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Romanesca - Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas (1996)

14-12-2015, 19:19
Music | Classical Music | FLAC / APE

Title: Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas
Year Of Release: 1996
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC
Total Time: 66:36
Total Size: 345 MB


1. Sonata IV, from Sonatae unarum fidium (1664) - 9:45
2. Sonata V, from Sonatae unarum fidium - 10:13
3. Sonata VI, from Sonatae unarum fidium - 7:57
4. Sonata ‘Cucu’ (‘Cuckoo’) - 5:53
Sonata ‘Victori der Christen’, c. 1683-84
(‘The Victory of the Christians over the Turks’)
Adaptation of H.I.F. Biber’s Tenth ‘Rosary Sonata’ by Andreas Anton Schmelzer (1653-1701)
5. Der Türken Anmarsch - 1:03
6. Der Türken Belägerung der Stadt Wien - 1:31
7. Der Türken stürmen - 1:57
8. Anmarsch der Christen - 1:46
9. Treffen der Christen - 1:03
10. Durchgang der Türken - 1:01
11. Victori der Christen - 1:14
12. Sonata I, from Sonatae unarum fidium - 8:34
13. Sonata II, from Sonatae unarum fidium - 6:13
14. Sonata III, from Sonatae unarum fidium - 7:28

Upon its release in 1996, Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas was an event -- the introduction of a first-rate, meat-and-potatoes composer of the early Baroque whose work was then familiar to virtually no one. These sonatas, drawn mostly from Schmelzer's 1664 published collection Sonatae unarum fidium, are an ideal vehicle to demonstrate the dazzling skill of violinist Andrew Manze and present Schmelzer as the obvious forebear to Heinrich von Biber, even though no historical connection between the two is known. A clue is given in that the sonata Victori der Christen is adapted by Schmelzer's son, Andreas Anton Schmelzer, from the tenth Rosary Sonata of Biber, so perhaps the two composers were linked by something more than stylistic similarity. All of these pieces are expertly played by Romanesca, with outstanding organ continuo provided by John Toll in particular.
In 2005, Harmonia Mundi re-released Schmelzer: Violin Sonatas as part of a two-for-one combination entitled Fantastic Style. While this is economically the more feasible option, it is worth it to seek out the original, which comes with a deluxe booklet containing many illustrations.

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tiger   User offline   15 December 2015 00:04

Thanks a lot.

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