Bach / Benda / Quantz / Kirnberger - Solo for the King | Supraphon SU40872

Bach / Benda / Quantz / Kirnberger - Solo for the King

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU40872

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 21st May 2012

Contents

Artists

Jana Semeradova (baroque flute)
Lenka Torgersen (baroque violin)
Hana Flekova (baroque cello)
Bertrand Cuiller (harpsichord)

Works

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Duet in E minor for flute and violin, Wq140

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Flute Sonata in B minor, BWV1030
Musical Offering, BWV1079
» Canon perpetuus
» Fuga canonica in epidiapente

Benda, Franz

Flute Sonata in E minor, LeeIII-57

Kirnberger, Johann

Sonata a tre in G minor

Quantz, Johann Joachim

Fantasias & preludes, 8 caprices & other pieces for the practice of the flute
» Gigue in G minor
» Minuet in E minor
Sarabande in G major

Artists

Jana Semeradova (baroque flute)
Lenka Torgersen (baroque violin)
Hana Flekova (baroque cello)
Bertrand Cuiller (harpsichord)

About

Just as France had its Louis XIV, so Germany had Frederick II (1712-1786), whose passionate love of music (to the great annoyance of his father, who wanted him to be a strong monarch and military commander) allowed for the blossoming of many splendid flowers in the Galant style. The desire to learn how to play the flute was awakened in Frederick by meeting the virtuoso J J Quantz.

The King surrounded himself with renowned musicians of the time, with his orchestra including the harpsichordist CPE Bach, the phenomenal Czech violinist F Benda and J Ph Kirnberger, a pupil of J S Bach’s. The encounter between Bach and the King of Prussia subsequently gave rise to the famous collection Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering).

The fame of the spellbinding “Galant style” of the Baroque flautist Jana Semerádová has long since crossed the borders of the Czech lands: Wilbert Hazelzet’s pupil has performed to great acclaim at prestigious European festivals as a soloist and with her Collegium Marianum ensemble.

Her magical flute invites you to a musical feast at the Potsdam chateau featuring the greatest musicians of the time of King Frederick II.

Recorded in the St Francis of Assisi Church in the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia, Prague, on December 10 and 12, 2011.

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