Magazine article Gramophone

'Ostsee'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Ostsee'

Article excerpt

'Ostsee'

Bertouch Du Tochter Zion, freu dich sehr. Mein Herz ist bereit. Sonatas--No 10; No 13 Theile Ach, dass ich horen solte dass Gott. Die Seele Christi heilige mich Vierdanck Suite Ingeborg Dalheim sop Marianne Beate Kielland contr Njal Sparbo bass Trondheim Barokk Simax [F] PSC1330 (69' * DDD)

'Bertouch's distinction did not lie in producing music of intrinsic value or interest.' It takes chutzpah to dismiss the composer central to your project so thoroughly in your own booklet-notes but that's what the Norwegian ensemble Trondheim Barokk have done, with disarming Baltic frankness. And though the music of Georg von Bertouch (1668-1743) is easily outclassed by his military career and his role as a man of letters, to damn it so vehemently is to do it a disservice.

Recorded here for the first time, Bertouch's Sonatas No 13 in C minor and No 10 in A minor, each scored for two violins and continuo, are graceful affairs in a style that owes a debt to Corelli. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.