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Wilhelmine von Bayreuth

Wilhelmine von Bayreuth

Catalog Number: CTH2565
Label: Thorofon
Format: CD

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Wilhelmine von Bayreuth (1709-1758)

Wilhelmine her Hohenzollern kinsman, Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. When Wilhelmine's spouse came into his inheritance in 1735, the pair set about making Bayreuth a miniature Versailles. They embarked on a mission to elevate the arts in the run down provincial court. Their building projects included the rebuilding of their summer residence (the Ermitage); the rebuilding of the great Bayreuth opera house; the building of a second, new opera house; the building of a theater; and the reconstruction of the Bayreuth palace. The pair also founded the University of Erlangen. All of these ambitious undertakings pushed the court to the verge of bankruptcy. In addition to her other accomplishments, Wilhelmine was also a gifted composer and supporter of music. She was a lutenist, a student of Sylvius Leopold Weiss, and the employer of Bernhard Joachim Hagen. She wrote an opera, Argenore, performed in 1740 for her husband's birthday. This recording highlights the music at the court and those composers within the sphere of the region.

Track ListingTimeMP3
Wilhelmine von Bayreuth (1709-1758) Sonata for Flute and Bass continuo in A minor
1Affettuoso2:09
2Presto2:05
3Allegro1:07
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) Trio Sonata in E-minor QV2:3 for 2 Flutes and Bass continuo
4Andante Moderato2:52
5Allegro3:57
6Larghetto2:06
7Presto2:33
Jakob Friedrish Kleinknecht (1722-1794) Trio Sonata in D major for 2 Flutes and Bass contuo
8Arios,ma non troppo. Adagio3:38
9Molto Allegro4:03
10Presto3:41
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783) Trio Sonata in E minor for 2 Flute and Bass contuo
11Largo2:04
12Presto2:12
13Siciliano1:52
14Allegro1:55
Johann Pfeiffer (1697-1761) Trio Sonata in G major for 2 Flutes and Bass continuo
15Larghetto2:31
16Allegretto3:25
17Tempo de Minuet3:56
Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) Trio Sonata in E flat major for 2 Flutes and Bass continuo
18Adagio2:48
19Allegro non molto3:46
20Allegro4:10
Christian Friedrich Dobbert (circa 1700-1770) Sonata in E minor Op. 1/4 for Flute and Bass continuo
21Adagio2:49
22Allegro2:56
23Vivace altern - Vivace ll2:48
Anna Bon di Venezia (circa 1738-1767) Divertimento in A major Op. 3/6 for 2 Flutes and Bass continuo
24Allegretto2:39
25Adagio ma non tanto2:15
26Allegro1:46