“Sonorous treasures from Schloss Rohrau”

Music from the Count Harrach Family Collection, Schloss Rohrau


Concilium musicum Wien
on baroque instruments
Michael Freimuth, lute

sound samples
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EAN 4028183004468

about this recording:
The instrumental music of the Count Harrach Family Collection is found in four volumes that were indiscriminately bound together, largely without title pages, at the end of the nineteenth century. Besides several anonymous composers, who with time may yet be identified, there are especially two musicians whose presence is a sensation: Francesco Alborea and Angelo Ragazzi.

Among the music discovered in Schloss Rohrau are also two volumes written in tablature. The tablatures, most of the works are by Silvius Leopold Weiss. In the future, these tablatures will represent the third main source of Weiss’ lute music, beside the two Weiss manuscripts in London and Dresden known until now. Since they contain pieces from the early creative period, they close a gap, as it were, in our knowledge of Weiss’ oeuvre.

works:
Angelo Ragazzi (1680-1750) Concerto A minor for violin solo, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, contrabass and basso continuo; Silvius Leopold Weiß (1686-1750): Prelude d-Moll, A-Dur, Allamanda d-Moll, Fantasia a-Moll, c-Moll; Anonymus Sonata B-flat major for recorder, oboe and basso continuo; Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Sinfonia B minor for violin and basso continuo; Anonymus Concerto G minor for Oboe, 2 violins, viola, violoncello obligato and basso continuo; Francesco Alborea (1691-1739) Sonata C major for violoncello and basso continuo; Anonymus Sinfonia D major for 2 violins and basso continuo; Gottfried Finger (1660-1730) Sonata F major for recorder and basso continuo;

sound samples (mp3):
Angelo Ragazzi Concerto A minor: 1 Allegro, 2 Adagio, 3 Allegro

Silvius Leopold Weiß 4 Prelude D minor

Anonymus Sonata B-flat major for recorder, oboe and basso continuo.

5 (without sign), 6 Allegro, 7 Largo, 8 (Presto)

Silvius Leop.Weiß 9 Allamanda d-minor

Anonymus Concerto g-minor for oboe, 2 violins, viola, violoncello obligato and basso continuo: 10 Allegro, 11 Largo, 12 Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi Sinfonia B minor for violin and basso continuo: 14 Adagio, 15 Allegro, 16 Presto

Francesco Alborea Sonata C major for violoncello and basso continuo: 18 Presto/Adagio, 19 Allegro, 20 Adagio, 21 Vivace

Silvius Leop. Weiß 22 Fantasia c-minor

Gottfried Finger Sonata F-major for recorder and basso continuo: 23 Allemande, 25  Rigaudon, 26 Gigue

Anonymus Sinfonia D major for 2 violins and basso continuo: 27 Largo, 28 Allegro

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