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Ashley Solomon: The Spohr Collection

Ashley Solomon

Jacques Morel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jacques Hotteterre le Romain, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Georg Philipp Telemann, Pietro Locatelli

SKU: 43020

Year of release: 2020

Chaconne en trio 06:26
1. Chaconne en trio Jacques Morel 06:26
Organ Trio Sonata bwv525 in G major 13:54
2. Untitled Johann Sebastian Bach 02:49
3. Adagio Johann Sebastian Bach 07:14
4. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach 03:50
Sonata No. V in G major Op.1 10:10
5. Andante Jean-Marie Leclair 03:13
6. Allegro ma poco Jean-Marie Leclair 02:28
7. Gavotta-Gratioso Jean-Marie Leclair 02:07
8. Allegro assai Jean-Marie Leclair 02:21
Ornamented Airs and Brunettes 06:57
9. Prelude - Pourquoy, doux rossignol (original Bousset) Jacques Hotteterre le Romain 03:07
10. Prelude - L'auttre jour ma Cloris (original Ballard) Jacques Hotteterre le Romain 03:49
Sonata a tre No.2 in D minor 08:19
11. Adagio Jean-Baptiste Barriere 01:57
12. Allegro Jean-Baptiste Barriere 01:21
13. Aria-Largo Jean-Baptiste Barriere 02:49
14. Giga Jean-Baptiste Barriere 02:11
Fantasia No.8 in E minor twv 40:9 04:19
15. Largo-Spirituoso-Allegro Georg Philipp Telemann 04:19
Methodical Sonata No.3 in E minor twv 41:e2 10:55
16. Grave Georg Philipp Telemann 03:08
17. Vivace Georg Philipp Telemann 02:35
18. Cunando Georg Philipp Telemann 02:21
19. Vivace Georg Philipp Telemann 02:49
Sonata in C major Op.2 No.1 08:42
20. Andante Pietro Locatelli 03:54
21. Adagio Pietro Locatelli 02:28
22. Presto Pietro Locatelli 02:19
Total time: 69:46

About this album

In 2002 Florilegium became involved with Bolivian Baroque and since 2003 Ashley has been training vocalists and instrumentalists there. Initially solo singers, he formed Arakaen – dar Bolivia Choir in 2005. In 2008 Ashley was the first European to receive the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize, given to him in recognition of the enormous assistance he has given to the Bolivian indigenous people, their presence on the international stage and the promotion and preservation of this music.

For the last 28 years of collaboration with Channel Classics my main inspiration for recording has always been repertoire, either to convey our individual interpretation of known pieces I am passionate about or to present otherwise unknown repertoire for the very first time. This recording, however, came about through a chance encounter with a remarkable private collection of flutes, held in Frankfurt. This collection includes several hundred historical flutes, spanning the history of the instrument from one of the earliest surviving 3-piece French flutes made by Chattillion in c.1680. Many of these are baroque and other one-keyed flutes and most of them have not been used in recordings before. The collection includes some of the finest examples of playable baroque flutes anywhere in instruments at the time of their manufacture. I am grateful to the owner for his insight, commentary and images of each flute that follows under “The Instruments” below, allowing the listener to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the particular characteristics of each flute.

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(...) Kostbare, originele instrumenten op het label Channel Classics. (...) hoogst originele cd (...)

Klassieke Zaken

(...) Net als de werken van onder anderen Morel, Leclair, Telemann en uiteraard Hotteterre klinkt de Triosonate adembenemend mooi en intiem. De sensatie van het tot leven wekken van een oude fluit is voor fluitisten en fluitliefhebbers waarschijnlijk alleen te vergelijken met de impact van de vondst van de Nubische monumenten voor een archeoloog.

Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Digital To Analog ConverterHorus, Merging Technologies
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
EditingPyramix Workstation / Merging Technologies
CablesVan der Hul 3T
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Recording FormatDSD 256
Analog To Digital ConverterHorus / Merging Technolgies (DSD256)
Recording DateDecember 2019
Recording LocationRemonstrantse Kerk, Renswoude
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProductionJared Sacks