The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque | Signum SIGCD602

The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD602

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th November 2019

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About

The musical world of eighteenth-century Europe was a small one. Despite the problems presented by contemporary standards of transport, it was quite normal for composers in one part of Europe to be entirely au fait with what was happening elsewhere. This is borne out by the closeness of three German composers: Telemann, godfather to C.P.E. Bach; Pisendel; and J.S. Bach, who admired both his compatriots and composed some astoundingly difficult music for the violinist Pisendel.

This programme celebrates their music as well as the music of those who contributed to their musical heritage. Included alongside the German triumvirate are works by Vivaldi, who physically helped with the composition of Pisendelís A minor concerto movement, Fasch, who was a great friend of Pisendel and Telemann, and Brescianello, an Italian who helped the dissemination of Italian instrumental music throughout the German-speaking lands and whose concertos were played in Dresden by Pisendel.

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