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Erlebach VI Sonate

Rodolfo Richter

Erlebach VI Sonate

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Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - adagio - allegro - affetuoso

Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - adagio - allegro - affetuoso

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
4:50 Play $1.70
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Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - allemande

Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:37 Play $1.70
3
Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - courante

Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:11 Play $1.70
4
Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - sarabande

Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:52 Play $1.70
5
Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Sonata Prima in D major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:33 Play $1.70
6
Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - \ - Allegro - Adagio

Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - \ - Allegro - Adagio

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:54 Play $1.70
7
Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:49 Play $1.70
8
Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:16 Play $1.70
9
Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:39 Play $1.70
10
Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Sonata Quinta in B flat major for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:19 Play $1.70
11
Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - \ - Allegro - Adagio

Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - \ - Allegro - Adagio

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
4:19 Play $1.70
12
Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:10 Play $1.70
13
Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:02 Play $1.70
14
Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
3:02 Play $1.70
15
Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Sonata Seconda in e minor for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:31 Play $1.70
16
Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Grave - Vivace - Adagio

Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Grave - Vivace - Adagio

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
3:17 Play $1.70
17
Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:02 Play $1.70
18
Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:38 Play $1.70
19
Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:07 Play $1.70
20
Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Sonata Quarta in C major for violin discordato (c’-g’-c’’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Gigue

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:26 Play $1.70
21
Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Affetuoso ' Allegro - Grave

Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Affetuoso ' Allegro - Grave

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:54 Play $1.70
22
Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Allemande

Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:02 Play $1.70
23
Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Courante

Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
0:59 Play $1.70
24
Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Sarabande

Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
3:12 Play $1.70
25
Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Gigue

Sonata Sesta in F major for piccolo violin (b flat-f’-c’’-g’’), viola da gamba and harpsichord - Gigue

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:31 Play $1.70
26
Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Adagio - Allegro - Lento

Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Adagio - Allegro - Lento

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:22 Play $1.70
27
Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Allemande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
2:22 Play $1.70
28
Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Courante

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:34 Play $1.70
29
Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Sarabande

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
1:17 Play $1.70
30
Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Ciaconne - Final (Adagio)

Sonata Terza in A major for violin discordato (a-e’-a’-e’’), viola da gamba and basso continuo - Ciaconne - Final (Adagio)

Composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Guest Artist Alison McGillivray , Silas Standage, Eligio Quinteiro, Peter McCarthy
6:56 Play $3.40
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Debut solo album from Rodolfo Richter, violinist with the award-winning ensemble, Palladians.

'Consistently captivating music. Entirely enchanting' 5 stars (The Sunday Herald).

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Alison McGillivray

Alison McGillivray

Versatile cellist Alison McGillivray takes a break from her ensemble work with Concerto Caledonia and Ricordo, for this, her debut solo album.
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Rodolfo Richter

Rodolfo Richter

Acclaimed violin virtuoso best known for his work with the award-winning ensemble Palladians.
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Produced by Philip Hobbs

Rodolfo and Friends, Erlebach Sonatas:

