JCF Fischer - Vespers; Pez - Sonatas | Toccata Classics TOCC0364

JCF Fischer - Vespers; Pez - Sonatas

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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0364

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 29th April 2016

Contents

Works

Fischer, Johann Kaspar Ferdinand

Ariadne musica neo-organoedum, op.4
» Praeludium et Fuga III
» Praeludium et Fuga IV
» Praeludium et Fuga VIII
» Praeludium et Fuga XVII
» Praeludium et Fuga XVIII
Lytaniae Lauretanae
» Salve Regina
Vesperae, op.3

Pez, Johann Christoph

Sonata Quinta
Sonata in G minor

Artists

Exsultemus
Newton Baroque

Conductors

Shannon Canavin
Andrus Madsen

Works

Fischer, Johann Kaspar Ferdinand

Ariadne musica neo-organoedum, op.4
» Praeludium et Fuga III
» Praeludium et Fuga IV
» Praeludium et Fuga VIII
» Praeludium et Fuga XVII
» Praeludium et Fuga XVIII
Lytaniae Lauretanae
» Salve Regina
Vesperae, op.3

Pez, Johann Christoph

Sonata Quinta
Sonata in G minor

Artists

Exsultemus
Newton Baroque

Conductors

Shannon Canavin
Andrus Madsen

About

In his day Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (16561746) was renowned as one of the major musicians in southern Germany, especially for his distinctly French music for harpsichord and organ, on which instruments he was an outstanding performer. His vocal music, by contrast, which has been far less thoroughly explored, looked to Italy for its models, as his captivating 1701 setting of the Vespers reveals.

In keeping with the practice of the time, this first recording of Fischers Vespers includes music from elsewhere in his output, chiefly a series of organ preludes and fugues from his Ariadne Musica of 1702. This Vespers setting also includes two outstanding sonatas by another forgotten composer, the Munich-based Johann Christoph Pez (16641716).

This recording is the result of a collaboration of two of the finest early-music groups in North America, both based in Boston, Mass. Exsultemus was founded by soprano Shannon Canavin in 2003 to explore remarkable but seldom-performed Renaissance and Baroque vocal works. Newton Baroque, founded by keyboard specialist Andrus Madsen, is likewise committed to calling attention to fine music outside the Baroque canon. Andrus Madsen is an active performer on the organ, harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano.

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