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Alme Ingrate
Imperial Arias by
Emperor Joseph I, Ziani, Fux & Caldara
Stadtpfeifer · Waits
Ministriles · Piffari
Instrumental music of the 16th and 17th century
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Trios in D, G and F major for piano,
flute and violoncello
Komm, süsses Kreuz!
The German viol in fantastic dialogues
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Frauke Hess

A. Arend · J. Cheatham · T. Johann
V. Skuplik · D. Wörner
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Frauke Hess – viol
Andreas Arend – baroque lute · Josh Cheatham – viol, violone in G
Torsten Johann – organ, cembalo · Veronika Skuplik – violin · Dominik Wörner – bass

„The Stylus Phantasticus is the most free and unrestrained type of playing“ said Johann Mattheson in 1739. Around 1700 this style was transfered from the organ to the chamber music where the viol played an important role. Famous viol virtuosos, like August Kühnel, tried to draw attention to the instrument with their compositions. Dieterich Buxtehude also wrote charming trio sonatas in which a viol was required explicitly as second solo voice. Finally the great Johann Sebastian Bach used the gamba in his St Matthew Passion. Frauke Hess and her colleagues develop the blaze of color of Baroque viol music with their new recording.

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Track List

Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657 - 1714): Sonata Terza

1. Adagio - Allegro - Lento 2:25
2. Allemande 2:26
3. Courante 1:41
4. Sarabande 1:11
5. Ciaconne 3:40
6. Final - Adagio 1:58

from: VI. Sonate à Violino e Viola da Gamba col suo Basso Continuo, Nürnberg, 1694


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) from: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244, 1729

7. Rezitativ "Ja! Freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut" 0:43
8. Arie "Komm, süßes Kreuz" 6:31

Johann Michael Kühnel (ca.1665 - nach/after 1730): Concerto à Liuto, Viola di Gamba et Basso

9. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro 5:47
10. Adagio 1:54
11. Allegro 2:41

Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale


August Kühnel (1645 - ca. 1700):

12. Sonata III à 2 11:09

from: Sonate ô Partite ad una ô due Viola da Gamba con il Basso Continuo, Kassel, 1698


Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707): Sonata IV

13. Poco Adagio 1:19
14. Allegro 1:30
15. Lento - Adagio 3:01
16. Vivace 2:28

from: VII Sonate à due, Violino et Viola da Gamba con Cembalo, Opera Secunda, Hamburg, 1696


August Kühnel: Sonata IX

17. Sonata 9:06
18. Aria (variations) 5:55

from: Sonate ô Partite ad una ô due Viola da Gamba con il Basso Continuo, Kassel, 1698

  total time: 65:34


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