Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Enrico Gatti - Johann Heinrich Schmelzer : Sonatas

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer : Sonatas

Ensemble Aurora - Labyrinto - Enrico Gatti

Digital booklet

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Studio Sublime

This 1991 recording unusually featured a pair of small Italian groups, Labyrinto and Ensemble Aurora, performing together and separately in ensemble sonatas of various sizes by Austrian composer and violinist Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. It's hard to pick out one group from the other, and indeed, the packaging does not indicate to which group each of the eight individual players belongs. The sonatas are all in the typical style of mid-17th-century Italy, with alternating short sections of contrasting tempo and rhythm that may bring to mind the contrast between light and dark in Baroque painting. The consistent, rather tinkly sound of the string group and the sameness of the musical form may make for a long haul for listeners without a particular interest in instrumental music of the period (these sonatas are drawn from sets published in 1659 and 1662); they would never have been performed back to back in sets like this. But the album, which was reissued by Glossa in 2011, can be recommended to fans of Baroque instrumental music. Schmelzer, a generation before Biber, was a less wildly original composer, but the same imaginative treatment of Italian models is audible in these works. Sample the Pastorale sonata a tre (track 5) with its unexpected treatments of its initial 6/8 material for one instance. The harpsichord and organ continuo of keyboardist Guido Morini was notable for its lively, active quality in 1991, and it still sounds good two decades later. The attractive still-life drawing on the cover of the Glossa version is another point in its favor, as is the fact that recordings of Schmelzer remain scarce.
© TiVo

More info

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer : Sonatas

Enrico Gatti

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 60 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 60 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Sonata No. 4 a 6: Sonata No. 4 a 6
Paolo Pandolfo
00:04:11

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

2
Sonata No. 4 a 6: Sonata No. 8 a 5
Various Artists
00:03:03

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

3
Sonatina No. 4 a 2
Paolo Pandolfo
00:03:23

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

4
Sonata No. 5 a 6
Various Artists
00:03:23

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

5
Sonata a 3, "Pastorale"
Paolo Pandolfo
00:03:45

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

6
Sonata No. 9 a 5
Paolo Pandolfo
00:03:59

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

7
Sonata No. 6 a 6
Various Artists
00:03:07

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

8
Sonata a 3, "Lanterly"
Paolo Pandolfo
00:05:31

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

9
Sonatina No. 11 a 3
Various Artists
00:05:14

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

10
Sonatina No. 10 a 3
Paolo Pandolfo
00:04:28

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

11
Sonata No. 12 a 3
Various Artists
00:06:02

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

12
Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonatina No. 3 a 6
Paolo Pandolfo
00:04:15

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

13
Sonatina No. 7 a 2
Various Artists
00:03:47

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

14
Sonata No. 7 a 5
Paolo Pandolfo
00:03:51

Ensemble Aurora - De Labyrintho - Paolo Pandolfo, Conductor - Enrico Gatti, Conductor

Album Description

This 1991 recording unusually featured a pair of small Italian groups, Labyrinto and Ensemble Aurora, performing together and separately in ensemble sonatas of various sizes by Austrian composer and violinist Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. It's hard to pick out one group from the other, and indeed, the packaging does not indicate to which group each of the eight individual players belongs. The sonatas are all in the typical style of mid-17th-century Italy, with alternating short sections of contrasting tempo and rhythm that may bring to mind the contrast between light and dark in Baroque painting. The consistent, rather tinkly sound of the string group and the sameness of the musical form may make for a long haul for listeners without a particular interest in instrumental music of the period (these sonatas are drawn from sets published in 1659 and 1662); they would never have been performed back to back in sets like this. But the album, which was reissued by Glossa in 2011, can be recommended to fans of Baroque instrumental music. Schmelzer, a generation before Biber, was a less wildly original composer, but the same imaginative treatment of Italian models is audible in these works. Sample the Pastorale sonata a tre (track 5) with its unexpected treatments of its initial 6/8 material for one instance. The harpsichord and organ continuo of keyboardist Guido Morini was notable for its lively, active quality in 1991, and it still sounds good two decades later. The attractive still-life drawing on the cover of the Glossa version is another point in its favor, as is the fact that recordings of Schmelzer remain scarce.
© TiVo

About the album

Distinctions:

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Enrico Gatti

Playlists

You may also like...
some kind of peace Ólafur Arnalds
Seasons: Orchestral Music of Michael Fine The Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Debussy – Rameau Víkingur Ólafsson
In your panoramas...
Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante, 30 years of freedom

The Italian violinist and conductor Fabio Biondi, notably famous for his rendition of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi with his ensemble Europa Galante, is one of the musicians who actively spurns the idea of separating and compartmentalising music. We take a look back at the career of one of the most versatile and open-minded classical musicians of our time, and an essential figure of baroque violin.

Martha Argerich: The Untameable Pianist

For over 60 years the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich has amazed audiences all over the world with her wild, impulsive playing and her constant risk-taking, overcoming every technical difficulty by turning each of her performances into a fascinating journey.

Bruno Walter, Memories of a Departed Legend

Listening to Bruno Walter’s recordings, in light of the splendid remastered editions published by Sony Classical, you tap into a truly humanistic culture. A tremendous conductor, music was his vocation, a way of life and an art of thought. His recordings have conserved his art vocal music, intense but never sentimental, thanks to a clear linearity complemented by a versatile rhythm, ensuring clarity, coherence and vigour.

In the news...