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Zelenka: The Capriccios / Bach Sinfonia [CD & Blu-ray Audio]

Zelenka / Bach Sinfonia
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92163   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor:  Daniel Abraham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sono Luminus proudly presents the first surround sound recording of Zelenka’s five Capriccios. The complex scores have been brought to life under the direction of conductor Daniel Abraham, who also crafted this new edition of the works. This sonic masterpiece of the Baroque is presented using all period instruments including natural horn for the virtuosic horn lines. This album is presented in a 2-disc package with 1 CD and 1 stunning Blu-ray Audio disc. Sono Luminus proudly presents the first surround sound recording of Zelenka’s five Capriccios. The complex scores have been brought to life under the direction of conductor Daniel Abraham, who also crafted this new edition of the works. This sonic masterpiece of the Baroque is presented using all period instruments including natural horn for the virtuosic horn lines. This album is presented in a 2-disc package with 1 CD and 1 stunning Blu-ray Audio disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Capricci (5): no 5 in G major, ZWV 190 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Conductor:  Daniel Abraham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; Bohemia 
2. Capricci (5): no 4 in A major, ZWV 185 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Bohemia 
3. Capricci (5): no 3 in F major, ZWV 184 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1718; Bohemia 
4. Capricci (5): no 2 in G major, ZWV 183 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Bohemia 
5. Capricci (5): no 1 in D major, ZWV 182 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Bohemia 

Sound Samples

Capriccio No. 1 in D major, ZWV 182: I. Andante - Allegro
Capriccio No. 1 in D major, ZWV 182: II. Payson
Capriccio No. 1 in D major, ZWV 182: III. Aria
Capriccio No. 1 in D major, ZWV 182: IV. Bouree
Capriccio No. 1 in D major, ZWV 182: V. Menuetto I-II-I da capo
Capriccio No. 2 in G major, ZWV 183: I. Allegro
Capriccio No. 2 in G major, ZWV 183: II. Canarie - Aria - Canarie da capo
Capriccio No. 2 in G major, ZWV 183: III. Gavotte
Capriccio No. 2 in G major, ZWV 183: IV. Rondeau
Capriccio No. 2 in G major, ZWV 183: V. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto da capo
Capriccio No. 3 in F major, ZWV 184: I. Staccato e forte - Allegro
Capriccio No. 3 in F major, ZWV 184: II. Allemande
Capriccio No. 3 in F major, ZWV 184: III. Menuet - Trio - Menuet da capo - Trio - Menuet da capo
Capriccio No. 3 in F major, ZWV 184: IV. Allegro
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 I: Allegro assai - Aria II - Aria I da capo
Capriccio in A major, ZWV 185: IV. In tempo di canarie
Capriccio in A major, ZWV 185: V. Menuetto I-II- I da capo
Capriccio in A major, ZWV 185: VI. Andante
Capriccio in A major, ZWV 185: VII. Payson I-II - Canon in unisono - Payson I da capo
Capriccio in G major, ZWV 190: I. Allegro - Fiero
Capriccio in G major, ZWV 190: II. Menuetto I-II-I dacapo
Capriccio in G major, ZWV 190: III. Il contento - Trio - Il contento da capo
Capriccio in G major, ZWV 190: IV. Il furibondo: Presto assai
Capriccio in G major, ZWV 190: V. Villanella I-II-I da capo

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Do not deprive yourself September 7, 2013 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "Do not deprive yourself of learning, and listening ,to Zelenka and his compositions. There is neither a boring note nor uninspired phrase that I have ever heard in any of his music. And The Capriccios are no exception to my characterization. They are also the crown of my Zelenka collection." Report Abuse
 Wonderful performances December 29, 2012 By john marsilia (manalapan, NJ) See All My Reviews "Loved this recording. Much pleasure to be had. Expand your baroque horizons if you don't already know this fine composer." Report Abuse
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