Although J.D. Zelenka originally composed his Trio Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Oboe, this version with two oboes supports his musical conception as well as the unique outlook underlying it. He was renowned as a composer who challenged the established traditions of his time and the CultureTone Ensemble wishes to pay fitting tribute to this through their individual approach.
The CultureTone Ensemble is part of the CultureTone Foundation, which is based in Vác, Hungary. This Ensemble was founded to bring outstanding musicians together: willing to try out new paths, feel limitless through the quality of each player, celebrate music without losing tradition and taste, openly welcome innovative ideas, with flexibility in size and combination of artists. CultureTone Ensemble is a leading role model which stands for open minded performances at the highest level.
Clara Dent-Bogányi, Oboe
Marie-Luise Modersohn, Oboe
Bence Boganyi, Bassoon
Zsolt Fejervari, Double Bass
Brigitte Engelhard, Harpsichord
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Total time: 00:32:54
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|Release Date||August 11, 2023|
Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745), is one of the most inventive composers of the Baroque era, easily comparable to Bach, Handel and Telemann, and highly regarded as a composer during his lifetime. Yet, after his death, his music was largely neglected…
I’ve long enjoyed his works because they are so surprising and filled with unusual twists and turns and is influenced by Czech folk music. In many respects, his willingness to challenge the established traditions of his time may be what makes his music sound so fresh and engaging to me today.
On this album are two of Zelenka’s 6 Trio Sonatas, considered even today to be extremely challenging and requiring a high degree of virtuosity to pull off successfully. Believe me, I’ve heard a number of attempts that simply can’t scale the requirements. Here, members of the CultureTone Ensemble delivery these works very successfully, with a seeming facility that completely belies their challenges.
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