Monday, December 14, 2009

Rosetti - Wind Concertos - Lencses,Hubner,Klocker,Willis,Wallendorf






Rosetti - Wind Concertos - Lencses,Hubner,Klocker,Willis,Wallendorf
Concerto | Eac, WavPack, cue | log, cover | 4 CD, 1.11 GB
September 20, 2005 | CPO | RapidShare



Rosetti's other works for wind soloists are perhaps not as striking as his famous Double Horn Concerto, but all are marvelously wrought, tuneful, and orchestrated in stirring fashion.


Antonio Rossetti (ca. 1750 - 1792) was born Franz Anton Rossler in Bohemia. Like many other central European composers with operatic ambitions (Johann Stich, Johann Christian Bach, and even Mozart), he Italianized his Christian and surnames, and studied the craft of masters such as Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Albinoni. Rossetti's internalization of the fluent Italian style was as thorough-going as Giovanni Cristiano Bach's before him, but Rossetti was able to personalize it, to give it his stamp, in small demonstrations of formal and textural originality.

One such example occurs immediately at the beginning of the Double Horn Concerto in E flat, C56Q (a work which some have attributed to Michael Haydn). Rather than opening with the expected orchestral tutti and its primary and secondary themes, Rossetti has the two hornists enter at once with an announcement of the primary theme. The effect is striking, calling to mind other, more famous, instances of "early" entrances by soloists in classical and romantic concerto repertoire (Mozart's "Jeunehomme" concerto, Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, Mendelssohn's G minor piano concerto).

The rest of the movement proceeds brilliantly, particularly in those sections where Rossetti has the first hornist execute a rapid repeating figure while the second harmonizes a melodic, accompanying part above and around the busy playing of his partner. The hornists, Klaus Wallendorf and Sarah Willis, are particularly impressive in this movement.

Rosetti's other works for wind soloists are perhaps not as striking as this Double Horn Concerto, but all are marvelously wrought, tuneful, and orchestrated in stirring fashion. Rossetti's orchestration is shiny but three-dimensional, busy in the strings, often with the real melodic interest submerged in the bass or middle voices.


CPO's recording and production values are up to their usual high standards.


CD Content

# Concerto for oboe in C major
Performed by Slovak Chamber Orchestra
with Lajos Lencses
Conducted by Bohdan Warchal

# Concerto for oboe & orchestra in D major
Performed by Slovak Chamber Orchestra
with Lajos Lencses
Conducted by Bohdan Warchal

# Oboe Concerto in F major
Performed by Slovak Chamber Orchestra
with Lajos Lencses
Conducted by Bohdan Warchal

# Concerto for clarinet & orchestra No. 1 in E-flat major
Performed by SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
with Dieter Klocker
Conducted by Holger Schroter-Seebeck

# Concerto for clarinet & orchestra No. 2 in E-flat major
Performed by SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
with Dieter Klocker
Conducted by Holger Schroter-Seebeck

# Concerto for 2 horns & orchestra in F major
Performed by SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
with Sarah Willis, Klaus Wallendorf
Conducted by Holger Schroter-Seebeck

# Concerto for 2 horns & orchestra in E flat major (also attributed to Michael Haydn), Murray C56Q (Kaul deest)
Performed by Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
with Sarah Willis, Klaus Wallendorf
Conducted by Johannes Moesus

# Concerto for 2 horns & orchestra in E flat major, Murray C57 (Kaul 3/53)
Performed by Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
with Sarah Willis, Klaus Wallendorf
Conducted by Johannes Moesus

# Concerto for 2 horns & orchestra in E major, Murray C58 (Kaul 3/51)
Performed by Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
with Sarah Willis, Klaus Wallendorf
Conducted by Johannes Moesus

# Notturno for 2 flutes, 2 horns & strings in E flat major, Murray B27 (Kaul 1/58)
Performed by Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie
with Sarah Willis, Klaus Wallendorf
Conducted by Johannes Moesus

# Concerto for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major, C74
Performed by Neuss German Chamber Academy
Conducted by Eckart Hubner

# Concerto for bassoon & orchestra in F major, C 75
Performed by Neuss German Chamber Academy
Conducted by Eckart Hubner

# Concerto for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major, C73
Performed by Neuss German Chamber Academy
Conducted by Eckart Hubner

# Concerto for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major, C69
Performed by Neuss German Chamber Academy
Conducted by Eckart Hubner

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