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KNECHT, J.H.: Portrait musical de la nature (Le) / PHILIDOR, F.-A.D.: Overtures (Torino Philharmonic, Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

    

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KNECHT, J.H.: Portrait musical de la nature (Le) / PHILIDOR, F.-A.D.: Overtures (Torino Philharmonic, Prague Sinfonia, Benda)

Though he wrote a great deal of church music, and also composed for the theatre, Justin Heinrich Knecht is best remembered for his Grande Simphonie Le Portrait musical de la Nature’. Elegantly scored and completed in 1785, this eventful five-movement symphonic work of nature-depiction predates Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony by almost a quarter of a century. Knecht’s older French contemporary Philidor was the leading chess player of his time in addition to being a popular stage composer, whose overtures reveal the influence of the Italian school in their sparkling drama.


Knecht, Justin Heinrich

  Le portrait musical de la nature
1.   I. Une belle contree ou le soleil luit - 00:09:38
2.   II. Le ciel commence a devenir soudain sombre - 00:02:58
3.   III. L'orage accompagne des vents - 00:06:03
4.   IV. L'orage s'appaise peu a peu - 00:02:25
5.   V. La nature transportee de la joie 00:07:05

Philidor, Francois-Andre Danican

  Le jardinier et son seigneur: Overture
6.   I. Allegro 00:04:24
7.   II. Andante 00:04:13
8.   III. Allegro 00:03:03
  Le sorcier: Overture
9.   Le sorcier: Overture 00:08:14
  Tom Jones: Overture
10.   Tom Jones: Overture 00:07:19
  Le marechal ferrant: Overture, "Symphony No. 27 in G Major"
11.   I. Allegro 00:05:28
12.   II. Andante con spirito 00:03:34
13.   III. Presto 00:03:03

Total Playing Time: 01:07:27






Composer(s):
Knecht, Justin Heinrich; Philidor, Francois-Andre Danican

Conductor(s):
Benda, Christian

Orchestra(s):
Prague Sinfonia; Torino Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Lamberto, Sergio

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.573066

Barcode: 747313306671

Physical Release: 03/2014

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