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Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
VI Sonate à Violino e Viola da Gamba col suo Basso Continuo

Rodolfo Richter (violin)
with
Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba)
Silas Standage (harpsichord & organ)
Eligio Quinteiro (theorbo)
Peter McCarthy (violone)


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Rodolfo Richter is best known as one of the members of the prestigious Palladian Ensemble, with which he has toured and recorded extensively and appeared in many international major music festivals and venues across the world. Rodolfo joined the ensemble in 2002 and was praised for his contribution to the group dynamic by IRR “[Rodolfo Richter is] undoubtedly a worthy successor.”   Rodolfo was a prize-winner at the prestigious International Early Music Competition for Ensembles in Bruges (2000) and at the Antonio Vivaldi International Violin Competition (2001).   His forthcoming projects in 2005/06 include recordings of works by Bach with the Palladian Ensemble.   This is his first solo recording

The story of Baroque music is filled with tragedies, might-have-beens and fable-like tales of lost masterpieces. Philip Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714) became an example of the latter variety, when in 1735 most of his compositions were destroyed in a fire at the court library in Rudolstadt - leaving only 70 of his 1000 or so original works.   Despite this tragedy, his surviving music attests to his greatness and wide-ranging talents. Erlebach composed around 120 instrumental works, of these only six suites, a single march, and the six sonatas recorded here survive.


Sonata Prima in D major       11.03
for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo
  1. Adagio - Allegro - Affetuoso       4.50
  2. Allemande       1.37
  3. Courante       1.11
  4. Sarabande       1.52
  5. Gigue       1.33

Sonata Quinta in B flat major       9.57
for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo
  6. \ - Allegro - Adagio       1.54
  7. Allemande       2.49
  8. Courante       1.16
  9. Sarabande       2.39
10. Gigue       1.19

Sonata Seconda in e minor       11.04
for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo
11. \ - Allegro - Adagio       4.19
12. Allemande       1.10
13. Courante       1.02
14. Sarabande       3.02
15. Gigue       1.31

Sonata Quarta in C major       11.17
for violin discordato (c'-g'-c''-e''), viola da gamba and basso continuo
16. Grave - Vivace - Adagio       3.17
17. Allemande       2.02
18. Courante       1.38
19. Sarabande       2.07
20. Gigue       1.26

Sonata Sesta in F major       12.08
for piccolo violin (b flat-f'-c''-g''), viola da gamba and harpsichord
21. Affetuoso - Allegro - Grave       1.54
22. Allemande       2.02
23. Courante       0.59
24. Sarabande       3.12
25. Gigue       1.31

Sonata Terza in A major       14.31
for violin discordato (a-e'-a'-e''), viola da gamba and basso continuo
26. Adagio - Allegro - Lento       2.22
27. Allemande       2.22
28. Courante       1.34
29. Sarabande       1.17
30. Ciaconne - Final (Adagio)       6.56

      Total time 70.59



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