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Birds, Beasts, And Battles

The European Community Baroque Orchestra

George Muffat, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Carlo Farina, Antonio Vivaldi, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber

SKU: 4392

Year of release: 1992

Sonata No. 2 from Armonico Tributo 12:08
1. Grave George Muffat 01:43
2. Allegro George Muffat 02:07
3. Grave, Forte e Allegro, Grave George Muffat 01:33
4. Aria George Muffat 01:43
5. Grave George Muffat 00:42
6. Sarabanda George Muffat 01:02
7. Grave George Muffat 01:58
8. Borea George Muffat 01:15
Fechtschule (Fencing School) 08:17
9. Aria I Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 01:20
10. Aria II Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 01:12
11. Sarabande Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 00:56
12. Courente Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 00:54
13. Fechtschule Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 02:22
14. Aria Bader Johann Heinrich Schmelzer 01:31
15. Capriccio stravagante Carlo Farina 15:21
Violin Concerto "Il Grosso Mogul" 15:47
16. Allegro Antonio Vivaldi 05:57
17. Grave-recitativo Antonio Vivaldi 02:26
18. Allegro Antonio Vivaldi 07:22
Battalia 08:45
19. Allegro Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 01:49
20. Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 00:40
21. Presto Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 00:25
22. Der Mars Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 01:04
23. Presto Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 01:00
24. Aria Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 01:40
25. Die Schlacht Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 00:45
26. Lamento der Verwundten Musquetirer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber 01:18
Total time: 60:20

About this album

Muffat was a musical diplomat. Born in France of Scottish ancestry and trained in both France and Italy, he considered himself a German. In his instrumental works issued during the last two decades of the 17th Century he sought to introduce the Germans to French and Italian styles, and prefaced his five published collections with informative multilingual introductions detailing Lully’s and Corelli’s performing practices.

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Greta Olson

(...) I enjoyed this immensely. It is difficult to fault the ECBO on matters of style and execution. Monica Huggetts playing is stylish, full of life and has a beautiful tone.

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSony digital Editor 3000
Mastering EngineerBert van der Wolf
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Recording FormatPCM 44.1
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS900
Recording DateNovember 1991
Recording LocationChapel of the Hertford College, Oxford England
EditingBert van der Wolf
Recording EngineerBert van der Wolf
ProducerTed Diehl