Jana Semerádová

Bach, Quantz, Benda, Kirnberger: Solo for the King

Catalogue Number: SU 4087-2
Published: 23rd March 2012
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 1 CD
J. S. Bach - Sonata in B minor BWV 1030, Fuga canonica and Canon super thema Regium from Musical Offering BWV 1079; F. Benda - Sonata in E minor; C. Ph. E Bach - Duetto in E minor; J. J. Quantz - Sarabande, Minuetto and Gigue; J. Ph. Kirnberger - Sonata a tre in G minor

Jana Semerádová - Baroque transverse flute, Lenka Torgersen - Baroque violin, Bertrand Cuiller - harpsichord, Hana Fleková - cello

Just as France had its Louis XIV, so Germany had Frederick II (1712-1786), whose passionate love of music (to the great annoyance of his father, who wanted him to be a strong monarch andmilitary commander) allowed for the blossoming of many splendid flowers in the Galant style. The desire to learn how to play the flute was awakened in Frederick by his meeting the virtuoso J. J. Quantz. The King surrounded himself with renowned musicians of the time, with his orchestra including the harpsichordist C. Ph. E. Bach, the phenomenal Czech violinist F. Benda and J. Ph.Kirnberger, a pupil of J. S. Bach's. The encounter between Bach and the King of Prussia subsequently gave rise to the famous collection Musikalisches Opfer (Musical Offering). The fame of the spellbinding "Galant style" of the Baroque flautist Jana Semerádová has long since crossed the borders of the Czech lands: Wilbert Hazelzet's pupil has performed to great acclaim at prestigious European festivals as a soloist and with her Collegium Marianum ensemble. Her magical flute invites you to a musical feast at the Potsdam chateau featuring the greatest musicians of the time of King Frederick II.

An invitation to a royal concert at the court of Frederick the Great.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030
1. Andante 07:37
2. Largo e dolce 03:38
3. Presto 01:34
4. Allegro 04:19
Johann Sebastian Bach
5. Fuga canonica in Epidiapente from Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 02:46
Johann Sebastian Bach
6. Canon perpetuus super thema Regium from Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 01:07
Johann Philipp Kirnberger
Sonata a tre in G minor
7. Andante 04:23
8. Allabreve 01:36
9. Allegro 03:26
Johann Joachim Quantz
10. Sarabande in G major 04:27
Johann Joachim Quantz
11. Minuetto in E minor 01:40
Johann Joachim Quantz
12. Gigue in G minor 02:10
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Duetto for flute and violin in E minor, Wq 140
13. Andante 01:46
14. Allegro 03:58
15. Allegretto 02:45
František Benda
Sonata for flute and basso continuo in E minor, Lee III-57
16. Largo, ma un poco andante 02:52
17. Arioso un poco allegro 04:37
18. Presto 03:32

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