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Pastime With Good Company

Release Date: 07/20/2004 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 901   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Christina PluharAstor PiazzollaJohann Sebastian BachTobias Hume,   ... 
Performer:  Marco BeasleyNima Ben DavidGustav LeonhardtHéléne Schmitt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'ArpeggiataQuatuor HabaneraCafé Zimmermann,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Pastime with Good Company" is a recording that celebrates the 5th Anniversary of the Alpha Productions label. Every artist on the roster (including such notables as Gustav Leonhardt, Cafe Zimmerman and L'Arpeggiata) recorded a piece of their own choice for this production. It is a wonderful sampler of the artists and repertoire featured on the label, and because all of the tracks were specially recorded for this disc, none of the music is duplicated on other releases. It was released in 2003 and includes the current catalog through that year.


1 L'Arpeggiata, La Rosina
2 L'Arpeggiata & Marco Beasley, Un Cavalier di Spagna
3 Quatuor Habanera, Astor Piazzolla, Michelangelo'70 Read more /> 4 Diabolus in Musica, Gaudeat ecclesia
5 Café Zimmermann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Trio en Sol Majeur
6 Nima Ben David, Tobias Hume, Good again
7 Gustav Leonhardt, Louis Couperin, Prélude en Do
8 Eugène Green, Tirsis s'en alloit mourir d'aise
9 Hélène Schmitt, Nicola Matteis, Passagio rotto e fantasia a violino solo senza basso
10 Frédéric Désenclos, Guillaume Lasceux, Flûtes
11 Brice Duisit, Viadeira
12 Joël Grare, Bela Bartok a-t-il souri dans la nuit ?
13 Bruno & Esther Cocset, Sally Gardens - Fischer's Hornpipe - Ladies's Hornpipe
14 Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Ludwig van Beethoven, Für Elise, 1810
15 Les Witches, Slieve Russel - Wellington's advance - The three little drummers
16 Le Poème Harmonique, Clément Janequin, Toutes les nuits

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Works on This Recording

La Rosina by Christina Pluhar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Notes: Arrangement of a popular song from Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro (1425-1480) 
Un Cavalier di Spagna by Christina Pluhar
Performer:  Marco Beasley (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Arpeggiata
Michelangelo 70 by Astor Piazzolla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Habanera
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1038: Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1038: Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Café Zimmermann
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
The first part of ayres: no 14, Good againe by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Nima Ben David (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
Prélude non-mesuré in C major by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Ayres for the Violin, Book 2: Passagio Rotto by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Héléne Schmitt (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1676; London, England 
Messe Solemnelle: Flutes by Guillaume Lasceux
Performer:  Frédéric Desenclos (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Schoonderwoerd (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Toutes les nuictz, M 4 no 130 by Clément Janequin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Počme Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 

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