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Stamitz: Orchestral Trios Vol 1 / Armstrong, New Zealand Co


Release Date: 02/20/1996 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553213   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Conductor:  Donald Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonatas (6) in 3 parts for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 1 in C major by Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Conductor:  Donald Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1755 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, NZ 
Length: 16 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Sonatas (6) in 3 parts for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 2 in A major by Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Conductor:  Donald Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1755 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, NZ 
Length: 16 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Sonatas (6) in 3 parts for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 3 in F by Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Conductor:  Donald Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1755 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, NZ 
Length: 15 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. Symphonies (6), Op. 4: no 3 in C minor by Johann Wenzel Stamitz
Conductor:  Donald Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, NZ 
Length: 14 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Orchestral Trio in C major, Op. 1, No. 1: I. Allegro
Orchestral Trio in C major, Op. 1, No. 1: II. Andante ma non adagio
Orchestral Trio in C major, Op. 1, No. 1: III. Menuet
Orchestral Trio in C major, Op. 1, No. 1: IV. Prestissimo
Orchestral Trio in A major, Op. 1, No. 2: I. Allegro assai
Orchestral Trio in A major, Op. 1, No. 2: II. Andante poco adagio
Orchestral Trio in A major, Op. 1, No. 2: III. Menuet
Orchestral Trio in A major, Op. 1, No. 2: IV. Prestissimo
Orchestral Trio in F major, Op. 1, No. 3: I. Allegro molto
Orchestral Trio in F major, Op. 1, No. 3: II. Larghetto
Orchestral Trio in F major, Op. 1, No. 3: III. Menuet
Orchestral Trio in F major, Op. 1, No. 3: IV. Presto
Orchestral Trio in C minor, Op. 4, No. 3: I. Allegro
Orchestral Trio in C minor, Op. 4, No. 3: II. Andante
Orchestral Trio in C minor, Op. 4, No. 3: III. Menuet
Orchestral Trio in C minor, Op. 4, No. 3: IV. Prestissimo

Customer Reviews

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 Another underrated composer shows why he should b January 20, 2013 By William Z. (Broad Run, VA) See All My Reviews "This recording was my first exposure to the elegant and enjoyable music of Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz (1717-1757). Stamitz was an important musical figure in the Mannheim Court and in the development of the Classical style from the late Baroque around the middle of the 1700s. The works presented here, named Orchestral Trios, are from about 1755 and somewhere between a chamber trio and a full symphony, and apparently are equally suitable for performance by either a chamber ensemble or full orchestra. Each work is in four movements and is smooth, flowing, stately, and elegant music, reminding me of early Haydn symphonies. In this performance, the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra does a wonderful job and sounds great throughout the recording. As with many Naxos releases of the works of lesser known and underrated Classical composers, there are informative liner notes, a great performance of high quality works by somewhat lesser known but top notch musicians, and a reasonable price, making the whole package very compelling. Strongly recommended for understanding and appreciating the context and development of the early Classical style, and most importantly, for the merits and sheer enjoyment of some very fine music by a composer who should be better known." Report Abuse
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