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AE10186  Awakening Princesses

Super Audio CD Hybrid SuperAudio CD. Plays in all standard CD Players. SACD Stereo, SACD Multichannel Surround, CD Audio.
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Audio samples:

Audio sample Dieupart: Sarabande Dieupart: Sarabande

Audio sample Eccles: A Division on a Ground Eccles: A Division on a Ground

Audio sample Barsanti: Gavotta Barsanti: Gavotta

Audio sample Carr: Divisions upon an Italian Ground Carr: Divisions upon an Italian Ground

Awakening Princesses

Peter Holtslag plays 18th-century recorders from the Bate Collection, Oxford

Peter Holtslag (Recorder)
Elizabeth Kenny (Archlute)
Elizabeth Kenny (Theorbo)
Rainer Zipperling (Bass viol)
Rainer Zipperling (Cello)
Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord)

Six recorders from the Bate Collection, Oxford

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Contents:

5e Suitte en Fa Majeur F major   Charles Dieupart (c.1667-1740)
A Division on a Ground   John Eccles (c.1668-1735)
Sonata B flat major [HWV 377]   George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
A Division on a Ground   John Banister (1662-1736)
»Mezena«   Daniel Purcell (?-1717)
Sonata A minor   Johann Christian Schickhardt (c.1682-1762)
Sonata XIIII G minor   Jacques Paisible (c.1656-1721)
A Ground (2)   Gottfried (Geofrey) Finger (c.1660-1730)
Sonata G minor   Francesco Barsanti (c.1690-1775)
Divisions upon an Italian Ground   Robert Carr

Playing time: 1:7 (h:m)
Booklet: 64p., English German French
Order Nr. AE 10186
EAN 4026798101862
Product category: SACD
Release date: 10/03/2012

Introduction:

Peter Holtslag kisses the princesses awake: Since the days of Frans Brüggen, it has been a nearly impossible undertaking to perform on original historical instruments. The instruments languish locked up in display cases and archives. On this SuperAudioCD, Peter Holtslag awakens to life again six famous instruments by Peter Bressan and others.

For this extraordinary occasion, he brought together an excellent international ensemble. The selected compositions are representative of the works that would have been played on these recorders three hundred years ago.

The Dutch recorder player Peter Holtslag is an internationally renowned artist who teaches in London and Hamburg, among other places. He has always had a keen interest in the historical originals.

AEOLUS accompanied this production with elaborate and yet puristic technology. This unique sound document does justice to the “princesses” by means of an SACD with high-resolution stereo and surround sound. The accompanying booklet is a virtual book with a very extensive commentary and a great deal of scholarly information about the instruments, including color illustrations. In addition to the Bate Collection of the University of Oxford, Southampton University and London’s Royal Academy of Music supported this production.

Awakening Princesses, 64p. booklet