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Baroque Recorder Concerti / Scott Reiss, Hesperus


Release Date: 01/19/1999 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7454   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiWilliam BabellJacques-Christoph NaudotGeorg Philipp Telemann,   ... 
Performer:  Scott Reiss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This Koch issue is a rerelease of an outing originally recorded in 1988 and released on Golden Apple, Hesperus's own label. Hesperus, based in Washington, DC, has a penchant for folk/classical fusions (e.g., the subtitle of the 1996 Dorian release—"Medieval improvisations for a postmodern age"), but this collection falls strictly within HIP orthodoxy. Reiss's sparkling playing is beyond reproach—who could resist the fizzing sopranino recorder of the Vivaldi that opens the collection? The string playing is generally capable, though on occasion it falls below the mark, as for example in the scrappy intonation of the unison playing in the Telemann. The recorded sound flatters both recorder and strings. Not essential for the Read more collector, but a pleasant visit with an American recorderist who certainly deserves a listen (and another such concerto collection).

-- Tom Moore, FANFARE [5/1999] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Recorder in D minor by William Babell
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
4.
Concerto for Recorder no 2 in C major, Op. 17 no 2 by Jacques-Christoph Naudot
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
5.
Concerto for Recorder in C major, TV 51 no C 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725-1735; Hamburg, Germany 
6.
Concerto for Recorder in F major, GWV 323 by Christoph Graupner
Performer:  Scott Reiss (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hesperus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735-1737; Darmstadt, Germany 

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