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Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas ()

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Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas - Ensemble Marsyas; Monica Huggett (violin)
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  1. Trio Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon & continuo No. 5 in F major, ZWV 181/5
  2. Trio Sonata for oboe, violin, bassoon & continuo No. 3 in B flat major, ZWV 181/3
  3. Trio Sonata for 2 oboes, bassoon & continuo No. 6 in C minor, ZWV 181/6
  4. Simphonie 8 Concertanti for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo in A minor, ZWV 189: Andante
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Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka was a near contemporary of Bach, who admired him (and not too many other composers). The pieces on this album, which unite intense technical and contrapuntal virtuosity with lightness of spirit, make it easy to see why. They were roughly contemporaneous with Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and may have been written for similar purposes (as a kind of audition). These pieces are what were called quadri or quadro sonate ("quartet sonatas," to be distinguished from the earlier sonata a ...

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas 2012, Linn Records

UPC: 691062041522