Baroque Music Vol.1 | Melodiya MELCD1002191

Baroque Music Vol.1

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Label: Melodiya

Cat No: MELCD1002191

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th July 2014

Contents

Artists

Evgeny Nepalo (oboe)
Albert Ratsbaum (flute)
Vladimir Bogorad (bassoon)
Mikhail Muntian (harpsichord)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Rudolf Barshai

Works

Albinoni, Tomaso

Concerti (12) a 5, op.5
» no.3 D major
Concerti (12) a 5, op.7
» Oboe Concerto in B flat major, op.7 no.3

Handel, George Frideric

Concerti grossi (12), op.6
» no.12 in B minor, HWV330

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Wassermusik 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth', TWV55:C3

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto in G minor, RV103

Artists

Evgeny Nepalo (oboe)
Albert Ratsbaum (flute)
Vladimir Bogorad (bassoon)
Mikhail Muntian (harpsichord)
Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Conductor

Rudolf Barshai

About

Firma Melodiya presents recordings of baroque music performed by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra lead by Rudolf Barshai.

The name of this musician emerged in the Soviet concert life in the early 1990s. He quickly became successful as a solo violist and ensemble player. However, his thirst for something new and his strive for breaking stereotypes, which were the way of many cultural figures of the Thaw period, led him to creating the first ever Soviet chamber orchestra.

An exceptionally talented conductor and organiser, Rudolf Barshai won many well-known musicians over to joint playing, including those who had promising solo careers (violinist and conductor Lev Markiz, cellist Alla Vassilieva, harpsichordist and pianist Mikhail Muntian, oboist Evgeny Nepalo, bassoonist Vladimir Bogorad and others).

The performances of the new orchestra surprised and admired the listeners. Its repertoire included compositions which were previously little known to the domestic listeners, and also some well known, even 'outworn' music, which sounded in a totally new way.

The compositions featured on this album are instrumental concertos by Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi, aconcerto grosso by George Friedrich Handel and a suite by 'Bach’s fortunate rival' Georg Philipp Telemann which became a discovery to the Soviet audience of the years.

Even today, when we have so many alternative versions to choose from, and when 'authenticity' is in fashion, these recordings from fifty years ago have not lost their originality. We still feel that peculiar freshness, audacity of the pioneers who discovered a new and at the same time so contemporary world of baroque music for themselves and their listeners.

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