CHRISTOPH GRAUPNER (1683-1760): Orchestral Works, Vol. 3 - Canon all'unisono in B Flat for 2 Oboes, Cello and Continuo, GWV 218, Ouverture in F for Recorder, 2 Violins, Viola and Continuo, GWV 447, Sonatas in G for Flute and Continuo, GWV 707 and in G Minor for Harpsichord and Flute, GWV 711.
Catalogue Number: 09M018
Reference: 341 1628-2
Description: Well, OK, half of this disc isn't orchestral but the 30-minute overture from around 1740 follows Telemann's stylistic model and is unusual in using a solo recorder which by that time had been out of use in Germany for at least a decade. The Canon (c. 1736) is a contrapuntal fabric of virtuosity approaching that of Bach's Musical Offering while one of the flute sonatas (before 1710) is one of the earliest German works for that instrument while the other (c. 1740) uses it only as an accompanying instrument for the obbligato harpsichord. Nova Stravaganza; Siegbert Rampe (harpsichord).