 (7 CDs: 488:29)
Concertos: in a,
Menuet in F,
Quartets: in a,
, TWV 43:h1;
TWV 43:G1: Excerpts.
Recorder Sonatas: in f
, TWV 41:f1;
Suite in a,
Trio Sonatas: in F,
C. P. E. BACH
Trio Sonata in F.
Concerto comique No. 14.
Quartets: in B?; in F.
Concerto in F. Quartet in E?. Sonata in D.
Overture in D,
Trio Sonata in C.
Concert II in d.
Quartet in F.
Concerto in F,
"This reissue brings together in one convenient package seven CDs of Baroque chamber music recorded from 1988 through 1999. The first three discs are devoted to Telemann works featuring one or more recorders. Disc 4 features various instruments. The end of disc 4 and all of disc 5 are devoted to the “Paris” Quartets. The recorder and flute are the featured instruments on disc 6, with works of various composers, while disc 7 features works of various composers that include the French horn.
Considering the length of the headnote, I will not try the Editor’s patience with a long review of the contents. And there is no need really. In reviewing discs 1 and 5, George Chien (
12:2) said that the “Ricercar Consort is consistently enjoyable.” Tom Moore reviewed disc 3 (
17:2) and stated that “the performances are first-rate.” (The other four discs seem to have escaped notice in
.) I am in complete agreement. The two period-instrument ensembles have some performers in common. Both provide excellent performances of a large body of enjoyable music.
Ricercar’s booklet does not give catalog numbers for these works, but I believe I have correctly identified them. Most of the Telemann items, but not all, can be found elsewhere. Of the works by other composers, only the Bach, Corrette, and Vivaldi pieces are currently represented in the catalog. For those looking to fill gaps in their Telemann chamber music collections, or for anyone who enjoys well-played Baroque chamber music, this collection will be self-recommending. Add to that the reasonable price and it becomes practically irresistible."
FANFARE: Ron Salemi
Works on This Recording
Trio Sonata in F major by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Quartet in B flat major by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Quartet in F major by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Trio Sonata in C major by Johann Joachim Quantz
Quartet in F major by Gottfried H. Stölzel
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