The Court of Bayreuth

The Court of Bayreuth
Composer Adam Falckenhagen, Joachim Bernhard Hagen
Artist Miguel Yisrael lute
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 94026
EAN code 5028421940267
Release February 2010

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About this release

Frederick the Great’s court in Potsdam was a recreation in Germany of Versailles – Frederick loved all things French. He also imported the baroque lute, an instrument that had been created in France. Frederick was a gifted flautist, and employed Johann Joseph Quantz as his court composer and teacher. Meanwhile, Princess Wilhemine, Frederick’s sister, was a gifted lutenist and pupil of the great Silvius Weiss. She and she and her husband the Margrave of Bayreuth, established a small scale Versaille of their own in the small north Baverian town. They built a delightful opera house in the town that still exists. Wilhelmina employed both Adam Falckhagen(1697-1754) and Joachim Bernhard Hagen (1720-87), the latter being the pupil of the former.

Other information
- Recorded in 2009.
- Fascinating and little known repertoire from one of Germany’s 18th century cultural powerhouses.
- Scholarly booklet notes included.
- The second Brilliant Classics recording by Miguel Yisrael.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Sonata in F Minor: I. Largo
  2. Sonata in F Minor: II. Allegro
  3. Sonata in F Minor: III. Gustoso
  4. Sonata in G Minor: I. Largo
  5. Sonata in G Minor: II. Allegro un poco
  6. Sonata in G Minor: III. A tempo giusto
  7. Variations in F on a theme from Mozart’s Don Giovanni: Allegro
  8. Sonata in E-Flat: I. Largo
  9. Sonata in E-Flat: II. Allegro un poco
  10. Sonata in E-Flat: III. vivace
  11. Sonata in B-Flat: I. Andante
  12. Sonata in B-Flat: II. Allegro ma non troppo
  13. Sonata in B-Flat: III. Allegretto