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Georg Christoph Wagenseil: Quartets For Low Strings

Wagenseil / Piccolo Concerto Wien / Sensi
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24242   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The importance of Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777) in the development of the classical symphony cannot be underestimated, and his concertos were also significant in the formation of the style of early Viennese classicism. As its chief representative, Wagenseil unites Italian, French and German stylistic elements in his works, as was typical of the 'mixed style' of the early 18th century. Moreover, he is considered one of the perfectors of the gallant-sentimental stylistic epoch which became so essential for the formation of classicism in 18th-century music history. The Six Quartets for Low Strings occupy a special position in the chamber music of Wagenseil, simply by virtue of their unusual scoring and the type of classical Read more four-movement quartet that was just coming into being. The two upper parts can be performed by either two cellos or two violas, as desired; the lower parts are played by a cello and a double bass. Both variants, equally attractive in sound, can be heard on the present double CD. The Piccolo Concerto Vienna under the direction of the double bassist Roberto Sensi introduces music to us that is notable, not least - alongside its music-historical significance - for a typically Viennese quality: charm. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.3 in C major ("Suite des piè by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.2 in F major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.4 in A major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.6 in G major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.5 in B major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for 3 cellos & double bass (or 2 violas, cello & double bass) No.1 in D major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Conductor:  Roberto Sensi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccolo Concerto Wien
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1764 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche, Schmiedrait, Austri 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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