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Trios for 4

Palladian Ensemble

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echho logo ‘…I am impressed with the playing … some moments are positively inspired.’ - American Record Guide

‘The present performances exude a sense of enjoyment … Pamela Thorby and Rachel Podger exhibit virtuoso tonguing and bowing.’ - Gramophone


• When Trios For 4 was first released the Palladian Ensemble was riding high following a sell-out ‘Rising Stars’ concert series in Europe with performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Wien, Frankfurt Alte Oper, and London's South Bank Centre.

• Together Rachel Podger, Pamela Thorby, Susanne Heinrich and William Carter formed a quartet of the highest calibre; confirmed by the solo successes each went on to enjoy in their respective careers.

• In a cleverly chosen programme the Palladian Ensemble perform works by Handel, Telemann, Leclair and Quantz which perfectly demonstrate the diversity of styles typical of the eighteenth century.

• The works have been uniquely adapted to suit the Palladian Ensemble’s scoring of recorder, violin, viola da gamba and guitar / archlute.

• This joyful recording is full of Palladian Ensemble characteristics - namely their ability to present baroque chamber music infused with style, uninhibited virtuosity and intelligent musicianship

• Originally released in 1997, Trios For 4 has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.

• In a career spanning more than fifteen years, the Palladian Ensemble was renowned on the international stage with a reputation synonymous with excellence in baroque performance.

• Constant critical acclaim, a reputation for stylish playing full of verve and vitality alongside a warm, spontaneous on-stage manner led this virtuoso ensemble to give numerous concert performances.

• The Palladian Ensemble won the prestigious Diapason d'Or Award on five occasions, (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2000) and has twice had albums named Gramophone ‘Critics’ Choice’.

• Gramophone also described the Palladian Ensemble as ‘one of the best chamber ensembles currently in business.’

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George Frideric Handel 1683-1757
SONATA IN F MAJOR OPUS 2 NO 4
  1. Larghetto     2.39
  2. Allegro     2.49
  3. Adagio     2.21
  4. Allegro     2.08
  5. Allegro     2.08

George Philipp Telemann 1681-1767
SONATA IN G IN MINOR
(DARMSTADDT, MUS.MS 1042/63)

  6. Grave, ma non dolce     1.55
  7. Vivace     1.28
  8. Largo     1.53
  9. Allegro     1.30

Jean-Marie LeClair 1697-1767
OUVERTURA IN G MAJOR OPUS 13 NO 1
10. Staccatto, allegro     4.23
11. Dolce andante     2.20
12. Minuetto altro dolce     4.16
George Frideric Handel 1685-1757
SONATA IN B MINOR OPUS 2 NO 1
13. Andante     3.12
14. Allegro, ma non troppo     2.38
15. Largo     2.09
16. Allegro     1.53

Johann Joachim Quantz 1697-1773
SONATA IN C MAJOR
17. Allegro     4.59
18. Adagio     4.03
19. Allegro     3.05

George Philipp Telemann 1681-1767
SONATA IN A MINOR
(ESSERCIZII MUSICI)

20. Largo     2.01
21. Vivace     2.14
22. Affettuoso     2.19
23. Allegro     2.38

      Total Time   62.34


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