Baroque.horn – Steven Gross

Baroque.horn – Steven Gross
Catalog number: 511

Tracks:

> 01 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major BMV 1047 - Mvt. 1. Allegro
comp: Johann Sebastian Bach
> 02 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major BMV 1047 - Mvt. 2. Andante
> 03 Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major BMV 1047 - Mvt. 3. Allegro assai
> 04 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 1. Allegro
comp: Johann Joachim Quantz
> 05 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 2. Adagio cantabile
> 06 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 3. Allegro
> 07 Concerto in F Major for Two Horns and Orchestra - Mvt. 1. Vivace
comp: Johann David Heinichen
> 08 Concerto in F Major for Two Horns and Orchestra - Mvt. 2. Arioso
> 09 Concerto in F Major for Two Horns and Orchestra - Mvt. 3. Allegro
> 10 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 1. Moderato
comp: Johann Georg Rollig
> 11 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 2. Siciliano
> 12 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn and String Orchestra - Mvt. 3. Tempo di Menuetto
> 13 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn, Strings and Continuo - Mvt. 1. Allegro
comp: Jan Krititel Jiri Neruda
> 14 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn, Strings and Continuo - Mvt. 2. Largo
> 15 Concerto in E Flat Major for Horn, Strings and Continuo - Mvt. 3. Vivace

American premiere recording of several Baroque horn Concerti. Two are found in the recently discovered Lundt manuscript in Sweden. Remaining works are of similar interest. The Neruda Concerto, usually performed by trumpet, is played by the instrument originally specified, the horn. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 is rendered with horn instead of trumpet. This interpretation is of important historical interest, since the trumpet of choice during Bach’s time, the

American Record Guide says of his playing: …an excellent tone and the ability and temperatment to play heroically.


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