Baroque / Various

Release Date: 3/6/2020
Catalog Number: BRI95886
Number of Discs: 25

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The 17th and 18th centuries marked the era of Enlightenment, overseas exploration, unprecedented European economic expansion and a flourishing of art and culture, not to mention the birth of the greatest composers in history. From concertos to fantasias, suites to sonatas, Brilliant Classics presents a comprehensive and concise overview of this innovative and groundbreaking period in musical history, the Baroque era. The set opens with Venetian composer Tomaso Albinoni and his famous Concerti a5, in which he was the first Italian composer to use the oboe as the solo instrument in a concerto. He influenced J.S. Bach, who is fittingly the next composer to feature. Bach pioneered the Concerto Grosso form, with several soloists plus accompaniment, as opposed to just one. There is no better example of this than the famous Brandenburg Concertos, where solos are shared between a group of instruments and the various timbres of the different instruments make for varied and interesting pieces. In the first concerto, Bach employs horns, then mainly used as open-air hunting instruments, a twist on the refined concert piece performed in an elegant chamber setting. Bach also admired the work of Alessandro Marcello. Although Marcello’s work is lesser known, his music is notable for its forward-looking nature. Far from copying the styles and structures of his contemporaries, Marcello’s music is unique in its emotional impact; it’s dark and tempestuous, inflicted with a romantic streak. Passing via selected works by Purcell, Corelli and Telemann, Alessandro Stradella’s string sinfonias are found towards the end of the set. Stradella lived only to the age of 38 and yet he wrote over 300 works. He also found time to conduct a string of love affairs leading to his untimely demise at the hands of an assassin hired by a rival.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 2 for Oboe in D minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Venice, Italy
2. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 2 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1715 ; Venice, Italy
3. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 6 for Oboe in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1715 ; Venice, Italy
4. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 9 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Venice, Italy
5. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 8 for 2 Oboes in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1715 ; Venice, Italy
6. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 5 for Oboe in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Venice, Italy
7. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 3 for Oboe in B flat major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1715 ; Venice, Italy
8. Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 3 for 2 Oboes in F major by Tomaso Albinoni
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Venice, Italy
9. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
10. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
11. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1711-1713 ; ?Weimar, Germany
12. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
13. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720-1721 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
14. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1710 ; ?Weimar, Germany
15. Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
16. Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
17. Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
18. Concerto for Violin in G minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
19. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
20. Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1717-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
21. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
22. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
23. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1729-1731 ; Leipzig, Germany
24. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1712 ; Rome, Italy
25. Sinfonia in D minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
26. Sonata a quattro in G minor, WoO2 by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
27. Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Ordre 1 in G minor/G Major by François Couperin
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1713 ; Paris, France
28. Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Ordre 2 in D minor/D Major by François Couperin
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1713 ; Paris, France
29. Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Ordre 3 in C minor/C major by François Couperin
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1713 ; Paris, France
30. Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Ordre 4 in F major by François Couperin
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1713 ; Paris, France
31. Water Music, HWV 348-350 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1715/1736 ; London, England
32. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749 ; London, England
33. Sinfonia for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in B flat major, HWV 339 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1704-1706 ; Hamburg, Germany
34. Sinfonia in B flat major, HWV 347 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1747 ;
35. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 1 in G minor, HWV 289 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ; London, England
36. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 290 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; London, England
37. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 3 in G minor, HWV 291 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; London, England
38. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 4 in F major, HWV 292 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; London, England
39. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 7: no 1 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1741 ; Italy
40. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 7: no 2 in B flat major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1741 ; Italy
41. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 7: no 3 in G major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1741 ; Italy
42. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 7: no 4 in F major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1741 ; Italy
43. L'arte del violino, Op. 3: Concerto no 1 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1733 ; Italy
44. L'arte del violino, Op. 3: Concerto no 2 in C minor by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1733 ; Italy
45. L'arte del violino, Op. 3: Concerto no 3 in F major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1733 ; Italy
46. Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1717 ; Italy
47. Concertos (6) for 2 Flutes/Oboes "La cetra" by Alessandro Marcello
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1740 ; Italy
48. Fantasia for 3 Viols in D minor, Z 732 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
49. Fantasia for 3 Viols in F major, Z 733 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
50. Fantasia for 3 Viols in G minor, Z 734 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
51. Fantasia for 4 Viols in G minor, Z 735 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
52. Fantasia for 4 Viols in B flat major, Z 736 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
53. Fantasia for 4 Viols in F major, Z 737 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
54. Fantasia for 4 Viols in C minor, Z 738 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
55. Fantasia for 4 Viols in D minor, Z 739 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
56. Fantasia for 4 Viols in A minor, Z 740 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
57. Fantasia for 4 Viols in E minor, Z 741 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
58. Fantasia for 4 Viols in G major, Z 742 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
59. Fantasia for 4 Viols in D minor, Z 743 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1680 ; England
60. Fantasia for 4 Viols in A minor (incomplete), Z 744 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: 1683 ; England
61. Fantasia upon One Note in F major, Z 745 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
62. Fantasia in Nomine a 6 in G minor, Z 746 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
63. Fantasia in Nomine a 7 in G minor, Z 747 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
64. Concerto for Recorder in F major by Giuseppe Sammartini
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730s ; London, England
65. Fantasia in Nomine a 6 in G minor, Z 746 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
66. Fantasia in Nomine a 7 in G minor, Z 747 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1680 ; England
67. Concerto for Recorder in F major by Giuseppe Sammartini
Period: Baroque
Written: 1730s ; London, England
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