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Kuhnau: Biblische Sonaten / Caldara

Kuhnau / Caldara
Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Concerto   Catalog #: 2070   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD presents Johann Kuhnau’s masterpiece, one of the most extraordinary examples of what would come to be called program music two centuries later. It is performed by the young harpsichordist Federico Caldara in its original, uncut version, including recitatives narrated by the actor, Luciano Bertoli. These texts, which have been adapted from the Old Italian language of the original, introduce the episodes that are then “described in music”, bringing stories of love, battles and Biblical dramas to life. This is a unique and remarkable work by a composer who is still little known, but because of his importance in the development of the sonata for harpsichord, as well as the influence he had on Bach himself cannot continue to be Read more underestimated. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for keyboard No. 1 ("Der Streit zwishen David und Goliath") (from Biblischen Historien-Sonata by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 11 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for keyboard No. 2 ("Der von David vermittelst der Music curirte Saul") (from Biblischen Hist by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 15 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for keyboard No. 3 ("Jobabs Heyrath") (from Biblischen Historien-Sonataen) by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 12 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for keyboard No. 4 ("Der todtkranke und wieder gesunde Hiskias") (from Biblischen Historien-S by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for keyboard No. 5 ("Der Heyland Israelis: Gideon") (from Biblischen Historien-Sonataen) by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for keyboard No. 6 ("Jacobs Tod und Begraebnis") (from Biblischen Historien-Sonataen) by Johann Kuhnau
Performer:  Federico Caldara (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700 
Length: 16 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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