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In Sara Levy’s Salon

CD cover 'In Sara Levy's Salon' by Acis

The Raritan Players:

Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord and fortepiano; Dongmyung Ahn, viola; Christine Gummere, cello
Rebecca Harris, violin; Benjamin Shute, violin; Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano; Steven Zohn, traverso


“As ravishing as it is fascinating…A fascinating concept, brilliantly realised.”
Classical Music

“The ensemble treats every piece on this recording with such intimate care that it is easy to imagine the fascination, even joy, Levy might have felt playing this music herself.”
Early Music America


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Quartet in E minor, QV 4:9 
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773)
(SZ, BS, DA, CG, RC)
1. Vivace
2. Grave
3. Allegro

Sonata in G major,  Wq. 56/II 
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
(YY)
4. Allegretto
5. Larghetto
6. Allegro

Trio in C minor, BWV 526, arr. for two keyboards
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
(RC, YY)
7. [Without tempo indication]
8. Largo
9. Allegro

10. Andante in E minor, Fk. 40/ii
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)
(RC)

Trio in E-flat major, BWV 1031, arr. for flute, violin, and continuo
Johann Sebastian Bach 
(SZ, RH, RC)
11. Allegro moderato
12. Siciliano
13. Allegro

14. Variations on ‘God Save the King’
Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749–1818)
(RC)

Quartet in D major for flute, viola, and fortepiano, Wq. 94
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
(SZ, DA, RC)
15. Allegretto
16. Sehr langsam und ausgehalten
17. Allegro di molto


Reviews:

BBC Radio 3 The Early Music Show
LUCIE SKEAPING, BBC Radio 3 – The Early Music Show

“As ravishing as it is fascinating…A fascinating concept, brilliantly realised.”
COLIN CLARKE, Classical Music, December 2017     5 *

“Stellar Glimpse Into Berlin Salon”
“The ensemble treats every piece on this recording with such intimate care that it is easy to imagine the fascination, even joy, Levy might have felt playing this music herself.”
KAREN COOK, Early Music America

“New Release of the Week”
AMANDA SEWELL, Classical IPR, September 2017

“Rutgers prof explores music, ethos of Jewish salonniere”
MICHELE ALPERIN, New Jersey Jewish News, October 2017

“In Search of Sara Levy”
Guest post for the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute