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Janitsch: Berlin Quartets / Il Gardellino

Janitsch / Il Gardellino
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24262  
Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The reign of King Friedrich II of Prussia ushered in a "Golden Age" of music at the Berlin court, at which the monarch himself actively participated as flutist and composer. Johann Gottlieb Janitsch was also active there, alongside his far more renowned colleagues Quantz, Graun, C.P.E. Bach and the Benda brothers. All these composers, including Janitsch, wrote not only for the rather conservative court, however, but also created numerous works for the considerably more openminded noble and bourgeois Berlin salons. His quartets are distinguished by their expressive style, original thematic ideas, rich harmonies, syncopated rhythms and refined techniques of ornamentation. In additional, they captivate listeners through their Read more colourful, diversified and at times unusual scoring. The fact that Janitsch never fails to set the "right tone" of the modern, gallant style in his quartets, despite his consummate mastery of contrapuntal techniques, makes these works precious highlights of chamber music of the North Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata da camera in G minor "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
2.
Sonata da camera for Flute, Oboe/Violin/Flute, Viola, Cello and Harpsichord in D major, Op. 5 Dr 7 "Echo" by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
3.
Sonata da camera for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo in C major, Op. 4 by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Quartet for 2 Flutes, Oboe, and Basso Continuo in G major by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
5.
Sonata da camera for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor by Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
Period: Baroque 

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