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Music for a King: Chamber Works from the Court of Frederick the Great ()

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composed by Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, Carl Heinrich Graun, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Franz Benda, Johann Gottfried Müthel, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Joachim Quantz, Johann Sebastian Bach

Historical performance recordings and programs established in a specific time and place, or among specific musicians, have become commonplace. Yet those exploring the musical circle of a monarch are not so common, even though the king in question here, Frederick the Great of Prussia, inspired and provided the theme for one of Bach's most famous compositions, the Ricercar from the Musical Offering, BWV 1079. That work opens this double album, which also includes chamber works from other composers associated with Frederick. ...

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  1. The Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer), for keyboard and chamber instruments, BWV 1079: Ricercar a 3
  2. Trio Sonata for flute, violin & continuo in E minor, QV 2:20
  3. Sonata for cello in C major, GraunWV B:XVII:53
  4. Quintet for flute, oboe, viola, cello & harpsichord in A minor, GraunWV Av:XIV:14
  5. Sonata for flute & continuo in D major
  6. Sonata for violin & continuo in E major, L. III-46
  7. Andantino & Variations
  8. Duet for flute & violin in G major, H. 598, Wq. 140
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Music for a King: Chamber Works from the Court of Frederick the Great
2019, Channel Classics

UPC: 723385418191


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