Schobert Sonatas, Opp. 5 & 6
ASV Gaudeamus CD GAU 172
Booklet Notes in English, French & German
Total Playing Time: 72:58

JOHANN SCHOBERT (c. 1735 - 1767)
The Sonatas Opp. 5 & 6

The Four Nations Ensemble
Andrew Appel, harpsichord
Ryan Brown, violin
Loretta O'Sullivan, cello


Sonata No. 1 Op. 6 in E flat
Sonata No. 2 Op. 5 in F
Sonata No. 2 Op. 6 in C minor
Sonata No. 3 Op. 6 in B flat
Sonata No. 1 Op. 5 in D

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"Their view of these charming, engaging, and neglected works is weighted with lyricism, rhythmic drive, and even an occasionl dash of humor; precision, intonation and dialog are splendid." --- American Record Guide
This disc marks the completion of a two-disc set featuring world première recordings of the enlivening music of Silesian composer Johann Schobert, and marking the recording debut of The Four Nations Ensemble. Schobert helped establish the classical chamber music idiom, influencing Mozart and the Mannheim School. With his beguiling Op.5 & 6 Sonatas, Schobert's use of violin and cello turned the trio into a small orchestra. The companion disc of Op.16 Sonatas (CD GAU 156) was well received: "...the 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

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