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Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue · Bach · Handel · Vivaldi / Musica Antiqua Köln · Goebel


Release Date: 08/15/1995 
Label:  Dg Archiv Masters Catalog #: 447285   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelJohann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiGeorge Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With every justification, NA waxed censorious over the hotchpotch contents of the original LP from which this CD is largely drawn: its Bach side then consisted of a single movement wrenched from a violin sonata, a spurious flute sonata and the B minor Suite, but incredibly enough minus the Overture and Sarabande. I am very glad to report that wiser counsels have prevailed at Archiv Produktion, and that now the other two Bach items have been painlessly dropped in favour of the complete suite (which had appeared on an LP issued in 1982). As it stands, this is an issue that can be warmly recommended musically and technically without reservation—except perhaps to those who hanker after rich Romantic tone and find the characteristic sound of Read more baroque violins wiry. Even they, however, could not fail to be stirred by the enormous vitality of these performances: the word 'routine' simply doesn't seem to exist in the vocabulary of this splendid team of virtuosi. Its Vivaldi, which brings home the point that the Folies d'Espagne was (as its name implies) originally a frenzied dance, is in itself worth getting the disc for; 'the' Pachelbel canon played in the proper style might wean slush-wallowers away from the soupiness in which it is usually drenched; but the Handel trio sonata (incorporating themes from various stage works) is also a delight; and the glorious sense of controlled freedom which permeates the Bach, meticulously phrased and stylishly ornamented, uplifts the spirit.

– Gramophone [1/1984], reviewing the first CD release of this album, DG 410502
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Works on This Recording

1.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg - Harburg 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Overture for Strings in G minor, BWV 1070 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg - Harburg 
Length: 17 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This work is now attributed to Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. 
3.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg - Harburg 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
Trio Sonatas (7) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 4 in G major, HWV 399 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1737-1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg - Harburg 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Friedrich Ebert Hall, Hamburg - Harburg 
Length: 22 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 

Sound Samples

Canon and Gigue in D major
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op.5, No.4, HWV 399: 1. Allegro
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op.5, No.4, HWV 399: 2. A tempo ordinario - Allegro non presto - Adagio
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op.5, No.4, HWV 399: 3. Passacaille
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op.5, No.4, HWV 399: 4. Gigue (Presto)
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G, Op.5, No.4, HWV 399: 5. Menuet (Allegro moderato)
Trio Sonata in D minor for 2 Violins and Continuo, Op.1/12 , RV 63 "La Follia"
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 1. Ouverture
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 2. Rondeau
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 4. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 5. Polonaise
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 6. Menuet
Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie
Suite No.5 in G minor, BWV 1070 (attributed to Bach): 1. Larghetto - Un poco allegro
Suite No.5 in G minor, BWV 1070 (attributed to Bach): 2. Torneo (Allegretto)
Suite No.5 in G minor, BWV 1070 (attributed to Bach): 3. Aria (Adagio)
Suite No.5 in G minor, BWV 1070 (attributed to Bach): 4. Menuetto - Trio
Suite No.5 in G minor, BWV 1070 (attributed to Bach): 5. Capriccio (Vivace)

Customer Reviews

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 An oldie but still a good one January 22, 2013 By Frederick Hecht (Scottsdale, AZ) See All My Reviews "A collection of energetically performed Baroque chestnuts by one of the great early music groups in their early days." Report Abuse
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