JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH (1688-1758): Ouverture grosso in D, FWV K:D8, Concertos in B Flat, L:B3 and in D, L:D15, Andante in D, L:D15(bis).
Catalogue Number: 05J023
Label: Chandos Chaconne
Description: This hour's worth of first recordings presents us with even more reason to see Fasch as a brilliant and forward-looking composer. The big Ouverture grosso contains much which, in its magisterial flow (especially the unusual final Aria en Pologneise), will remind you very much of not just Telemann, but J.S. Bach. Then, the two concertos are interesting hybrids which look ahead to the Classical period with their "concerto for orchestra" use of the winds - now stepping forward to solo, now part of the orchestral texture. Tempesta di Mare.