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Awakening Princesses

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

Peter Holtslag

Six recorders from the Bate Collection, Oxford

François (Charles) Dieupart (1667-1751) 5e Suitte en Fa Majeur F major
John Eccles (c.1668-1735) A Division on a Ground
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759) Sonata B flat major [HWV 377]
John Banister (1662-1736) A Division on a Ground
Daniel Purcell (?-1717) »Mezena«
Johann Christian Schickhardt (c.1682-1762) Sonata A minor
Jacques Paisible (c.1656-1721) Sonata XIIII G minor
Gottfried (Geofrey) Finger (c.1660-1730) A Ground (2)
Francesco Barsanti (c.1690-1775) Sonata G minor
Robert Carr Divisions upon an Italian Ground
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Peter Holtslag, Recorder
Elizabeth Kenny, Archlute
Elizabeth Kenny, Theorbo
Rainer Zipperling, Bass viol
Rainer Zipperling, Cello
Carsten Lohff, Harpsichord
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
  • play_circle_outline Dieupart: Sarabande
  • play_circle_outline Eccles: A Division on a Ground
  • play_circle_outline Barsanti: Gavotta
  • play_circle_outline Carr: Divisions upon an Italian Ground

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

€ 18,99 (including tax)
Super Audio CD Information info

Super Audio CD (SACD) Information

This 'Hybrid' Super Audio CD plays on all CD players and SACD players.

CD Audio: Stereo

SACD: Stereo High Resolution + Multichannel Surround High Resolution

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Reviews on “Awakening Princesses”


Gramophone Jeremy Nicholas, 09-2012 :

“Delightful disc ... extensive and fascinating booklet.”

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Gramophone :

Delightful disc ... extensive and fascinating booklet.