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Furiosa - Gottfried Finger / Jessica Horsley, David Hatcher


Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10228   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gottfried Finger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD documents an exciting discovery of outstanding music by a previously little-known composer, Godfrey (Gottfried) Finger (c 1660-1730). None of the over thirty works for viols from the Sünching Codex recently attributed to Finger has been recorded previously, and most of them remain unpublished. The pieces premiered here necessitate not only a major reassessment of Finger's oeuvre, but also of viol repertoire per se, for they represent the very pinnacle of musical beauty and technical prowess of the epoch, stretching the instrument to its very limits. Furiosa has the complex alchemy to delight a modern audience. It broadens our perception of the viola da gamba and its repertoire. Jessica Horsley was a founder member of the Read more consort The Earle His Viols. As well as working with various early music ensembles such as Ferrara (Crawford Young) and Gilles Binchois (Dominique Vellard), she has taken part in performances of new music with Collegium Novum (Zürich) and the Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt/Main) with Heinz Holliger. David Hatcher began his career based in England, performing with his own chamber ensemble Harmonie Universelle and as a guest with The New London Consort and Fretwork. Today he works with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Consort of Musicke and with numerous other period ensembles and orchestras. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for 2 bass viols in D major by Gottfried Finger
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 16 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Suite for 2 bass viols in G major by Gottfried Finger
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for 2 bass viols No. 14 in D major ("Selecta") by Gottfried Finger
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for 2 bass viols No. 7 in G major ("Grandoena") by Gottfried Finger
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for 2 bass viols No. 2 in D major ("Ariosa") by Gottfried Finger
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for 2 bass viols No. 13 in G major ("Furiosa") by Gottfried Finger
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Church of Labecede Lauragais, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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