: Souvenirs d'Italie - Mr Harrach's Musical Diaries - Maurice Steger & Ensemble

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Souvenirs d'Italie - Mr Harrach's Musical Diaries
Maurice Steger & Ensemble
Harmonia Mundi
1 CD
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Catalogue Number: HMC902253

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The Austrian Count von Harrach was a diplomat, statesman, the viceroy of ­Naples, and an enthusiastic collector of art. Yet he also loved music so much that he commissioned works from his friends and from renowned composers.

We can assume that Harrach probably also played the recorder himself, as the recently found manuscripts collected by and ­associated with Harrach ­contain a conspicuously great number of ­compositions for flauto dolce, ranging from sonatas, pieces of chamber ­music, concerti da camera and solo concertos – a new treasure trove!

Maurice Steger has been to investigate, and here presents, alongside his own ensemble, a collection of works which Count Harrach collected during his travels in Italy and brought home with him as souvenirs – previously ­unheard music at first hand!

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Giuseppe Sammartini:    Recorder Concerto in F Major
Lelio Colista:    Sinfonia a 3
Johann Adolph Hasse:    Recorder Sonata in B-Flat Major
Sarro Domenico:    Recorder Concerto in D Minor
Antonio Caldara:    Ciaccona a 3
Leonardo Vinci:    Overture & Song from the Opera Elpidia
Leonardo Leo:    Toccata XIII for cembalo in C Major
Fiorenza Nicola:    Recorder Sonata in A Minor
Antonio Maria Montanari:    Recorder Concerto in B-Flat Major
Giovanni Antonio Piani:    Recorder Sonata No.4 in D Major

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