Controcorrente Orchestra – Bach Sons – Symphonies by J. C., J. C. F., W. F. & C. P. E. Bach (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Controcorrente Orchestra – Bach Sons – Symphonies by J. C., J. C. F., W. F. & C. P. E. Bach (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:27 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Classical
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A new dynamic Italian Baroque Orchestra makes its debut with symphonies that arent mainstream. As they name indicates, they choose to swim against the current and explore hidden gems of the repertoire. But not only are they original, young and full of dynamic energy, the result is simply stunningly good and makes this music come alive as if those pieces were presented here for the first time. The group has chosen four of Bachs sons, all born between 1710 and 1735 and programmed their exploration of the then new genre between c.1755 and c.1770, when the five Sinfonie recorded here were composed. Three keywords are essential: Galant Italian style, German Empfindsamer style and the European Sturm und Drang movement. Its all about cantabile and sensitivity in the first two cases and about unbridled emotions announcing the romantic era in the third one In conclusion, with these five rarely-heard symphonies by four of Bachs sons, the Controcorrente Orchestra offers a captivating insight into the mid-eighteenth-century symphony repertoire across Northern Germany and England, which is quite representative of a genre that we too often know only through its later and most famous Viennese protagonists, Haydn and Mozart.

“Controcorrente is an Italian chamber orchestra on period instruments founded in 2019 and playing without a conductor. It is not immediately clear against which current it intends to swim, but the album debut presents inspired and spirited musicians with symphonies from the early developmental phase of the genre, all composed around 1755 to 1770 by Bach sons experimenting with the symphony.

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Johann Christoph Friedrich still use the gallant Italian style, while Johann Christoph Bach’s Symphony in G Minor mixes Empfindsamen Stil and Sturm und Drang, which applies somewhat differently to the symphonies of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach.

Controcorrente thus has a broad expressive spectrum to serve, and they do it with a technically very sovereign playing.

The precision of the attack, the delicacy of the piani and pianissimi, the perfect balance between the instrumental groups, but also the inner instrumental coherence are remarkable. The fact that the spontaneity is fully preserved in this technical refinement shows how outstandingly well the various works were rehearsed. But Controcorrente can not only play with the greatest impetus and a lot of drive, the ensemble also produces the enchanting moments of restrained and beautiful music that occur again and again in the works.” (pizzicato.lu)

Tracklist

1. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in G Minor, W.C 12: I. Allegro
2. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in G Minor, W.C 12: II. Andante più tosto Adagio
3. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in G Minor, W.C 12: III. Allegro molto
4. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Minor, BR C4: I. Allegro
5. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Minor, BR C4: II. Andante amoroso
6. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Minor, BR C4: III. Allegro assai
7. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Major, Fk. 64: I. Allegro maestoso
8. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Major, Fk. 64: II. Andante
9. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in D Major, Fk. 64: III. Vivace
10. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 177, H. 652: I. Allegro assai
11. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 177, H. 652: II. Andante maestoso
12. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 177, H. 652: III. Allegro
13. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in F Major, Wq. 181, H. 656: I. Allegro
14. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in F Major, Wq. 181, H. 656: II. Andante
15. Controcorrente Orchestra – Sinfonia in F Major, Wq. 181, H. 656: III. Allegro assai

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