Romanus Weichlein – Opus 1, 1695 – Ensemble Masques (2015) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Romanus Weichlein – Opus 1, 1695 – Ensemble Masques (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:56 minutes | 1,22 GB  | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | @ Alpha Productions / Outhere Music
Recorded: 5 to 8 september 2014 at the church OF of laval en brie, France

After a first disc devoted to Schmelzer, enthusiastically hailed by the critics (‘Editor’s Choice’ Gramophone, ‘Choc’ of Classica), the ensemble Masques, conducted by Olivier Fortin, returns to Alpha with a programme combining works by Muffat, Kerll and Pachelbel along with those of a composer who has remained largely unknown and totally forgotten: Romanus Weichlein (1652-1706).
Benedictine monk, prefect and official composer of the Benedictine abbey of Säben, Romanus Weichlein left several collections of sonatas and masses as well as large chaconnes, magnificent works in the tradition of his compatriots Biber, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Pavel Josef Vejvanovský and Georg Muffat.
In this new programme, Masques presents both ensemble pieces and others for solo or two harpsichords (the second harpsichord being played by Skip Sempé ), always featuring the expressiveness, eloquence and profound interpretation for which it is known.

Romanus Weichlein (1652-1706)
01 | Encaenia musices, Op.1: Sonata III in A Minor 10:19
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
02 | Suonata sesta in B Flat Major (Transcription for Two Harpsichords): Ciaccona 03:29
Romanus Weichlein
03 | Encaenia musices, Op.1: Sonata XI in B Minor 05:47
Georg Böhm (1661-1731)
04 | Capriccio in D Major 05:15
Romanus Weichlein
05 | Encaenia musices, Op.1: Sonata IX in D Minor 05:17
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
06 | Ciaccona in D Minor, T. 204 04:53
Romanus Weichlein
07 | Encaenia musices, Op.1: Sonata VI in F Major 08:03
Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693)
08 | Ciaccona in C Major (Transcription for Two Harpsichords) 02:51
Romanus Weichlein
09 | Encaenia musices, Op.1: Sonata II in G Minor 08:09
Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
10 | Passacaglia in G Minor 06:56

Ensemble Masques
Sophie Gent & Tuomo Suni, violine
Kathleen Kajiokaa, viola
Mélisande Corriveau, bassgambe
Benoît Vanden Bemden, violone
Olivier Fortin, cembalo & orgel
mit der teilnehmen von skip sempe für die zwei-cembalo stück (spuren 2, 6 & 8)