Soloisti: J. Dahler, J. Garcia
Conductor: P. Angerer
Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
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In the "Biblioteca Esrense" of Modena there is a collection of seven concertos the first four of which being recorded here. Originally they had been ascribed to Corelli, but in fact they have been composed by Galuppi "sul gusto di Corelli" (after the taste of Cor-elli) - according to a manuscript note. There is no indication about the date of composition. In the first "Concerto a quattro" in g-minor the intention of imitating and recreating Corelli still is evident; but Galuppi gradually frees himself from the baroque tradition so that the fourth concerto is mostly showing his own personal style.
The manuscripts of the two symphonies are in the "Museo Correr" in Venice; one of them is dated by 1778. In these works, the center movements are delightful above all. In the first and last movement of each symphony two corns are added to the strings. As to the style, the symphonies are altogether "preclassic" and remind of the early Haydn. The manuscripts of the cembalo concerto in F-major recorded here is in the "Sachsische Landesbibliothek" in Dresden. In this work Galuppi proves himself to be a great cembalo virtuoso making use of all the various possibilities of his instrument in this period of transition when the piano which had come up then was already influencing many a composer.
Jorg Ewald Dahler studied at the Berne Conservatoire and at the Musikhochschule of Freiburg i.Br. He was awarded the first prize at the International Music Competition in Munich and the Jurg-Stucki Prize in Berne. From 1962 to 1967 he was teaching at the Basle Schola Cantorum. Since 1962 he is teaching the master class for harpsichord, thorough bass and chamber music at the Berne Conservatoire; since 1974 he also is conductor of the Berncr Kammerchor and regularly performs exacting spiritual works. At home and abroad Jorg Ewald Dahler is well known as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician as well as through numerous recordings.
Paul Angerer was burn in 1927 in Vienna and studied at the "Staatsakademie" and at the Conservatoire. As
a viola player he played among others in the Tonhalle orchestra Zurich and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as from 1953 to 1957 as the first viola player in the symphony orchestra of Vienna under Herbert von Karajan. As a conductor he was engaged at the "Wiener Burgtheater", and later at the opera of Bonn and Ulm and finally as chief of the Salzburg opera. As a stage manager he produced, translated and arranged operas and operettas. From 1956 to 1963 he was chief of the chamber orchestra of the "Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft" and from 1971 to 1981 conductor of the "Sudwestdeutsches kammerorch ester Pforzheim". Today he lives in Vienna as an independent composer, has numerous engagements as a guest conductor and is teaching at the Academy for Music in Vienna.