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Fasch: Ouvertüren, Concerto Per Due Corni Da Caccia


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 2152   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Friedrich Fasch
Performer:  Ludwig GüttlerKurt SandauAndreas LorenzWolfgang Klier,   ... 
Conductor:  Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Saxoniae
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) was highly regarded by his contemporaries (J.S. Bach owned copies of his compositions), and although he was largely forgotten after his death his reputation began to recover during the early 20th century. Fasch is seen as an innovator whose move from fugal writing to thematic development foreshadowed the achievements of Haydn and Mozart. His Overture Suites, following in the style of Telemann, consist of an overture followed by the customary set of dances. However, Fasch invests his works with considerably more melodic richness and far superior orchestral coloring and variety. The irresistible sound of three flutes makes the D minor suite a delicious experience indeed,
Read more as do the beautiful melodies appointed by catchy rhythms. The B major suite is in a brighter mood, and the larger orchestra creates a slightly fuller sound picture. Here, as in the D minor suite, the changing orchestral palette keeps the dances continually captivating. A special treat is the tuneful and lively Concerto in D for two Corni da Caccia. Ludwig Güttler and Kurt Sandau play the unusual instrument, which sounds like a cross between a trumpet and French horn, with consummate skill and audible delight. The same can be said for Virtuosi Saxoniae which, under Güttler's direction, makes Fasch sound like he should be a household name. Berlin Classics' sound is demonstration class. This is baroque for everybody.

--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Overture in D minor by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Conductor:  Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1986-87 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 33 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Overture in B major by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Conductor:  Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1986-87 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Horns, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major "The Hunt" by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Performer:  Ludwig Güttler (Hunting Horn), Kurt Sandau (Hunting Horn), Andreas Lorenz (Oboe),
Wolfgang Klier (Oboe), Hans-Peter Steger (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Ludwig Güttler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi Saxoniae
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1986-87 
Venue:  Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): I. Ouverture
Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): II. Air I
Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): III. Gavotte
Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): IV. Air II
Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): V. Jardiniers
Overture (Suite) in D minor (arr. M. Fechner): VI. Menuet I - alternativement - Menuet II
Concerto for 2 Corno da caccia, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in D major (arr. M. Fechner): I. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Corno da caccia, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in D major (arr. M. Fechner): II. Andante
Concerto for 2 Corno da caccia, 2 Oboes and Bassoon in D major (arr. M. Fechner): III. Allegro
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): I. Ouverture
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): II. Air I
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): III. Bourree
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): IV. Air II
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): V. Menuett I - Menuett II
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): VI. Air III
Overture (Suite) in B major (arr. E. Steinsdorf): VII. Passepied I - Passepied II

Customer Reviews

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 Do Not Miss This CD October 3, 2012 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "An astonishing find. Pure delight, a benediction upon my day when I play it in the morning and, indeed, it brings joie de vivre at any time of the day. Repeated hearings deepen one's love of these compositions." Report Abuse
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