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Fanfare and Filigree

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Kleine Kammermusik:

Geoffrey Burgess and Meg Owens, oboes and recorders; Stephanie Corwin, bassoon; Rebecca Humphrey, cello and viola da gamba;
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord


“Listening to Kleine Kammermusik, you feel they’re just enjoying their virtuosity…I love the way they bring so much fun and expression out of the music.”
BBC Radio 3

“A joyous dancing quality that inspires repeated listening…”
CPR Classical, Colorado Public Radio

“The group shows off its musical prowess…the sound is present and authentic.”
Early Music America


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Sonata in G Minor for two Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo, FWV N:g1
Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688–1758)
1. Largo
2. Allegro
3. Largo
4. Allegro

Sonate II “La Triomphante”, Sonates en trio (1713)
Louis–Antoine Dornel (1691–1765)
5. Gai
6. Lentement
7. Allemande Vivement
8. Sarabande
9. ‘Gavotte en Dialogue
10. Gigue

Sonata I in F Major for two Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo ZWV 181/1
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)
11. Adagio mà non troppo
12. Allegro
13. Larghetto
14. Allegro Assai

Première Suite (1709)
Louis–Antoine Dornel
15. Overture

Huitième Concert, Les Goûts Réunis, (1724)
François Couperin (1668–1733)
16. Grande Ritournéle
17. Air Noblement
18. Air Animé

Troisième Suite, Livre de Symphonies, (1709)
Louis–Antoine Dornel
19. Allemande
20. Vivement

Treizième Concert, Les Goûts Réunis, (1724)
François Couperin
21. Air agréablement

Huitième Concert, Les Goûts Réunis, (1724)
François Couperin
22. Sarabande

Troisième Suite, Six Suites, (1717)
Pierre Danican Philidor (1681–1731)
23. Lentement
24. Fugue

Pièces en trio (1692)
Marin Marais (1656–1728)
25. Petitte Passacaille

Huitième Concert, Les Goûts Réunis (1724)
François Couperin
26. Air de Baccantes
27. La Steinquerque


Reviews:

“The fact that they play one of the Zelenka trio sonatas is a real tribute to their virtuosity as players because the most famous recordings of those pieces are by Heinz Holliger and Maurice Bourgue, and they play them on modern instruments…you do feel exhausted listening to Holliger and Bourgue – but listening to Kleine Kammermusik, you feel they’re just enjoying their virtuosity, and…it’s a lovely warm sound, it just feels a more human sound actually.
…it’s a beautiful natural feel, and I love the way they bring so much fun and expression out of the music here. They don’t see it as a period piece performance.”
SARAH DEVONALD, Record Review, BBC Radio 3, September 30 2017

“We’ve enjoyed this, it’s a very nice record actually.”
ANDREW MCGREGOR, Record Review, BBC Radio 3, September 30 2017

“Battlefield meets salon in Kleine Kammermusik’s CD, “Fanfare and Filigree: Chamber Music from Paris and Dresden,” an evocative collection of attractive pieces for oboes, recorders, bassoon, and continuo by six composers active in those cities between 1692 and the 1740s…The group shows off its musical prowess…the disc shows the members of the ensemble off in the best possible acoustical light — the sound is present and authentic.”
MIKE TELIN, EMAg, August 2017

“…the intimacy of this music is incredibly effective. The playing is graceful and engaging, with the double reed instruments taking on warm vocal characteristics. The French repertoire is especially fun, with a joyous dancing quality that inspires repeated listening.”
JEFF ZUMFELDE, Music Director, Colorado Public Radio, August 2017