moderntimes_1800 kammerorchester auf originalinstrumenten · innsbruck


George Onslow,  	VIOLIN SONATAS OP. 16, moderntimes_1800   


sound examples:

Johann Gottlieb Graun, Concerto c minor
01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Allegro

Johann Gottlieb Graun, Concerto G major
01. Allegro
02. Adagio
03. Allegro molto e con spirito

probably Markus Heinrich Grauel, Concerto A major
01. Allegretto
02. Adagio
03. Allegro

Johann Gottlieb Graun, Concerto F major
01. Allegro
02. Mesto
03. Allegro

Johann Gottlieb Graun, Concerto E flat major
01. Allegretto
02. Adagio, un poco Andante
03. Allegro


Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702 -1771)

Ilia Korol: violin, viola solo
Piroska Batori
: violin solo

Concerto c minor Graun WV C:XIII:68
Concerto G major Graun WV C:XIII:84
Concerto A major (probably Markus Heinrich Grauel)
Concerto F major Graun WV Av:XIII:31
Concerto E flat major Graun WV Cv:XIII:116

world première recordings

Challenge Classics, 2009
CC 72317 , 2 CD


press review:

. Toccata
. FonoForum


Johann Gottlieb Graun was born in 1701 or 1702 in Wahrenbrück. He studied for several months between 1721 and 1723 with Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) in Padua. Tartini had a lasting impression on the young Graun; this can also be heard in his compositions. In 1740 Graun was nominated as concertmaster and conductor at the court-orchestra of Frederick II of Prussia. Graun’s duties included having to scout for new talent for the orchestra, and the direction of the court concerts in Berlin. After the Seven Years’ War, Graun retired from active duty for reasons of health. He died, highly esteemed, on 7 October 1771 in Berlin. Instrumental works utterly dominate the extensive oeuvre of Johann Gottlieb Graun as a composer. It is hardly surprising that among them – besides overtures, symphonies, quartets, trios and wind concertos – he wrote a great number of concertos and solo Sonatas for the violin. He composed at least 83 solo concertos, double concertos and several ensemble concertos with solo violin. (A sinfonia for 8 winds & b.c., also performed by moderntimes_1800, is to be found on CC72193) The concerto by Markus Heinrich Grauel on this CD may be taken as an example of Graun’s influence.




George Onslow,  	VIOLIN SONATAS OP. 16, moderntimes_1800     

sound examples:

Georg Onslow, Violin sonata in A op. 16
01. Allegro vivace
02. Adagio
03. Finale Agitato e molto espressivo

Georg Onslow, Violin sonata in c op. 16
01. Allegro aspressivo
02. Menuetto allegro
03. Adagio cantabile
04. Finale Allegretto

Georg Onslow, Violin sonata in F op. 16
01. Allegro
02. Andante
03. Finale. Allegretto


George Onslow (1784 -1853)

Ilia Korol, violin (anon., North Italy, c. 1730)
Norbert Zeilberger, fortepiano (A.Czernin, 2006 / South German, c. 1850)

Sonata 1 in F, op. 16

Sonata 2 in c, op. 16

Sonata 3 in A, op. 16

Challenge Classics, 2008
CC 72193, 1 CD


press review:

. "Sonaten eines Aussenseiters", Kritik von Dr. Stefan Drees,, 22.12.2008

. Diapason D'OR


George Onslow(1784 -1853) was a French pianist-composer with a British father. He studied pianoforte in London with Dussek and Cramer and composition in Paris with Reicha. In the course of his life, Onslow primarily wrote chamber music, string quintets and quartets and piano quintets, duos and trios, furthermore a few symphonies. This brought him fame in Europe, above all in Germany, Austria and England. He also wrote three operas, but these were not really successful. The Duos op.16 were written in 1819 and published a year later in Vienna. The string instrument printed on the score is designated as "violin, viola or violon-cello". Ilia Korol opted for the violin because of the tessitura; this would have been less beautiful on a lower-pitched instrument, whereas the violin provides a brilliant contrast to the partially dense structure of the piano part, which is "just made to be played". Onslow left us a quite specific interpretation of Romantic chamber music, a personal style of great individuality and extraordinary quality.





Diapason D'OR

sound examples:

J. A. Hasse. Sinfonia in D major*
01. Con affetto. Lento maestoso
02. Lento con sordino. Poco piano
03. Allegro assa

J.G. Graun. Sinfonia in E flat major*
01. Allegro
02. Mesto e andante con sordino
03. Allegro

C.P.E. Bach. Sinfonia B flat major*
01. Allegro moderato
02. Poco Adagio con sordino
03. Presto

W.F. Bach. Sinfonia D major
01. Allegro e maestoso
02. Andante
03. Vivace

C.P.E. Bach. Sinfonia E flat major*
01. Allegro di molto
02. Larghetto con sordino
03. Allegretto

Haydn. Symphony no. 39 in g minor
01. Allegro assai
02. Andante
03. Menuet - Trio
04. Finale. Allegro di molto

W. A. Mozart. Symphony no. 29 in A major. K 201
01. Allegro moderato
02. Andante
03. Menuetto - Tro - Menuetto
04. Allegro con spirit

* world premiere recording

Sinfonias from the Englightenment

1 CD
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699–1783)
Sinfonia D major* for Alcide al bivio,
festa teatrale (Vienna, 1760)for 2 flutes, 2 oboes,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings and basso continuo

Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702-1771)
Sinfonia E flat major* for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, strings and basso continuo

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sinfonia B flat major* Wq deest for 2 flutes, bassoon,
strings and basso continuo

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
Sinfonia D major from cantata Dies ist der Tag,
Falck 64 (1746-64) for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and basso continuo

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sinfonia E flat major* Wq deest for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, strings and basso continuo


CD 2
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony no. 39 in g minor Hob. 1:39 (before 1770)
for 2 oboes, bassoon, 4 horns and strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony no. 29 in A major K 201 (Salzburg, 1774)
for 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings

* world premiere recording

Challenge Classics, April 2008
CC 72193, 2 CD


press review:

. Diapason D'OR. Jean-Luc Macia 7-8.08
. Review 7-08 by Uncle Dave Lewis
. Review Gramophone 12-08 by Richard Wigmore
. "Was ist Aufklärung?", 6.08
. "Blick zurück nach vorn", Crescendo 6.08
. Carsten Niemann, Rondo 6.08
. Peter Päffgen, Gitarre & Laute-ONLINE XXX / 2008 N. 1


The Age of Enlightenment was the epoch that Frederick II ruled over Prussia. This monarch was also musician and composer and gathered Germany’s musical elite at his court. In the second half of the 18th century out of the gallant and reason-driven ideas of the philosophical and literary Enlightenment emerged a movement of sensibility, known as ‘Sturm und Drang’ and this transition is most clearly marked by composers as C.Ph.E. Bach, the Graun and Benda bro’s and J.A.Hasse, all composers closely related to the Prussian court of Frederick, while in Vienna still was blowing a more traditional wind. Also the musically independent Joseph Haydn couldn’t avoid in some of his symphonies the influence of this new trend. Enlightened contemporaries considered all these musicians who dedicated their creativity to the new sound as the avant-garde. This CD actually includes the first recording ever of the symphonies by Hasse, Graun and Carl Philipp.




Brahms, Violinsonaten.      

sound examples:

Sonate Nr. 1 G-Dur op. 78:
Adagio - Piu andante - Adagio

Sonate Nr. 2 A-Dur op. 100:
Allegro amabile

Sonate Nr. 3 d-Moll op.108:
Un poco presto e con sentimento



Johannes Brahms

Sonate Nr. 1 G-Dur op. 78
Sonate Nr. 2 A-Dur op.100
Sonate Nr. 3 d-Moll op.108

Ilia Korol, violin (Cai von Stietencron, 1999)
Natalia Grigorieva, fortepiano (Streicher, 1870)

Challenge Classics, October 2007
CC 72194


press review:

. Tim Perry, MusicWeb International
. "Die 5-Sterne-Aufnahme. Großer Atem mit erdigem Klang", Karsten Dürer
. "Sphärenwechsel", Norbert Hornig. Fono Forum 04. 2008
. Klassik heute. Sixtus König. 01.02.2008
. "Röntgen Brahms", Door Roland de Beer, De Volkskrant


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Brahms, Violinsonaten.      

sound examples:

J. Haydn - Divertimento VI n. 117
Adagio,  Allegro,  Menuet

W. A. Mozart - Oboenquartett F-Dur
Adagio,  Rondeau: Allegro

HAYDN  Divertimenti :  I n 53, II n 87, III n 96, IV n 101, VI n 117  
MOZART Oboenquartett F-Dur KV 370

Ilia Korol, Geige
Julia Moretti, Oboe
Sascha Znamenskiy, Bratsche
Klaus-Dieter Brandt, Violoncello
auf Originalinstrumenten

PR90668,  LC00992
Vertrieb (D) - NAXOS
Design - Natalia Grigorieva

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