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From The Collection Of Anders Chydenius

Release Date: 06/29/2004 
Label:  Alba   Catalog #: 186   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gaetano PugnaniFranz Xaver RichterAntonio SacchiniAntonio Rosetti,   ... 
Performer:  Mikael Helasvuo
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber OrchestraKokkola String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new Alba release presents a sampling of the large collection of printed scores amassed by Finnish clergyman Anders Chydenius (1729-1803), an amateur musician who with his ensemble held twice-weekly concerts at the vicarage in Kokkola. The selections here are all impressive and quite enjoyable, offering music ranging in style from late baroque to early classical. Gaetano Pugnani's virtuoso Quartet for Orchestra and Antonio Rosetti's Flute Concerto are the two longest works, and they form the musical bookends of the program. In between come Christian Ernst Graaf's idyllic Flute Quartet, Franz Xaver Richter's spirited Sinfonia (which forms the centerpiece of the program), and Antonio Sacchini's
Read more appealingly tuneful String Quartet. The assembled soloists and ensembles provide immaculately played, stylish performances, all captured in full-bodied, vibrant sound. Anyone who fancies instrumental music from this period shouldn't hesitate to give this unusual disc a listen. It's really exceptionally well done in all respects--one of the few "concept" CDs that really works. [6/29/2004]

--Victor Carr Jr, Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet for Orchestra no 1in B major by Gaetano Pugnani
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Symphony in D major, Op. 2 no 6 by Franz Xaver Richter
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Quartets (6) for Strings, Op. 2: no 6 in A major "Stile di Chiesa" by Antonio Sacchini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kokkola String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; London, England 
Concerto for Flute in G major by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 12 no 3 by Christian Ernst Graf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kokkola String Quartet

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