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Concert In Sanssouci / Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band


Release Date: 02/06/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 61903   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Philipp KirnbergerCarl Heinrich GraunCarl Philipp Emmanuel BachJohann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Nathalie StutzmannFrank De BruineRachel Brown
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Though Johann Kirnberger does not appear to have been of the inner circle, the Allegro of his Symphony in D which opens this well-planned concert embodies the very spirit of the carefree palace. Not that Sanssouci was ever quite that, as Voltaire discovered having risked once too often a verbal nonchalance on the subject of military matters, which were still of prime importance to his host when not playing the flute. Frederick’s delight in that instrument was assiduously looked after by Kammermusicus Quantz, also well represented here. The Flute Concerto in G is probably one of many (he reputedly wrote some 30 flute concertos and no doubt several are in G major), but it is a pleasing specimen, with a jolly first movement, a still more Read more jovial third, and, in between, one of those adagios which the King is said to have played so well. C. P. E. Bach, best but not most highly valued of the court composers, provides an oboe concerto, the opening allegro scurrying about and taking full advantage of being the only movement not to have an inhibiting ma non troppo attached. Interspersed are some arias from the operas of C. H. Graun, including one from Rodelinda, the first of his 26.

Natalie Stutzmann sings these with a voice to cause a fair degree of souci among the chandeliers. Her deep contralto has a full-bodied resonance, sumptuous in quality and proficient in the trill. The concertos have admirable soloists, the period instruments bringing both delicacy and strength. Roy Goodman’s Hanover Band convey a sense of enjoyment in their playing and are keenly alert to the rhythmic liveliness of their music.

-- Gramophone [11/1997]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony in D major by Johann Philipp Kirnberger
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
2. Rodelinda, regina de' langobardi: Se a questa vita by Carl Heinrich Graun
Performer:  Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto)
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Pompe vane di morte..." 
3. Concerto for Oboe in E flat major, Wq 165/H 468 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Frank De Bruine (Oboe)
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1765; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
4. Artaserse: Sulle sponde del torbido lete by Carl Heinrich Graun
Performer:  Nathalie Stutzmann (Alto)
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1743; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Language: Italian 
5. Concerto for Flute in G major by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Rachel Brown (Flute)
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 

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