Palameta, Christopher / Nocturna

Palameta, Christopher / Nocturna: Forgotten Chamber Works With Oboe From The Court Of Prussia

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Artist: Palameta, Christopher / Nocturna
Title: Forgotten Chamber Works With Oboe From The Court Of Prussia

The ensemble Notturna under the direction of oboist Christopher Palameta has unearthed repertoire in several archives worthy of rediscovery. On this album they present as world premiere recording Berlin Chamber Music at the time of Friedrich dem Grosen (Frederick the Great). The commonality of the selected sonatas by respected composers such as Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (1708-1763), Christian Gottfried Krause (1717-1770) and Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-1771) is the solo instrument oboe. In the shadow of the flute, the favorite instrument of Friedrich dem Grosen (Frederick the Great), the role of the oboe at the Prussian Court was underestimated for a long time. However there is still a variety of sonatas and concerts for this instrument which survived from this time. The Quintet in A minor by Graun, who was concertmaster of the Royal Court Orchestra since 1741, is characterized by frequent and unexpected changes of affects, dynamics and harmonies in order to achieve expressive and sentimental effects. In contrast to this work are the Trio Sonata in A minor, the Quadro Sonata in B-flat major and the Trio Sonata in G major by Janitsch, who became a violinist in the Court Orchestra in 1736. His works are much more influenced by a gallant style with varied melodies. The Trio Sonata in D minor by Krause is particularly fascinating in it's original third movement, in which the oboe enters into a dialogue with the violin. A recording of beautiful Baroque music in unique interpretations.

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