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The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Germany

Composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Johann Friedrich Fasch
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer London Baroque
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1995 CD
EAN 7318590019955
Format CD
Release date Apr 2013
Total time 67'00

Music Web International, September 2013: ” The playing is again of the highest quality.”; BBC Music Magazine, November 2013: ”Stylish playing, ravishingly recorded.”

The closing disc in London Baroque’s survey of the rise and fall of the trio sonata takes us to 18th-century Germany, and includes works by no less than two Johann Gottliebs: Johann Gottlieb Goldberg – who rose to posthumous fame by being associated with J.S. Bach’s celebrated set of variations – and his namesake Johann Gottlieb Graun, violinist and composer at the court of Frederick the Great. Next to them in the list of contents are also more familiar names, such as Graun’s colleague at the Prussian court, C.P.E. Bach, and the ubiquitous G.Ph. Telemann, here represented with an unusually scored trio for violin, gamba and basso continuo. The programme straddles the divide between late Baroque and Classical music, and several of the included works point clearly at what was to come. One of these is the trio sonata by C.P.E.’s younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, of whom it is known that he became a great admirer of Mozart after encountering his music during a visit to London in the 1780’s. Looking back over this eight-disc series, which opened with three Fantasias composed before 1620 by Orlando Gibbons, it becomes clear how far London Baroque has travelled, on a journey that has taken in both staples of the repertoire and more or less unknown jewels, by composers still revered today or awaiting rediscovery.
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  Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
  Trio sonata in C major for two violins and b.c. 10'39
01 Adagio 3'12
02 Alla breve 2'38
03 Largo 1'39
04 Gigue 3'10
  Johann Friedrich Fasch
  Trio Sonata in C minor for two violins and b.c., FWV N:c2 9'45
05 Largo 2'26
06 Allegro un poco 2'10
07 Largo 2'24
08 Allegro 2'45
  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
  Trio sonata in F major for two violins and b.c., W.VII/3 9'25
09 Allegro 3'27
10 Andante 3'28
11 Tempo di Minuetto 2'30
  Johann Gottlieb Graun
  Trio in B flat major for violin, viola and b.c. 13'21
12 Adagio 2'56
13 Allegretto 5'28
14 Allegro non troppo 4'57
  Georg Philipp Telemann
  Trio in G major for violin, gamba and b.c., TWV 42:G10 8'44
15 Cantabile 2'23
16 Vivace 1'59
17 Affettuoso 2'11
18 Allegro 2'11
  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  Trio sonata in B flat major for two violins and b.c. Wq158 (H584) 13'05
19 Allegretto 5'00
20 Largo 4'31
21 Allegro 3'34
  Album total 67'00
Baroque ensembleLondon Baroque
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich
Fasch, Johann Friedrich
Goldberg, Johann Gottlieb
Graun, Johann Gottlieb
Telemann, Georg Philipp

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