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Chaconne / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln


Release Date: 01/06/1997 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 453418   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Biagio MariniArcangelo CorelliHenry PurcellJohn Blow,   ... 
Performer:  Florian DeuterReinhard GoebelVictoria GunnChristian Rieger,   ... 
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nine chaconnes may sound a little too much of a good thing, but the wonderfully varied melodic patterns that skilful composers could develop over an ostinato or ground bass fully justify the programme. Disciplined and animated playing make the release stimulating and entertaining.

‘The innocent purpose of this anthology is solely and simply to fill the general listener’s cup with an hour of harmonious pleasure in 3/4 time and to open the door, for the connoisseur, to the 17th-century composer’s workshop.’ This, then, in the words of Reinhard Goebel, director of Musica Antiqua Köln, is the raison d’être of the present disc. Nine consecutive chaconnes may sound a little too much of a good thing, but the
Read more wonderfully varied melodic patterns that skilful composers could develop over an ostinato or ground bass fully justify the programme.

Only one of the pieces here, Purcell’s Chacony Z730, will be immediately familiar to listeners other than specialists; for the rest, Goebel has explored some of the byways of the 17th century, omitting the great examples of the late Baroque chaconne by Bach and Rameau in favour of seldom-heard examples by Marini, Mayr, Pezel and others. The Cologne musicians’ carefully prepared menu begins with one of the noblest pieces on the disc, a chaconne with oboes and bassoon from Lully’s opera Phaëton; thereafter the exclusively string textures diminish and swell almost palindromically to reach a climax with a finely sustained chaconne by Georg Muffat. Disciplined and animated playing make the release stimulating and entertaining.

-- Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine

This disc was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for "Best Small Ensemble Performance."

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Works on This Recording

1.
Passacalia a 4 by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Florian Deuter (Violin), Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Victoria Gunn (Viola),
Christian Rieger (Organ), Markus Möllenbeck (Cello)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venezia, 1655; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
2.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in G major - Chaconne by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Christian Rieger (Harpsichord), Florian Deuter (Violin)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
3.
Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Florian Deuter (Violin), Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Victoria Gunn (Viola),
Markus Möllenbeck (Cello), Christian Rieger (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
4.
Chaconne in G major by John Blow
Performer:  Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Victoria Gunn (Viola), Markus Möllenbeck (Cello),
Christian Rieger (Harpsichord), Florian Deuter (Violin)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
5.
Passacaglia Grave in B flat major by Rupert Mayr
Performer:  Dane Roberts (Violone), Christian Rieger (Organ), Michael Dücker (Theorbo),
Florian Deuter (Violin), Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Victoria Gunn (Viola),
Markus Möllenbeck (Cello)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
6.
Sonata Ciacona in B flat major by Johann Christoph Pezel
Performer:  Michael Dücker (Theorbo), Christian Rieger (Harpsichord), Victoria Gunn (Viola),
Markus Möllenbeck (Cello), Dane Roberts (Violone), Claudia Steeb (Viola),
Florian Deuter (Violin), Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Ulrike Kunze (Violin)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
7.
Phaëton, LWV 61: Chaconne in G major by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 
8.
Sonatas (10) in 4 parts: no 6 in G minor, Z 807 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Florian Deuter (Violin), Reinhard Goebel (Violin), Markus Möllenbeck (Cello),
Christian Rieger (Organ)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1996 
9.
Armonico tributo: Sonata no 5 in G major - Chaconne by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Christian Rieger (Harpsichord), Markus Möllenbeck (Cello), Reinhard Goebel (Violin),
Florian Deuter (Violin)
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1995 

Featured Sound Samples

Phaëton (Lully): Chaconne in G
Sonatas in 4 parts (Purcell): No 6 in G minor, Z 807

Sound Samples

Phaéton Opera in 5 acts with prologue: Chaconne in G
Sonata a tre, Op.22 (Passacaglio in G minor): Introduzione - Parte I - Parte II - Parte III - Finale
Sonata in G, Op.2, No.12 (Ciacona): Ciacona (Largo - Allegro)
Chacony in G minor Z 730
Sonata VI "Chaconna", Z. 807 (from Ten Sonata's in Four Parts): Chacony in G minor (Z 807)
Chacony in G
Passacaglia-Grave in B flat major
Sonata-Ciacona in B flat major
Armonico tributo, Suite No.5: Chaconne in G

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