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Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Graupner: Chalumeaux (Download)

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Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Graupner: Chalumeaux (Download)

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Christoph Graupner – Chalumeaux: Concertos, Ouvertures & Sonatas

Ars Antiqua Austria

Gunar Letzbor

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72539

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About the Album

He was a contemporary of J.S. Bach and J.J.Fux but his name is not well-known because his employer Ernst Ludwig obliged him to the function of Kapellmeister in Darmstadt: Christoph Graupner. The composer never visited Vienna in his life!

Ernst Ludwig secured the lifelong stay of Graupner in Darmstadt in 1723, by a substantial salary increase, which made him, as a court conductor, the highest paid orchestral-leader of his time and prevented at the same time that he migrated to Leipzig, where they had offered him the post of cantor. After that another 37 years followed in the service of the court in Darmstadt. Graupner eventually went blind in 1760 and therefore in the last six years of his life, was no longer actively conducting the orchestra.

The instrument chalumeau is in the spotlight on this new album of Ars Antiqua Austria, with music of the Austrian composer Graupner. The chalumeau was probably developed in the late 17th Century by the Nuremberg instrument builder and inventor of the clarinet, Johann Christoph Denner (1655-1707) and was structurally and acoustically optimized in such a way that it has been used by many composers of the Baroque period and the early (pre-) classical music period, for concerts, suites, arias and chamber music. The chalumeau is forerunner of the clarinet, but the two instruments existed parallel to each other in the 18th century. It was not until the late Baroque era the loud and powerful baroque clarinet became the more popular one and the chalumeau slowly disappeared from the musical scene.

Christoph Graupner is considered one of the most important composers for chalumeau. He knew how to use the instrument skillfully -despite its limited tonal range - for sacred and secular music, and he can be seen as one of the most innovative composers and sound experimenters of the 18th Century.


Album tracks

  1. Concerto a 2 Chalumeaux, 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo C-Dur GWV 303: Vivace

  2. Concerto a 2 Chalumeaux, 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo C-Dur GWV 303: Andante

  3. Concerto a 2 Chalumeaux, 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo C-Dur GWV 303: Allegro

  4. Sonata per Cembalo obligato e Violino g-Moll GWV 709: Largo

  5. Sonata per Cembalo obligato e Violino g-Moll GWV 709: Allegro

  6. Sonata per Cembalo obligato e Violino g-Moll GWV 709: Andante

  7. Sonata per Cembalo obligato e Violino g-Moll GWV 709: Vivace

  8. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: ( )

  9. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Allegro

  10. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Bergerie

  11. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Air

  12. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Le Desire

  13. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Rejourissance

  14. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: La Speranza amoroso

  15. Ouverture a 3 Chalum. 2 Violis. Viola e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 449: Menuet

  16. Sonata per Cembalo e Violino g-Moll GWV 711: Largo

  17. Sonata per Cembalo e Violino g-Moll GWV 711: Presto

  18. Sonata per Cembalo e Violino g-Moll GWV 711: Largo

  19. Sonata per Cembalo e Violino g-Moll GWV 711: Menuet

  20. Ouverture a 2 Corn: Tym: 2 Chalum: 2 Violin. Viola, Fagott e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 452: ( ) - Largo - da capo

  21. Ouverture a 2 Corn: Tym: 2 Chalum: 2 Violin. Viola, Fagott e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 452: Menuet

  22. Ouverture a 2 Corn: Tym: 2 Chalum: 2 Violin. Viola, Fagott e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 452: Air

  23. Ouverture a 2 Corn: Tym: 2 Chalum: 2 Violin. Viola, Fagott e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 452: Tempo di Sarabande

  24. Ouverture a 2 Corn: Tym: 2 Chalum: 2 Violin. Viola, Fagott e Cembalo F-Dur GWV 452: Air - da capo

 



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