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Solo For The King / Semeradova, Cuiller, Torgersen, Flekova

Semeradova,Jana
Release Date: 05/15/2012 
Label:  Supraphon   Catalog #: 4087   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Philipp KirnbergerJohann Joachim QuantzCarl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Lenka TorgersenJana SemerádováBertrand CuillerHana Fleková
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Czech flautist Jana Semerádová’s new recording marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Prussian King Frederick the Great. Just as France had its Louis XIV., so Germany had Frederick II. His passionate love of music and desire to learn how to play the flute was kindled by his encounter with the virtuoso Johann Joachim Quantz. The King surrounded himself with prominent musicians of the time, with his fabled orchestra including the harpsichordist Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the phenomenal Czech violinist František Benda and Johann Philipp Kirnberger, a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach’s. The encounter between Bach and the King of Prussia subsequently gave rise to the famous collection Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering). Czech flautist Jana Semerádová’s new recording marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Prussian King Frederick the Great. Just as France had its Louis XIV., so Germany had Frederick II. His passionate love of music and desire to learn how to play the flute was kindled by his encounter with the virtuoso Johann Joachim Quantz. The King surrounded himself with prominent musicians of the time, with his fabled orchestra including the harpsichordist Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the phenomenal Czech violinist František Benda and Johann Philipp Kirnberger, a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach’s. The encounter between Bach and the King of Prussia subsequently gave rise to the famous collection Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lenka Torgersen (Baroque Violin), Jana Semerádová (Flute), Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord),
Hana Fleková (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 16 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 4, Fuga canonica in Epidiapente by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lenka Torgersen (Baroque Violin), Jana Semerádová (Flute), Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord),
Hana Fleková (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 05/1747-07/1747; Germany 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3. Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 2, Canon perpetuus super thema regium by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord), Jana Semerádová (Flute), Lenka Torgersen (Baroque Violin),
Hana Fleková (Cello)
4. Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in G minor by Johann Philipp Kirnberger
Performer:  Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord), Jana Semerádová (Flute), Lenka Torgersen (Baroque Violin),
Hana Fleková (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
5. Sarabande et quatre doubles for flute solo in G minor by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Jana Semerádová (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6. Minuetto for flute solo in E minor by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Jana Semerádová (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7. Giga No. 53 for flute by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Jana Semerádová (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8. Duetto for Flute and Violin in E minor, Wq 140/H 598 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Lenka Torgersen (Baroque Violin), Jana Semerádová (Flute), Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord),
Hana Fleková (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1770 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
9. Sonata for flute (or violin) & continuo in E minor, L. III-57 by Franz Benda
Performer:  Bertrand Cuiller (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1756 
Venue:  St. Francis of Assisi Church, Convent of 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 

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