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Zelenka: Orchestral Music, Trio Sonatas / Holliger, Bourgue, Tuckwell, Camerata Bern


Release Date: 02/09/2010 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93785   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Barry TuckwellLucio BuccarellaMaurice BourgueChristiane Jaccottet,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


These magnificent recordings, containing all of the surviving orchestral and chamber music of Jan Dismas Zelenka, restored one of the greatest and most distinctive Baroque composers to the repertoires of performers and to the record collections of music lovers. They have lost none of their freshness, even though Holliger and his team re-recorded the Trio Sonatas for ECM. Some may have a preference for this second version, but both are excellent and these performances of the orchestral works never have been surpassed. Remember those insane horn parts? The asymmetrical melodies? The syncopated rhythms and suggestions of Czech folk music? They’re all here, and you’re going to love them. At the
Read more Brilliant Classics price, this set is a steal.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Capricci (5) by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1729; Bohemia 
2.
Concerto a 8 in G major, ZWV 186 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1723; Bohemia 
3.
Sinfonia A minor by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Bohemia 
4.
Hipocondrie à 7 concertanti in A major, ZWV 187 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Bohemia 
5.
Overture à 7 concertanti in F major, ZWV 188 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Bohemia 
6.
Trio Sonatas (6) for 2 Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo, ZWV 181 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Lucio Buccarella (Double Bass), Maurice Bourgue (Oboe), Christiane Jaccottet (Harpsichord),
Saschko Gawriloff (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Bern
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Vienna, Austria 

Featured Sound Samples

Capriccio no 4: I. Allegro assai
Capriccio no 5: IV. Il fuirbondo: Presto assai
Concerto a 8 in G: I. Allegro

Customer Reviews

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 Breathtaking June 29, 2012 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "This collection opened up an entirely new world of musical wonder for me. A veritable galaxy of unexpected musical originality, substance, and magnetism. It is difficult to separate one's self from listening over and over again to some of the movements here. Zelenka's place in the pantheon of great composers should be elevated as his music becomes better known. " Report Abuse
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