Colourful Elegance at the Court of Fredrick the Great
Following the French Sun Kings example, the Prussian King Frederick the Great also showed off his wealth and power in support of the arts. His court orchestra included the best musicians and composers of the age. Refined compositions by Janitsch, Graun, Müthel and Quantz allow the musicians to dazzle in elegant dialogues and lively interaction. Notturna, led by Baroque oboist Christopher Palameta, brings together some of the best musicians from major ensembles such as Collegium Vocale. It makes a successful plea in favour of these forgotten Late Baroque compositions that deserve to be far better known. Rediscover them at AMUZ!
PerformersChristopher Palameta, oboe & artistic director | Jan Van den Borre, traverso | Jacek Kurzydlo, violin & viola | Emily Robinson, cello | Brice Sailly, harpsichord
ProgramJ.G. Janitsch: Quadro in D major, Opus 5 no. 1, 'Echo', for flute, oboe, viola & basso continuo | W.F. Bach or C.P.E. Bach: Polonaise nr. 2 in c for harpsichord | J.G. Janitsch: Trio sonata in a for oboe, violin, & basso continuo | J.G. Janitsch: Trio Sonata in G major, for oboe, violin & basso continuo | J. Kirnberger: Sonata in G for flute & basso continuo | J.G. Janitsch: Quadro in B-flat major for flute, oboe, viola & basso continuo