Scaramuccia – Pisendel: Neue Sonaten (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Scaramuccia – Pisendel: Neue Sonaten (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:52 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Classical
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This recording features the world premiere of unpublished works by Johann Georg Pisendel, concertmaster of the Dresden orchestra and one of the greatest virtuosi of the 18th century, although he is relatively unknown today.

The discovery came about when researching his personal music collection. This collection is, due to its type and size, one of the most important and unique in Europe, and its existence is almost miraculous, having survived several bombings throughout history. In 1896, after more than a hundred years of oblivion, it was discovered and transferred to the slub (Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Saxon State and University Library Dresden) where it is preserved today.

This immense collection contains, next to works by great composers such as Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann, a treasure trove of anonymous works, of which only some, thanks to thorough research, have been identified in recent years. Javier Lupiáñez, musicologist and director of Scaramuccia, has identified several of these manuscripts. This year he managed to identify a group of violin sonatas – which until now were anonymous – as genuine Pisendel works. These findings are of great importance since the quality and beauty of the pieces is compounded by the fact that currently the catalog of Pisendel’s works is quite small and has not been updated since the 1950s. Without a doubt, the beauty and virtuosity of these pieces are enough to justify this recording, which also rediscovers one of the greatest virtuosos of the 18th century.

The early music ensemble Scaramuccia discovers and records in 2020 new unpublished works by Johann Georg Pisendel. The findings are of great importance, as they shed light on the work of Pisendel, a composer little known today, despite the fact that in his time he was first violin of the Dresden Orchestra and J. S. Bach, Telemann or Vivaldi dedicated works to him and praised him as one of the greatest virtuosos of his time.

The discovery took place when Javier Lupiáñez, violinist and musicologist from Scaramuccia, was researching Pisendel’s personal sheet music collection, which is kept at the SLUB (Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, Saxony State and University Library) in Dresden. This large collection contains, in addition to works by great composers such as Vivaldi, Handel or Telemann, a treasure trove of anonymous works. Among these unsigned manuscripts, Javier Lupiáñez managed to identify a group of violin sonatas as works by Pisendel. The recent discoveries are of great importance, because the catalog of Pisendel’s work is, today, quite limited. The research has just been published in the musicology journal Ad Parnassum in its Vol. 18 Number 35.

This is what the specialized press has already said about the album: “ De opname is eveneens een juweel.” (Opus Klassiek); “[…] the three musicians of Scaramuccia also show a lively performance of Pisendel, which, on the basis of sophisticated technique, enables the listener to understand the mature compositional technique and intensity of musical expression.” (Pizzicato); “Unas lecturas de muy alto nivel” (Scherzo, January 2021); “[…] la magnífica toma de sonido que nos brinda un sonido fiel y natural de este tipo de instrumentos. Scaramuccia no nos decepciona y, una vez más, nos muestran un sonido maduro, con buena interacción de sus miembros, variedad de articulaciones y dinámicas, ornamentaciones bien colocadas…”

Pisendel. Neue Sonaten is the world’s first recording of these sonatas. It was officially released on December 1, 2020. This album is the second in a large project called The Cabinet II Project, in which Scaramuccia researches the legacy of Schrank II, Pisendel’s personal sheet music collection. It is available in physical and online stores in France, Germany and Austria, and distributed worldwide through the label’s webshop, Snakewood Editions

Tracklist

1. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in E minor. 1. Largo
2. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in E minor. 2. Allegro
3. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in E minor. 3. Arioso
4. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in E minor. 4. Gigue
5. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 1. Largo
6. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 2. Allegro
7. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 3. Largo
8. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 4. Allegro
9. Scaramuccia – Anonymous. Harpsichord sonata. 1. Arpeggio
10. Scaramuccia – Anonymous. Harpsichord sonata. 2. Allegro
11. Scaramuccia – Anonymous. Harpsichord sonata. 3. Larghetto
12. Scaramuccia – Anonymous. Harpsichord sonata. 4. Rejouissance
13. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in A minor. 1. Affettuoso
14. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in A minor. 2. Allegro
15. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in A minor. 3. Larghetto
16. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in A minor. 4. Gigue
17. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 1. Largo
18. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 2. Allegro ma non troppo
19. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 3. Largo
20. Scaramuccia – Pisendel. Sonata in G major. 4. Allegro en rondeau

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