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Xenia Löffler – The Oboe in Berlin (FLAC)

Xenia Löffler - The Oboe in Berlin (FLAC)
Xenia Löffler – The Oboe in Berlin (FLAC)


Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Christoph Schaffrath, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Carl Ludwig Matthes, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Performer: Xenia Löffler
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Accent
Catalogue: ACC24377
Release: 2021
Size: 370 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Bach CPE: Oboe Sonata in G Minor, Wq. 135
01. I. Adagio
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Vivace

Schaffrath: Quartet for 2 Oboes, Violin & Basso continuo in E-Flat Major, CSWV D:6
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Largo
06. III. Allegro

Bach WF: Sinfonia in A Major, F. 70 (Arr. for Oboe, Bassoon & Basson continuo)
07. II. Siciliano

Matthes: Oboe Sonata in E-Flat Major
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Adagio
10. III. Allegretto

Janitsch: Sonata da camera for Oboe, Violin & Basso continuo in B-Flat Minor, D-B:M. Th. 148
11. I. Larghetto
12. II. Allegretto
13. III. Vivace

Bach CPE: Trio Sonata for Oboe da caccia, Violoncello piccolo & Basso continuo in F Major, Wq. 163
14. I. Un poco andante
15. II. Allegretto
16. III. Allegro

Under the reign of Frederick the Great, Berlin developed into one of the most important centres of the European music scene. He brought the most important composers and musicians to his court and his court orchestra had to play both representative operas and concerts as well as in the king’s private sphere.

Although the king himself played the flute and strongly protected his instrument, the oboe was also of great importance and the orchestra featured four outstanding oboists.

Frederick, however, was stuck in a conservative, traditional style and the once “young, wild” Kapellmusiker became increasingly weary of this musical monoculture. Thus a new music scene gradually developed in Berlin in the bourgeois milieu with house concerts and weekly academies.

The “queen of the baroque oboe”, as Xenia Loffler was respectfully called by BR Klassik Radio, presents on her new album a fine selection of oboe sonatas from the Berlin repertoire with works by the two Bach sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, as well as Christoph Schaffrath, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch and Carl Ludwig Matthes.

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