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Air - A Baroque Journey / Daniel Hope


Release Date: 03/16/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001399302  
Composer:  Andrea FalconieriGeorge Frideric HandelDiego OrtizBiagio Marini,   ... 
Performer:  Stephan RathKristian BezuidenhoutLorenza BorraniDaniel Hope,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniel Hope’s declared aim is to trace the development of the Baroque violin, mainly through four composers – three Italian, one German. This throws up some fascinating, sometimes extraordinary, pieces.

Among the few surviving works of the Dresden composer Westhoff are a set of amazingly coloured sonatas with movements imitating bells, a lute, and a battle. Among a kaleidoscope of brief pieces are two complete concertos, one by Telemann, the other Geminiani’s arrangement of a Corelli sonata, stylishly accompanied by Hope’s five string colleagues and continuo.

A percussionist adds great rhythmic vitality in several dance movements; the opening Falconieri Ciaccona and a Tambourin by Leclair are irresistible. In
Read more all, here’s a striking demonstration of the sheer variety and invention of Baroque violin composers, though yet another Pachelbel Canon and a ‘Greensleeves’ arrangement seem to be concessions to the disc’s commercial potential.

Although by no means ‘period’ performances – they’re at present-day pitch and, if the photos are accurate, employ modern strings and bows – they are admirably stylish. Hope uses vibrato as a colour and there are some delightful hues in the five continuo options, plucked and keyed.

Bar an occasional steely edge from relatively close-miked solo violin, recorded sound is excellent.

Performance: 4 (out of 5), Sound: 4 (out of 5)

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chaconne in G major by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Lorenza Borrani (Violin),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Stefan Maass (Lute),
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 447: Sarabande by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Enno Senft (Double Bass), Stewart Eaton (Viola), William Conway (Cello),
Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin),
Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone),
Lucy Gould (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
3.
Recercada no 2 by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Lucy Gould (Violin), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Stefan Maass (Lute),
Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Daniel Hope (Violin), Lorenza Borrani (Violin),
Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Stewart Eaton (Viola)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
4.
La suave melodia y su corrente by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Stefan Maass (Lute), Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Daniel Hope (Violin),
Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Passacalio by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Stewart Eaton (Viola), Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Jonathan Cohen (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
6.
Ayres for the Violin, Book 1: Diverse bizzarrie su Sarabanda ò Ciaccona by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin),
Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1676; London, England 
7.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Stefan Maass (Lute),
Lucy Gould (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
8.
Concerto for Violin and Basso continuo in A minor, TV 51 no a 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Stefan Maass (Lute), William Conway (Cello),
Stewart Eaton (Viola), Enno Senft (Double Bass), Lucy Gould (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1716; Germany 
9.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo: no 3 in D minor: Imitazione delle Campane by Johann Paul von Westhoff
Performer:  Daniel Hope (Violin), Jonathan Cohen (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Germany 
10.
Ground upon a Scotch Humour by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Stefan Maass (Lute), Jonathan Cohen (Cello),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
11.
Concerti grossi (12) after Op. 5 of Arcangelo Corelli: no 5 in G minor by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Lorenza Borrani (Violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano),
Daniel Hope (Violin), Stefan Maass (Lute), William Conway (Cello),
Stewart Eaton (Viola), Enno Senft (Double Bass), Lucy Gould (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1726; London, England 
12.
Galliarda napolitana by Antonio Valente
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Jonathan Cohen (Cello),
Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1576; Naples, Italy 
13.
Passacalle by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Jonathan Cohen (Cello), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Lorenza Borrani (Violin),
Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Daniel Hope (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
14.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 9: no 3 in D major - 4th movement, Tambourin by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Jonathan Cohen (Cello),
Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; France 
15.
Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Daniel Hope (Violin), Stefan Maass (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major "La Guerra" by Johann Paul von Westhoff
Performer:  Kristian Bezuidenhout (Piano), Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (Percussion), Jonathan Cohen (Cello),
Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin), Stephan Rath (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682; Germany 
17.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo: no 2 in A minor: Presto by Johann Paul von Westhoff
Performer:  Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Daniel Hope (Violin), Stefan Maass (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
18.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Enno Senft (Double Bass), Stewart Eaton (Viola), William Conway (Cello),
Stefan Maass (Lute), Daniel Hope (Violin), Lorenza Borrani (Violin),
Stephan Rath (Chitarrone), Lucy Gould (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranged for chamber ensemble.  

Featured Sound Samples

Concerto grosso no 5 after op 5 of Arcangelo Corelli (Geminiani): II. Vivace

Sound Samples

Chaconne in G Major
Suite No.15 in D minor for Harpsichord, HWV 447: 3. Sarabande
Ricercata segunda
La suave melodia
Passacalio in G minor
"La Vecchia Sarabanda"
Canon and Gigue in D major: 1. Canon
Canon and Gigue in D major: 2. Gigue
Concerto for Violin concertato, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor, TWV 51:A1: Adagio
Concerto for Violin concertato, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor, TWV 51:A1: Allegro
Concerto for Violin concertato, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor, TWV 51:A1: Presto
Sonata for Violin and Continuo III: Imitazione delle Campane
Ground after the Scotch Humour
Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Arr. from Corelli's Sonata Op.5 No. 5: 1. Adagio
Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Arr. from Corelli's Sonata Op.5 No. 5: 2. Vivace
Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Arr. from Corelli's Sonata Op.5 No. 5: 3. Adagio
Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Concerto grosso No.5 in G minor - Arr. from Corelli's Sonata Op.5 No. 5: 4. Allegro
Gagliarda Napolitana
Passacaglia in G Minor
Tambourin
Greensleeves
Sonata "La guerra" in A Major: La Guerra cosí nominata di sua maestà
Sonata for Violin and Continuo II: Imitazione del Liuto. Presto
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air

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