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Unico Wilhelm Van Wassenaer : Œuvres pour flûte à bec. Bosgraaf, Corti.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 01:19:57

Recording : 26-29/11/2018
Location : Burgum
Country : Pays-Bas
Sound : Eglise / Stereo

Label : Brilliant Classics
Catalog No. : BRIL95907
EAN : 5028421959078
Price Code : DM009A

Publishing Year : 2019
Release Date : 04/09/2019

Genre : Classical
Unico Wilhelm Graf van Wassenaer (1692-1766)
Sonata prima en fa majeur
Sonata seconda en sol mineur
Sonata terza en sol mineur

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gand (1688-1720)
Sonate en sol majeur, op. 1 n° 3
Sonate en la mineur, op. 1 n° 1

Andrew Parcham (17e siècle-)
Sonate en sol majeur

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonate en sol majeur, op. 9 n° 7

Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703-1741)
4 Pièces, extrait de "Pièces de clavecin", premier suite

Johann Christian Schickhardt (?1680-1762)
Sonate en mi majeur, op. 30 n° 7

Anthoni van Noordt (?1619-1675)
Sonate en fa majeur

Erik Bosgraaf, flûte à bec
Francesco Corti, clavecin

A unique sequence of 18th-century recorder sonatas played by one of the instrument’s most innovative modern exponents. Sybrandus van Noordt and Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer are the only native Dutch composers represented on Erik Bosgraaf’s latest album, but his selection nonetheless illustrates both the high quality of musical culture in a nation without aristocratic courts, and also the central place of the recorder within that culture. Andreas Parcham, Johann Christian Schickhardt and Jean-Marie Leclair are known to have lived and worked in the Republic; Jean-Baptiste Loeillet was born in Ghent and worked in Lyon, but his recorder sonatas were all published in Amsterdam. History has been a little unkind to Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, remembering him latterly above all as the composer of the attractive Concerti Armonici which were previously attributed to Pergolesi. That such a confusion could have arisen in the first place is testament to the originality and craftsmanship of a musician-composer who was evidently in touch with the latest Italian developments in Italian style from his home in The Hague. The three sonatas on this album expand our understanding of van Wassanaer, and they are complemented by little-known composers with a similarly internationalist outlook such as the Danzig-born Andreas Parcham and the well-travelled Jean-Marie Leclair. The four-movement suite of lively character pieces by Fiocco is extracted from a collection originally written for harpsichord, and opens with an Allegro made famous through a violin-and-piano arrangement recorded by the likes of Menuhin and Perlman; Bosgraaf restores its original character. In the second half of the 17th century, the recorder underwent a revolutionary development which turned it into a sophisticated instrument. Erik Bosgraaf plays seven different instruments here, ranging from sopranino to bass, all of them built with a particular range of pitch but also distinct palette of timbres.

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