Albrecht Mayer - New Seasons | Deutsche Grammophon 4765681

Albrecht Mayer - New Seasons

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4765681

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 14th May 2007

Contents

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV72
» Qui l'augel de pianta in pianta (aria d'Aci)
Alcina, HWV34
» Tornami a vagheggiar
Alexander's Feast, HWV75
» Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures
Ariodante, HWV33
» Doppo notte
Cantata HWV99 'Il delirio amoroso'
» Minuett: In queste amene
Cantata HWV170 'Tra le fiamme'
» Allegro 'Voli per l'aria'
Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Caro! Bella! Piu amabile belta
Organ Concerto in A major, HWV296
» Grave
Organ Concertos (6), op.4 HWV289-294
» no.2 in B flat major, HWV290: Adagio e staccato
» no.3 G minor, HWV291: Adagio
Organ Concertos (6), op.7 HWV306-311
» no.4 in D minor, HWV309: Adagio, Allegro
Rinaldo, HWV7a
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Semele, HWV58
» Hence, Iris hence away!
» Where'er you walk
Serse (Xerxes), HWV40
» Largo
Solomon, HWV67
» Sinfonia: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
» Will the sun forget to streak
Sonata a cinque, HWV288
» Adagio
Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV393
» Largo
Variations for Oboe, Bassoon and Harpsichord
Water Music Suite no.3 in G major, HWV350
» Country Dance

Artists

Albrecht Mayer
Sinfonia Varsovia

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV72
» Qui l'augel de pianta in pianta (aria d'Aci)
Alcina, HWV34
» Tornami a vagheggiar
Alexander's Feast, HWV75
» Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures
Ariodante, HWV33
» Doppo notte
Cantata HWV99 'Il delirio amoroso'
» Minuett: In queste amene
Cantata HWV170 'Tra le fiamme'
» Allegro 'Voli per l'aria'
Giulio Cesare, HWV17
» Caro! Bella! Piu amabile belta
Organ Concerto in A major, HWV296
» Grave
Organ Concertos (6), op.4 HWV289-294
» no.2 in B flat major, HWV290: Adagio e staccato
» no.3 G minor, HWV291: Adagio
Organ Concertos (6), op.7 HWV306-311
» no.4 in D minor, HWV309: Adagio, Allegro
Rinaldo, HWV7a
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
Semele, HWV58
» Hence, Iris hence away!
» Where'er you walk
Serse (Xerxes), HWV40
» Largo
Solomon, HWV67
» Sinfonia: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
» Will the sun forget to streak
Sonata a cinque, HWV288
» Adagio
Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV393
» Largo
Variations for Oboe, Bassoon and Harpsichord
Water Music Suite no.3 in G major, HWV350
» Country Dance

Artists

Albrecht Mayer
Sinfonia Varsovia

About

Track Listing

1. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

2. Largo

3. Allegro ("Dopo notte" from Opera 'Ariodante', HWV 32)

4. Grave (from Organconcerto No.14, HWV 296a)

5. Larghetto ("Verdi prati" from Opera 'Alcina', HWV 34)

6. Allegro ("Tornami a vagheggiar" from Opera 'Alcina', HWV 34)

7. "Lascia ch'io pianga"

8. Andante - Allegro ("Qui l'augel da pianta in pianta" from Cantata 'Aci, Galatea e Poliremo', HWV 72)

9. Adagio e staccato (from Organconcerto op.4,2, HWV 209)

10. Largo ("Softly Sweet in Lydian Measures" from Oratorio 'Alexander's Feast', HWV 75)

11. Allegro ma non troppo ("Più amabile beltà" from Opera 'Giulio Cesare', HWV 17)

12. Country Dance

13. Largo ("Where'er You Walk" from Oratorio 'Semele', HWV 58)

14. Adagio (from Organconcerto op.4,3, HWV 291)

15. Allegro ("Hence, Iris, Hence Away" from Oratorio 'Semele', HWV 58)

16. Largo ("Will the Sun Forget to Streak" from Oratorio 'Solomon', HWV 67)

17. Allegro ("Voli per l'aria" from Cantata 'Tra le fiamme', HWV 170)

18. Ombra mai fu

19. Adagio (from Organconcerto Op.7,4, HWV 309)

20. Allegro (from Organconcerto Op.7,4, HWV 309)

21. Adagio (from Sonata a cinque, HWV 288)

22. Minuett ("In queste amene" from Cantata 'Il delirio amoroso', HWV 99 & Suite for Cembalo No.3, HWV 436)

23. Variations for Oboe, Bassoon and Harpsichord


When the subject turns to oboists, his name is now de rigeur: Albrecht Mayer. His playing has both listeners and critics raving, with expressions like “divine spark” or the “miraculous oboe” that the German player has elevated to become an “instrument of seduction.” He studied with Gerhard Scheuer, Georg Meerwein, Maurice Bourgue and Ingo Goritzki and began his professional career in 1990 as principal oboist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1992 he has occupied the same position with the Berlin Phiharmonic. And it’s no wonder that Albrecht Mayer ranks today among the most sought-after oboists and has appeared as a soloist with Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Along with his solo projects, Mayer considers it important to find time for chamber music. He has no dearth of requests and opportunities, and performs together regularly with partners such as the pianist Hélène Grimaud, Leif Ove Andsnes and the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, with whom he recorded a CD of Bach cantatas.

In his search for new repertoire for his instrument, he is constantly fascinated by the idea of lending his voice (that of the oboe) to “foreign” works – pieces written for other instruments or for singers. In that regard Mayer, who sang as a child for many years in the Bamberg Cathedral Choir, is especially attracted to the human voice, as the most “natural” of all instruments. He’s already provided convincing proof of that claim in the recording “Lieder ohne Worte” – Bach transcriptions for oboe and orchestra, in which the Baroque style and bel canto are delightfully combined. The CD immediately entered the German classical charts at number 2.

In August 2004 the CD "In search of Mozart" which Albrecht Mayer recorded with Claudio Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra has been released and once again he made it to the top of the German classical charts. His latest recording “Albrecht Mayer: New Seasons” presents music by Georg Friedrich Handel in a stunning new light. Albrecht Mayer has been elected "Instrumentalist of the Year" and rewarded with an ECHO-Klassik Prize by the German Phono-Akademie. In December 2006 Albrecht Mayer has been awarded the E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Prize by his German hometown Bamberg.

Albrecht Mayer plays a Buffet Crampon Green Line oboe.

More information at www.albrechtmayer.com

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