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Zelenka: Complete Orchestral Works Vol 3 /Sonnentheil, Et Al


Release Date: 02/20/2001 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 999697   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Fernando SouzaNicolas PouyanneUlrike NeukammHajo Bäss,   ... 
Conductor:  Jürgen Sonnentheil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This disc completes Jürgen Sonnentheil's excellent survey of Zelenka's complete orchestral works. The highlight is a stunning rendition of Capriccio IV, capped by some pretty amazing playing of its insanely high horn parts. The work has all the melodic, harmonic, and textural interest that makes this composer one of the most characterful voices of the Baroque era. The Ouverture a 7 Concertanti doesn't sport the same colorful array of instruments as the Capriccio, but the music has personality in abundance, especially the delicious concluding Folie. Sonnentheil also offers a special treat in the form of the overture to Zelenka's Melodrama de S. Wenceslao (complete recording due in 2001 from Supraphon).
Read more Typically, it features some remarkably independent writing (given the period) for two trumpets and timpani. Throughout this series, the playing of Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre on period instruments has combined vitality with both warmth and elegance, a far cry from the steely cold sound of many UK period instrument bands. A fine conclusion, then, to a wonderful series, beautifully recorded by the engineers of Radio Bremen.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Overture à 7 concertanti in F major, ZWV 188 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Fernando Souza (Oboe), Nicolas Pouyanne (Bassoon), Ulrike Neukamm (Oboe),
Hajo Bäss (Viola), Hans Lub (Violin), Pieter Affourtit (Violin),
Hendrike Ter Brugge (Cello), Michiel Niessen (Theorbo), Christoph Lehmann (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jürgen Sonnentheil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Sendesaal Radio Bremen, Germany 
Length: 25 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Sub olea pacis, ZWV 175 "S. Wenceslao": Symphonia by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Ulrike Neukamm (Oboe), Pieter Affourtit (Violin), Hans Lub (Violin),
Fernando Souza (Oboe), Hendrike Ter Brugge (Cello), Christoph Lehmann (Harpsichord),
Michiel Niessen (Theorbo), Frank Hiesler (Timpani), Thibaud Robinne (Trumpet),
Denis Lebon (Trumpet), Hajo Bäss (Viola)
Conductor:  Jürgen Sonnentheil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Sendesaal Radio Bremen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Capricci (5): no 4 in A major, ZWV 185 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Performer:  Fernando Souza (Oboe), Hans Lub (Violin), Hendrike Ter Brugge (Cello),
Michiel Niessen (Theorbo), Ulrike Neukamm (Oboe), Theunis Van der Zwart (Hunting Horn),
Rafael Vosseler (Hunting Horn), Pieter Affourtit (Violin), Christoph Lehmann (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Jürgen Sonnentheil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Sendesaal Radio Bremen, Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Ouverture a 7 in F Major, ZWV 188: I. Overture
Ouverture a 7 in F Major, ZWV 188: II. Aria
Ouverture a 7 in F Major, ZWV 188: III. Menuet
Ouverture a 7 in F Major, ZWV 188: IV. [Siciliano]
Ouverture a 7 in F Major, ZWV 188: V. Folie
Melodrama de Sancto Wenceslao in D Major, ZWV 175: Symphonia
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: I. Allegro assai
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: II. Adagio
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: III. Aria
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: IV. En tempo de canarie
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: V. Menuet I-II
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: VI. Andante
Capriccio in A Major, ZWV 185: VII. Paysan I-II

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