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Teknon Music Masters

Teknon 11250

French Music of the 18th Century

  • Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Sainte Genevieve du Mont de Paris
  • Dieupart: Suite in F Major
  • Couperin: Neuvieme Concert Initulé Ritratto dell'Amore
  • Le Romain: Suitte in e minor
  • Marin Marais: Sonate à la Maresienne
Marijke Miesson, recorder
Anner Byslma, violincello piccolo
Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
Teknon Music Masters TK 11-250 69m DDD
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Teknon 11251

Dutch and Italian Music

  • Van Eyck: Praeludium, Fantasia en Echo, Doen Daphne d'over schooner Maeght
  • Anonymous: Bruyns Medelyn
  • Sweelinck: Balleth del granduca
  • Padbrué: Pavana e Galliarde
  • Frescobaldi: Canzona prima 'La Bonvisa', Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiammenga
  • Riccio: Canzona
  • Di Selma: Canzona terza
  • Anonymous: Aria di Fiorenza
  • De Rore/Spadi: Ancor che co'l partir
  • Fontana: Sonata seconda
  • Cesare: Melodia 'La Foccarina'
  • Castello: Sonata seconda
  • Cesare: Melodia 'La Giorgina'
Marijke Miesson, recorder
Glen Wilson, harpsichord & organ
Teknon Music Masters TK 11-251 66m DDD
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These splendidly packaged discs arrived in the post some weeks ago and they seem to be the start of an important chamber music label headed by the charismatic and enterprising Marijke Miesson.

The disc dedicated to French music contains an interesting cross section of works that include masterpieces by Marin Marais, that great giant of the Louis XIV age. Couperin is also present and the music is always pleasant and extremely reflective especially in the solo recorder pieces.

In the disc devoted to Dutch and Italian music there are a host of shorter pieces but the names of Van Eyck and Frescobaldi appear more frequently. Again, Miesson and her team of soloists play with fervour and charisma plumping new depths in these quite magical pieces by a host of composers.

The digipacks are handsomely presented with copiously detailed booklets that also contain photos of woodcuts and other intriguing historical details. Sound is of top drawer quality in both issues and I have no doubt that anyone remotely interested in this sort of music will want to snap these discs up

Copyright © 2003, Gerald Fenech

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