Music for a King – Chamber works at the Court of Frederick the Great

Charlston, T. and Solomon, A. (2019) Music for a King – Chamber works at the Court of Frederick the Great. [Audio]

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Abstract

Frederick the Great himself is known to have composed one hundred and twenty-one flute sonatas, four flute concertos, a symphony, various arias and an overture. These works were written in the mixed style advocated by Quantz in an attempt to blend Italian music of the senses with French music of reason. The King’s love of music was real and genuine, and he desired and ensured that others should enjoy it in the same way. As a performer he was probably one of the most distinguished amateurs ever. As a composer he wrote nothing eminent or really original, though some pieces exuded a certain beauty and charm. However, this recording promotes the extraordinary talent of the musicians and composers he surrounded himself with at court, the luminaries of the 18th century, all brought together by one of the greatest musical patrons that ever lived. - Ashley Solomon, Co-Producer & Artistic Director

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: This CD is available to purchase from https://www.florilegium.org.uk/discography/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frederick the Great, court music, Bach, Floregium, baroque
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Music History
Division: Performance
Depositing User: Ms Emma Hewett
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 10:19
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 10:12
DOI: Catalog Number: 41819 ID: 2215
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/442

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