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We are excited to announce that a new recording with violinist Lara Hall, NZ Barok and conductor Peter Walls has been launched! The CD is available to buy now at a cost of $30 plus postage.
A note from Lara Hall “This CD is the culmination of a long-held desire to record little-known 18th century concerti for global audiences…The differences between the works of Torelli, Pisendel and Benda show that, despite their close proximity, these three composers were strong, individual musical personalities, and highlight the speed of stylistic compositional change of the era.”
Lara Hall / NZ Barok ATOLL ACD 419
Giuseppe TORELLI (1658-1709) Violin Concerto in A Major P.A.2.3.5
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in F Major
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in B-flat Major
Johann PISENDEL (1687-1755) Violin Concerto in E minor
Franz BENDA (1709-1786) Violin Concerto in E Major L.2.8
Franz BENDA (1709-1786) Violin Concerto in A Major L.2.8
Recorded in the Gallagher Concert venue, Waikato University, Hamilton New Zealand, 5-8 February 2016.
“In a programme with its title taken from a suite of dances by Telemann entitled Les Nations anciens et modernes, and including Rameau’s Suite from Les Indes Galantes, NZ Barok reveals itself to be a highly accomplished group of authentic string players. All the music on this disc brims with vitality, supreme accuracy and a full sound that would do justice to any of the vaunted authentic groups from Europe.” John Button, The Dominion
Upon release in November 2013 The Nations was in the classical charts for 10 weeks reaching Number 2 in January 2014.
NZ Barok – The Nations ATOLL ACD 813 [74:17]
Giuseppe Antonio BRESCIANELLO (1690-1758) Sinfonia No.1 in D major [6:27]
Georg MUFFAT (1653-1704) Sonata No.2 in G minor from Armonico Tributo [16:50]
William BOYCE (1719-1779) Symphony No.1 in B flat major [7:40]
Francesco GEMINIANI (1674-1762) Concerto Grosso in E minor Op.3 No.3 [9:16]
Georg Phillip TELEMANN (1674-1767) Les Nation, Anciens et Modernes TWV55:G4 [18:08]
Jean-Phillippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Suite from Les Indes Galantes [10:55]
Johan Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) Air, from Suite No.3 BWV 1068 [4:05]
Recorded in the Michael Park School auditorium, Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 May 2013.