Music at Sanssouci: The Court of Frederick the Great | Harmonia Mundi HMX290855657

Music at Sanssouci: The Court of Frederick the Great


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMX290855657

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 4th November 2016



Have you ever stopped to think that some exceptional music has been composed and performed in the monuments and historic sites we all visit?

From America to Europe, from New York to Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Venice and Granada, for over a 1000 years, the greatest composers have devoted their most beautiful masterpieces to these monuments. These memory sites o er in nite musical riches.

[Resonances] draws on Harmonia Mundiís prestigious back catalogue to restore this monumental heritage: 8 volumes of 2 albums, complete with illustrated booklets, maps and chronologies, accompanied by a comprehensive website.

An enthusiastic amateur flautist, Frederick the Great always gave music a key place in his daily schedule, as can be seen in the musical ornaments in the decoration of his palace. Indeed, the Music Room is one of the finest rooms in this little Rococo jewel. Works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and his father Johann Sebastian, as well as Johann Gottlieb Graun and the King of Prussia himself are the central focus of this programme. They vividly evoke the musical atmosphere for which Sanssouci was the most elegant showcase.

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