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Florilegium: Music for a King (24/192 FLAC)

Florilegium: Music for a King (24/192 FLAC)
Florilegium: Music for a King (24/192 FLAC)

Orchestra: Florilegium
Conductor: Ashley Solomon
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Channel Classics
Release: 2019
Size: 3.15 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Bach, J S: Ricercar a 3 from Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Quantz: Trio Sonata in E Minor QV2:20
02. I. Allegro ma non tanto
03. II. Affetuoso
04. III. Vivace

Graun, C H: Sonata in C Major for Cello and Continuo, Graun WV B:XVII:53
05. I. Largo
06. II. Poco allegro
07. III. Allegretto

Graun, J G: Quintetto in A Minor Graun WV AV:XIV:14
08. I. Amabile
09. II. Allegro non tanto
10. III. Allegro alla Siciliano

Muthel: Sonata in D Major for Flute and Continuo
11. I. Adagio
12. II. Allegro ma non troppo
13. III. Cantabile

Benda, Franz: Sonata in E Major for Violin and Continuo
14. I. Adagio
15. II. Allegro ma non troppo
16. III. Untitled

17. Fasch, C F C: Andantino con VII. Variazioni in G Major Op. 17

Bach, C P E: Duetto in G Major Wq. 150 / H. 598
18. I. Andante
19. II. Allegro
20. III. Allegretto

Frederick the Great himself is known to have composed one hundred and twenty-one flute sonatas, four flute concertos, a symphony, various arias and an overture. These works were written in the mixed style advocated by Quantz in an attempt to blend Italian music of the senses with French music of reason. The king’s love of music was real and genuine, and he desired and ensured that others should enjoy it in the same way. As a performer he was probably one of the most distinguished amateurs ever. As a composer he wrote nothing eminent or really original, though some pieces exuded a certain beauty and charm. However, this recording promotes the extraordinary talent of the musicians and composers he surrounded himself with at court, the luminaries of the 18th century, all brought together by one of the greatest musical patrons that ever lived.

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