Telemann, Corelli & Bach / Paradiso, Roos, Laurin, Hoor Barock

Release Date: 1/6/2017
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-2235
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The young period band Höör Barock, based in the south of Sweden, has chosen a colourful programme for its début disc. With recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin at the helm, the twelve musicians steer a course through Telemann’s celebrated Wassermusik (also known as Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth) with its sea gods and goddesses dancing bourrées and gavottes before a rowdy crowd of seamen closes the suite with an energetic Canarie. The center piece of the programme is Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in F major, the composer’s arrangement of his own Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. Soloist here is Anna Paradiso, who also plays continuo in the other works of the recording. Bach is flanked on either side by two of the Op. 6 concerti grossi by another Baroque heavyweight, Arcangelo Corelli. His Concerto No. 4 and No. 8 – the much-loved Christmas Concerto – appear here in a slightly unusual guise. They are usually performed by strings alone, but inspired by recent research, Dan Laurin and his recorder-playing colleague Emelie Roos here take on the solo parts, and the tutti ensemble is joined by oboes and bassoon – while a baroque harp adds to the angelic atmosphere of the closing Christmas Pastorale of Concerto No. 8. The album closes as it began, with Telemann, whose Concerto in B flat major for winds, strings and basso continuo is a perfect example of the composer’s art, involving playful juggling of different instrumental combinations and musical ideas.
Works on This Recording
1. Overture-Suite in C major, TV 55 no C 3 "Wassermusik" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Hamburg, Germany
2. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in D major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Emelie Roos (Recorder), Dan Laurin (Recorder)
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1712 ; Rome, Italy
3. Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Emelie Roos (Recorders), Anna Paradiso (Harpsichord), Dan Laurin (Recorder)
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1738-1739 ; Leipzig, Germany
4. Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Emelie Roos (Recorder), Dan Laurin (Recorder)
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
5. Concerto for 2 Recorders and 2 Oboes in B flat major, TV 54 no B 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor: Dan Laurin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Höör Barock
Period: Baroque
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