Gaudeamus CD GAU 156
Booklet Notes in English, French & German
Total Playing Time: 58:59
SCHOBERT (c. 1735 - 1767)
The 4 Sonatas Op. 16
Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Appel, harpsichord
Ryan Brown, violin
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello
Sonata No. 1 in Bflat
Sonata No. 2 in C minor
Sonata No. 3 in D
Sonata No. 4 in F
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excellent playing on this disc enables one to savour the variety
and skill of his work...The performers interpret the music with
flair and understanding..."
--- Early Music Review
The music of the 18th century Silesian composer Johann Schobert
is little known today, yet it helped establish the classical chamber
music idiom, and was an influence on Mozart and the Mannheim School.
The Op.16 set of 4 Sonatas are perfect examples of his strongly
keyboard-led style. The music positively bounces along with joyous
zest and an abundance of melody. Each work opens with a sweet, delicately
songful Andante. Now these revelatory pieces are splendidly championed
by a notable American trio, The Four Nations Ensemble, featuring
the harpsichord of Andrew Appel. They make the happiest of recording
debuts for Gaudeamus.
The Four Nations Ensemble's follow-up disc of Schobert
Sonatas Opp. 5 & 6 is also available.