Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection

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Tracklist

1.
Chaconne en trio
06:20
2.
Organ Trio Sonata BWV525 in G major - Untitled
02:47
3.
Organ Trio Sonata BWV525 in G major - Adagio
07:12
4.
Organ Trio Sonata BWV525 in G major - Allegro
03:43
5.
Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1 - Andante
03:11
6.
Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1 - Allegro ma poco
02:25
7.
Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1 - Gavotta-Gratioso
02:06
8.
Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1 - Allegro assai
02:13
9.
Ornamented Airs and Brunettes - Prelude - Pourquoy, doux rossignol
03:07
10.
Ornamented Airs and Brunettes - Prelude - L'autre jour ma Cloris
03:40
11.
Sonata a tre No.2 in D minor - Adagio
01:57
12.
Sonata a tre No.2 in D minor - Allegro
01:20
13.
Sonata a tre No.2 in D minor - Aria-Largo
02:50
14.
Sonata a tre No.2 in D minor - Giga
02:05
15.
Fantasia No.8 in E minor TWV 40 -9 - Largo-Spirituoso-Allegro
04:16
16.
Methodical Sonata No. 3 in E minor TWV41 -e2 - Grave
03:06
17.
Methodical Sonata No. 3 in E minor TWV41 -e2 - Vivace
02:32
18.
Methodical Sonata No. 3 in E minor TWV41 -e2 - Cunando
02:18
19.
Methodical Sonata No. 3 in E minor TWV41 -e2 - Vivace
02:43
20.
Sonata in C major Op.2 No.1 - Andante
03:54
21.
Sonata in C major Op.2 No.1 - Adagio
02:29
22.
Sonata in C major Op.2 No.1 - Presto
02:19

Description

In 2002 Florilegium became involved with Bolivian Baroque and since 2003 Ashley has been training vocalists and instrumentalists there. Initially solo singers, he formed Arakaen – dar Bolivia Choir in 2005. In 2008 Ashley was the first European to receive the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize, given to him in recognition of the enormous assistance he has given to the Bolivian indigenous people, their presence on the international stage and the promotion and preservation of this music.

For the last 28 years of collaboration with Channel Classics my main inspiration for recording has always been repertoire, either to convey our individual interpretation of known pieces I am passionate about or to present otherwise unknown repertoire for the very first time. This recording, however, came about through a chance encounter with a remarkable private collection of flutes, held in Frankfurt. This collection includes several hundred historical flutes, spanning the history of the instrument from one of the earliest surviving 3-piece French flutes made by Chattillion in c.1680. Many of these are baroque and other one-keyed flutes and most of them have not been used in recordings before. The collection includes some of the finest examples of playable baroque flutes anywhere in instruments at the time of their manufacture. I am grateful to the owner for his insight, commentary and images of each flute that follows under “The Instruments” below, allowing the listener to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the particular characteristics of each flute.

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Remonstrantse Kerk, Renswoude

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Jared Sacks

Recording engineer

Jared Sacks

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Analog to digital converter

Horus / Merging Technolgies (DSD256)

Recording date

December 2019

Recording format

DSD 256

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps

Cables

Van der Hul 3T

Editing

Pyramix Workstation / Merging Technologies

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Digital to analog converter

Horus, Merging Technologies

Speakers

Grimm LS1

Press reviews

MusicWeb International “Recommended”

“Ashley Solomon was clearly inspired by these precious instruments, and delivers outstanding interpretations. He plays with much sensitivity, and considering that most of this music was intended for domestic performance, it makes much sense that in many pieces he is supported by viola da gamba and theorbo. A more extroverted piece as Locatelli’s sonata is given a bolder interpretation, which is spot-on.”

Stretto

(…) Kostbare, originele instrumenten op het label Channel Classics. (…) hoogst originele cd (…)

Klassieke Zaken

(…) Net als de werken van onder anderen Morel, Leclair, Telemann en uiteraard Hotteterre klinkt de Triosonate adembenemend mooi en intiem. De sensatie van het tot leven wekken van een oude fluit is voor fluitisten en fluitliefhebbers waarschijnlijk alleen te vergelijken met de impact van de vondst van de Nubische monumenten voor een archeoloog.

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