Harpsichord Gems, vol. 3. Musicalisches Blumen-Bueschlein

Olga Martynova

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

He was considered to be one of the best harpsichordists of his time and he was famous for making well known and spread- ing the art of ornamentation in Germany as well as a perfect per- forming style on this instrument.
That is the estimation Ernst Ludwig Gerber gave in his Historisch-biographisches Lexicon der Tonkünstler to Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656–1746), a composer and Kapellmeister to the Baden court.
His talent was rated extraordinarily high by his contempo- raries; Mauritius Vogt in the Conclave thesauri magnae artis musicae (published in Prague, 1719) called him ‘the most per- fect composer of our era’ (‘nostri aevi componista absolutis- simus’). It is known that J. S. Bach kept copies of Fischer’s com- positions and that this music was a source of inspiration for him. Modern research regards Fischer as a great composer of key- board music, on a par with Froberger and Bach. Furthermore, he is written about as a musician who in German speaking countries was able to elucidate the peculiarities of the French style.

  

Tracklist

1.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Praeludium
01:23
2.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Allemande
03:12
3.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Courante
01:29
4.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Sarabande
02:00
5.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Gavotte
00:50
6.
Suite N1 in D minor. - Menuet
01:30
7.
Suite N2 in F major. - Praeludium
02:13
8.
Suite N2 in F major. - Ballet
01:50
9.
Suite N2 in F major. - Menuet
01:19
10.
Suite N2 in F major. - Rondeau
01:03
11.
Suite N2 in F major. - Canaries
01:47
12.
Suite N2 in F major. - Passepied
01:11
13.
Suite N3 in A minor. - Praeludium
00:59
14.
Suite N3 in A minor. - Passacaille
02:06
15.
Suite N3 in A minor. - Bourree
01:26
16.
Suite N3 in A minor. - Menuet
01:32
17.
Suite N4 in C major. - Praeludium
01:37
18.
Suite N4 in C major. - Branle
02:04
19.
Suite N4 in C major. - Amener
01:03
20.
Suite N4 in C major. - Gavotte
00:51
21.
Suite N4 in C major. - Courante
01:23
22.
Suite N4 in C major. - Bourree
00:52
23.
Suite N4 in C major. - Menuet
01:28
24.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Praeludium
00:58
25.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Aria
01:57
26.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 1
01:32
27.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 2
01:27
28.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 3
01:31
29.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 4
01:28
30.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 5
00:58
31.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 6
00:58
32.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 7
01:11
33.
Suite N5 in E minor. - Variatio 8
01:34
34.
Suite N6 in D major. - Praeludium
02:48
35.
Suite N6 in D major. - Allemande
02:18
36.
Suite N6 in D major. - Courante
01:22
37.
Suite N6 in D major. - Sarabande
01:44
38.
Suite N6 in D major. - Gigue
02:11
39.
Suite N6 in D major. - Bourree
01:01
40.
Suite N6 in D major. - Menuet
01:27
41.
Suite N7 in G minor. - Praeludium
01:14
42.
Suite N7 in G minor. - Plainte
03:07
43.
Suite N7 in G minor. - Rondeau
01:06
44.
Suite N7 in G minor. - Gavotte
01:23
45.
Suite N7 in G minor. - Menuet
04:08
46.
Suite N8 in G major. - Praeludium
02:20
47.
Suite N8 in G major. - Chaconne
04:20

Total time: 01:19:11

Additional information

Label

SKU

CM0012006

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Artists

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Genres

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Digital Converters

Meitner design

Microphones

Neumann km130; DPA (B & K) 4006 ; DPA (B & K) 4011 SCHOEPS mk2S; SCHOEPS mk41

Original Recording Format

Producer

Michael Serebryanyi

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Rogier de Schot

Recording location

5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date November 27, 2015

Press reviews

SA-CD.net 5 out of 5

“Even today, we know little about the life and work of composer Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer. Admired by Johann Sébastien Bach, Fischer is the author of works for harpsichord recorded here named “Musikalische Blumen-Büschlein” (Musical Flowers Bouquet) whose composition dates from 1698.

It’s eight suites sharing equally major and minor modes. The latest being a chaconne. Into an outlet of his sumptuous, delicate and inspired music the young harpsichordist Olga Martynova game shows us a composer at the time singing, voluble and meditative, knowing give feelings through its suites, just weight. And we then understand Bach, who confided to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that Fischer was one of his favourite composers. A remarkable recording and discovery.”

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