Music at Sanssouci

2 CD - harmonia mundi HMX2908556/57
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original title: Resonances- Music at Sanssouci
collection: Special editions

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  • 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.

    CD1:
    1-2 JG GRAUN: Ouvertüre und Allegro GraunWV A:XI:2 in D minor
    3-5 Friedrich II The Great: Sonata, per il Flauto traverso solo e Basso 'pour Potsdam', no.190, in C minor "
    6-8 CPE BACH: Concerto for harpsichord, strings and basso continuo in C major Wq 20
    9-11 Symphony in E flat major Wq 179 (1757-1762)
    CD2:
    JS BACH: Musikalisches Opfer BWV 1079 / A Musical Offering
    1-5 Regis Iussu Cantio Et Reliqua Canonica Arte Resoluta
    6-9 Sonata Sopr'il Soggetto Reale
    10 Canon perpetuus
    11-16 6 Canones Diversi Super Thema Regium


  • Raphael Alpermann, harpsichord
    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
    Davitt Moroney, harpsichord, John Phillips, 1980
    Janet See, flute, Roderick Cameron, 1982
    John Holloway, violin, Michel de Hoog, 1985
    Jaap ter Linden, cello, Bastian Muthesius, 1985
    Martha Cook, harpsichord, John Phillips, 1985
  • 2 CD - 1h 47mn 15s
    upc/ean. 3149020855645
    ref. HMX2908556/57
    release date. 2016-11-04