Printed in Nürnberg in 1694, the original title-page reads: VI. / SONATE / à / Violino e Viola da Gamba col suo Basso Continuo, / che si possono pratticar anche a due Violini, /essendovi à tal fine aggiunta la Parte / del Violino secondo. / Di / FILIPPO HENRICO ERLEBACH, Maestro di Capella della Sa. Eza. il Signore Conte di Schwartzburg / à Rudelstadt. / Stampate in Noriberga / Alle Spese di Guolfgango Maurizio Endter. / MDC XCIV. While these sonatas were clearly intended for violin, viola da gamba and continuo, the title page states that the gamba can be replaced by a second violin and a separate part was originally included, complete with alterations to accommodate the violin. In earlier examples of music for violin, viola da gamba and continuo (such as Merula and even Frescobaldi) the gamba part is often a by-product of the continuo part. Such examples (and there are many more) lend weight to the notion that sonatas for this combination grew out of the two-part texture of violin and continuo with a gamba doubling the continuo part; and over time the gamba part gained more and more independence. Even contemporaries of Erlebach, such as J. P. Krieger on his 12 Sonatas for violin, viola da gamba and continuo (1693) and Buxtehude on his 7 Sonatas for violin, viola da gamba and continuo (1694), still only composed semi-independent gamba parts. In the case of Erlebach, however, the three parts are truly independent and the gamba part is indispensable. Not every sonata in this collection is for violin, gamba and continuo per se; sonatas Terza, Quarta and Sesta each have an additional feature on the violin part, and each of these features has something of interest. In sonatas Terza and Quarta, Erlebach employs something called scordatura, that is, a deliberate mistuning of the instrument. Most commonly, the instrument is re-tuned so that the open strings sound the primary notes of the tonic key. There are many reasons for using scordatura. One reason is to add a particular kind of bright resonance that comes from using open strings, but yet another reason is to add a puzzling layer of obscurity to further contribute to the element of mystery surrounding the arts of composing and performing. Sonata Sesta utilises the violino piccolo, which, as the name implies, is a little violin that sounds an octave higher than notated. The combination of violin, viola da gamba and continuo was extremely popular in the second half of the seventeenth century, in part because those two solo instruments were among the most popular choices for both virtuosi and amateurs of the age. Although called ‘sonatas’, many might recognise these pieces more as suites – an introductory movement (or two) followed by short pieces adhering to binary dance forms. This type became known by the name sonata da camera to distinguish it from the type more often associated with the church (da chiesa) – although any distinctions in terms of performance location became somewhat blurred. The sonata da camera form was particularly prevalent in Germany and central Europe, with Schmeltzer, Biber, D. Becker and J. Schenk among its better-known proponents, but still owing something to earlier Italian pioneers such as Legrenzi, Vitali and Corelli. Already during the late seventeenth century, German composers sought to integrate Italian and French elements and ‘improve’ them with the German knack for counterpoint and balance. The absence of a single dominant national characteristic in these pieces makes them particularly attractive. The opening movements of sonatas Prima and Seconda being perhaps the most ‘German’, with their tightly-wrought imitative counterpoint unfolding a short theme; or in some cases, the opening adagio subsequently dissolves into a faster imitative section with sturdy themes featuring regular rhythmic patterns and even some rather flamboyant Italianate passagework (such as sonatas Terza, Quinta and the second movement of Sonata Prima). On the whole, the dance movements are less French in style than in similar works by some of Erlebach’s contemporaries, but they still retain key characteristics. The Allemande movements, unlike the opening movements, lack much genuine imitative counterpoint, but rather the two solo parts exchange interdependent rhythmic motifs over the slower moving basso continuo, helping to achieve the equivalent of detailed decoration on a broad façade. One of the principle characteristics of the French Courante is retained; the feeling of the metre changing between triple and duple. Erlebach also uses the chordal capabilities of the gamba in the Courante movements to punctuate these perceived changes (particularly sonatas Prima and Terza). Several of the Sarabandes have a folk-like quality, with a single melodic subject often harmonised in parallel thirds; this device draws attention to the theme itself, making subsequent variations all the more engaging. The compositional device of imitation (so prevalent in the opening movements) returns again the final Gigue sections and this time even the basso continuo takes part. Erlebach was well-aware of this conflagration of national styles, encouraging readers of his VI Ouvertures (1693) to seek out and incorporates styles ‘of foreign peoples… by diligently perusing, hearing, practising and considering the things they communicate to us in respect of each art’, adding that the goal ought to be to ‘penetrate their strange manners and take note of their artifices and thereby justify ourselves of the same afterwards’. Nonetheless, Erlebach, like most composers of his day, put Italian art first. He even went so far as to apologise for the use of the German language in the VI Sonatas (1694), lamenting that ‘the publisher presumably had to hurry the work through the press and my score, from which everything was to be corrected with precision, had arrived somewhat late in Nuremburg, some mistakes contrary to the Italian dialect slipped into the titles in which, instead of Allemande, Courante, Saraband, Variatio and Gigue, should have appeared Allamanda, Corrente, Sarabanda e Variata and Giga’. Robert Rawson: 2005

Recording information:

Performing editions by Rodolfo Richter
Keyboard instruments prepared and provided by Edmund Pickering
Pitch: A=415 Hz
Recorded at St Michael's Church, Highgate London - 19-21 November 2001
This recording is dedicated to the memory of Velma Richter

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I find this new recording utterly beguiling for its intimacy and directness...Perfect for late-night listening.
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Highly recommended.
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4 Stars
Richter plays them with virtuosity and expressive warmth
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5 Stars
Entirely enchanting.
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A 'magical disc'
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