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Richter: Flute Sonatas Vol 2 / Fred, Peltoniemi, Hakkinen


Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572030  
Composer:  Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Aapo HakkinenPauliina FredHeidi Peltoniemi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Franz Xaver Richter’s Sonate da camera have many of the same musical characteristics that make his symphonies so distinctive: ingenious part-writing, rich, expressive harmonies and delightfully unexpected melodic twists. Probably composed by Richter in the late 1750s, these remarkable works are firmly rooted in the Baroque trio sonata tradition yet contain subtle echoes of the new musical language being developed by his colleagues in the famous Mannheim court orchestra. Of the first volume (8.572029) MusicWeb International wrote: ‘The three Finnish soloists…have first rate credentials and play with great sensitivity. Richter absolutely deserves much greater exposure.’ Franz Xaver Richter’s Sonate da camera have many of the same musical characteristics that make his symphonies so distinctive: ingenious part-writing, rich, expressive harmonies and delightfully unexpected melodic twists. Probably composed by Richter in the late 1750s, these remarkable works are firmly rooted in the Baroque trio sonata tradition yet contain subtle echoes of the new musical language being developed by his colleagues in the famous Mannheim court orchestra. Of the first volume (8.572029) MusicWeb International wrote: ‘The three Finnish soloists…have first rate credentials and play with great sensitivity. Richter absolutely deserves much greater exposure.’ Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord, Flute/Violin and Cello: no 4 in C major by Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Aapo Hakkinen (Harpsichord), Pauliina Fred (Flute), Heidi Peltoniemi (Cello)
Period: Classical 
2. Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord, Flute/Violin and Cello: no 5 in F major by Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Pauliina Fred (Flute), Aapo Hakkinen (Harpsichord), Heidi Peltoniemi (Cello)
Period: Classical 
3. Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord, Flute/Violin and Cello: no 6 in G minor by Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Heidi Peltoniemi (Cello), Pauliina Fred (Flute), Aapo Hakkinen (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
4. Prelude in C major by Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Aapo Hakkinen (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
5. Andante in F major by Franz Xaver Richter
Performer:  Aapo Hakkinen (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Sonata No. 4 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in C major (revised 1764 edition from 1759 collection, No. 4): I. Andante affettuoso
Sonata No. 4 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in C major (revised 1764 edition from 1759 collection, No. 4): II. Larghetto
Sonata No. 4 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in C major (revised 1764 edition from 1759 collection, No. 4): III. Allegro
Sonata No. 5 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in F major (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 1): I. Moderato
Sonata No. 5 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in F major (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 1): II. Larghetto
Sonata No. 5 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in F major (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 1): III. Allegro, ma non troppo
Sonata No. 6 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in G minor (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 5): I. Andante
Sonata No. 6 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in G minor (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 5): II. Larghetto poco andante
Sonata No. 6 for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord in G minor (revised 1764 edition from 1763 collection, No. 5): III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Praeludium in C major
Andante in F major

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