Maurice Steger – Souvenirs d’Italie (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Maurice Steger – Souvenirs d’Italie (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:38 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi usa
Recorded: 16-18 avril 2016 et 16-18 mai 2016, Seewen, Suisse, römisch-katolische Kirche

“Naples is the capital of the musical world”, wrote Charles de Brosses in one of his letters from Italy from 1739/1740. He also wrote “Naples is the sole Italian city that seems truly a capital…” and this was not an exaggeration: it was the largest city in 17th century Europe and possessed four conservatories. Musicians trained there spent most of their lives in the service of sovereigns and aristocrats in other major European courts, such as Paris and Vienna. During their lifetime, they were internationally regarded among the finest exponents of their art. and their music adds an entirely new dimension to the history of Italian instrumental music. That variety of tastes and colours is the hallmark of this recording devoted to the staggeringly virtuosic music for recorder brought back from Italy by Count Harrach [the Austrian diplomat Aloys Thomas Raimund], who served as Hapsburg viceroy in Naples from 1728 to 1733. Hasse, Vinci, Sammartini, and the less familiar names of Antoni, Fiorenza, Leo and Sarro represent these souvenirs of a six-year gilded exile, which is preserved in his collection of precious manuscripts.

Tracklist:

Souvenirs d’Italie
COUNT HARRACH’S MUSICAL DIARIES
LES CARNETS DE VOYAGE DU COMTE HARRACH
MUSIKALISCHE REISEIMPRESSIONEN DES GRAFEN VON HARRACH

GIUSEPPE SAMMARTINI (1695-1750)
Concerto per flautino in F Major
1 | Allegro 3’49
2 | [Siciliana] 5’48
3 | Allegro assai 3’21

LELIO COLISTA (1629-1680)
4 | Sinfonia a 3 5’33

GIOVANNI ADOLFO HASSE (1699-1783)
Cantata per flauto in B flat Major
5 | [Allegro] 2’31
6 | Adagio 4’48
7 | Allegro 2’27

DOMENICO SARRO (1679-1744)
Concerto per flauto in D Minor
8 | Amoroso 4’28
9 | Adagio 1’40
10 | Allegro 1’22

ANTONIO CALDARA (c. 1671-1736)
11 | Ciaccona a 3 4’49

LEONARDO VINCI (c. 1696-1730)
Overture & Song from the Opera Elpidia
12 | Allegro 1’49
13 | Adagio 0’42
14 | Allegro 1’26
15 | “Tortora che il suo bene”. Larghetto 2’11

LEONARDO LEO (1694-1744)
16 | Toccata XIII per cembalo in C Major

NICOLA FIORENZA (c. 1700-1764)
Sonata per flauto in A Minor
17 | Amoroso e Largo 2’07
18 | Allegro 1’27
19 | Largo 2’15
20 | Allegro 1’01

ANTONIO MARIA MONTANARI (1676-1737)
Concerto per flautino in B flat Major
21 | Allegro 2’21
22 | Adagio 3’11
23 | Allegro 2’04

GIOVANNI ANTONIO PIANI (1678- after 1759)
Sonata IV for recorder in D Major
24 | Preludio. Grave é affettuoso 2’12
25 | Corrente. Allegro é spiccato 1’52
26 | Aria. Allegro 0’43
27 | Andante 4’09
28 | Allegro 1’23

Personnel:
Maurice Steger, flauto dolce, recorder & direction

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