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Salieri: Harmoniemusiken / Klocker, Consortium Classicum

Salieri / Consortium Classicum / Klocker
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 738111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After having suffered from numerous legends that were negative to the point of defamation, Antonio Salieri has long been rehabilitated. He in fact shares many traits with his supposed competitor Mozart, if one takes a closer look at their dramatic oeuvre. They shared an instinct for choosing topics suited to the stage and for writing music that was particularly stageworthy, and they both at the same time strove for virtuosity and expressive truth. The combination of the serious and the comic in the dramma giocoso was as much a matter of concern to the Venetian Salieri as it was to his Salzburg colleague who was his junior by six years. And finally, the "recycling" of their music in popular contemporary arrangements for wind band Read more was something that was not merely a source of delight to either one of them. The lack of any kind of copyright protection in those days meant that professional arrangers time and again pipped the composers to the post when it was a matter of reworking operatic highlights for wind octet. Probably the best-known "banda" of the day was to be found in the palace of the Esterházy princes. As so often before, the clarinettist and music researcher Dieter Klöcker has in the course of his investigations here unearthed their treasures for the ensemble Consortium Classicum. The attraction of Antonio Salieri's musico-dramatic oeuvre lies in its equal measure of virtuosity, sensibility and comedy, and all of these ingredients are found again in the wind band arrangements from three of his operas recorded here. In his La grotto di Trofonio, the intense, magical atmosphere is heard already in its charming wind soli for cor anglais and clarinet, and these are to be found again here. The arrangements from Axur, Rè d'Ormus delight us with their exact instrumental reproduction of the vocal virtuosity and charm of its arias and ballads. In Palmira, regina di Persia, Salieri exploits musical contrasts to the full and in an a cappella quartet also proves himself a master of the vocal ensemble. This art naturally also comes into its own in the version for wind band, and rounds off a enjoyably colourful, contrasting programme with the Consortium Classicum. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La grotta di Trofonio: Sinfonia by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2. La grotta di Trofonio: Introduzione by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3. La grotta di Trofonio: Larghetto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4. La grotta di Trofonio: Cantabile by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5. La grotta di Trofonio: Andantino by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6. La grotta di Trofonio: Finale. Un poco adagio by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. La grotta di Trofonio: Finale. Allegro assai by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Allegro by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Introduzione by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Allegro moderato by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Andantino by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Allegretto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Andante un poco cantabile by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
14. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Canzone by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
15. Axur, Rè d'Ormus: Allegretto - Allegro by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
16. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Sinfonia by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Andante con moto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
18. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Terzetto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
19. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Marcia by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
20. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Un poco andante by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Andante un poco sostenuto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
22. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Larghetto by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Andante by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
24. Palmira, Regina di Persia: Finale by Antonio Salieri
Conductor:  Dieter Klöcker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Classicum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Venue:  Clara-Wieck-Auditorium Sandhausen bei He 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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