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The Guardian

Not all the music is scintillating...but the playing is lovely, with great poise from Huggett and standout charismatic bassoon playing from Peter Whelan.

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Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto for Flute and Oboe in B Minor, FaWV L:h1 6:19  
I. Allegro 02:16  
II. Largo 01:29  
III. Allegro 02:34  
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for 2 Violins and Bassoon in D Major, TWV 53:D4 17:17  
I. Andante 02:53  
II. [Allegro] 04:10  
III. Adagio 02:30  
IV. Allegro assai 03:13  
I. Allegro 04:31  
Johann David Heinichen: Concerto for Oboe in G Minor, S. 237 4:49  
II. [Largo] Pizzicato 02:02  
III. Vivace 02:47  
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G Minor, RV 531 11:14  
I. Allegro 03:34  
II. Largo 04:17  
III. Allegro 03:23  
Johann Friedrich Fasch: Concerto for 2 Oboes da caccia, 2 Violas, 2 Bassoons & Continuo in G Major, FaWV L:G11 9:34  
I. Un poco allegro 02:14  
II. [Andante] 01:25  
III. Allegro 02:34  
IV. Menuet 1 / V. Menuet 2 03:21  
Christoph Graupner: Concerto for Bassoon in C Major, GWV 301 10:41  
I. Vivace 03:34  
II. Largo e giusto 03:22  
III. Allegro 03:45  
Christoph Graupner: Concerto for Flute d'amore, Oboe d?amore & Viola d?amore in G Major, GWV 333 13:46  
I. [Largo] 02:49  
II. Allegro 04:41  
III. [Adagio] 02:03  
IV. Allegro 04:13  
 

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Innovative instrumentation, unusual repertoire and an ensemble with a profound knowledge of historical performance practice makes this Irish Baroque Orchestra Linn debut unmissable.

This programme of 18th century concertos is an attractive listening tour through the German courts, revealing unknown jewels.

The soloists, including Lisa Beznosiuk (OAE), Andreas Helm (Concentus Musicus Wien), Monica Huggett (Sonnerie) and Peter Whelan (Ensemble Marsyas) relish the opportunity to show off their skills.

Alongside the double cello concerto by Vivaldi and Telemann’s concerto for two violins and bassoon sit the lesser known, but equally brilliant, concertos by Graupner, Heinichen and Fasch.

One of the most beautiful combinations is the Graupner Triple Concerto for oboe d’amore, viola d’amore and flute d’amore, which produces an exquisite blend of other-worldly colours.

Wonderfully kaleidoscopic colours also pervade the concertos by Heinichen and Fasch, the latter proving just why Telemann and Bach held him in such high esteem.

Concerti Bizarri

Category Orchestral

Period Baroque

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