New Web Site of my Orchestra:
Many thanks to the team of PRO PODIUM!
La Stagione Frabkfurt with the soloists Michael Schneider, Karl Kaiser and Sabine Bauer
Detmar Huchting [22.05.2015] www.klassik-heute.com
Telemann: The Grand Concertos for Mixed Instruments
Michael Schneider & La Stagione Frankfurt
Telemann at His Best Vol. 2
As on Vol. 1, so too on Vol. 2 of Telemann’s concertos for mixed solo ensembles: it is to be assumed that the composer wrote them either as festive opening pieces for vocal works or as showpieces for particular instrumental virtuosos or ensembles. Once again the concertos exhibit high compositional quality and Telemann’s frequently cited »mixed style« in their wealth of motivic shapes and widely spanned harmonic developments. Here the interpreters are once again our expert Telemann project advocates: Michael Schneider with the soloists and musicians of La Stagione! »Performed with great variety and magic. A new Telemann series promising magnificent musical highlights and truly giving us pleasure« (klassik. com 12 / 2014 of Vol. 1).
New Carl Friedrich Abel - CD with Michael Schneider and La Stagione Frankfurt!
The Symphonies op. 7 are going to be produced in march 2015 and will probably be available this year at www.jpc.de
von G.P.Telemann und C.P.E.Bach
Kateryna Kasper, Jasmin Maria Hörner, Christian Zenker,
La Stagione Frankfurt,
Leitung Michael Schneider
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Telemann at his Best: The Group Concertos
Following its dazzling, standard-setting complete recording of Telemann’s wind concertos on eight CDs, La Stagione is now releasing a new CD marking the beginning of a new series (on four CDs) dedicated to the same composer’s concertos for mixed ensembles and thus taking us to the very heart of his oeuvre. Concertizing by instrumental formations against the backdrop of an accompanying string orchestra evidently most greatly stirred Telemann’s compositional imagination and – like Bach in his Brandenburg Concertos – inspired him to produce all sorts of different playing types. Here the term »mixed style« often associated with Telemann unfolds in all its colorful glory. French elegance, Italian brilliance, German erudition, and Polish-Hanakian wildness – all of this is found in these late baroque performance gems often enough already opening the door to the Age of Sensibility and the Sturm und Drang. There could be no better and more knowledgeable advocates for this project than Michael Schneider with the soloists and musicians of La Stagione!
Chamber Music by C.P.E.Bach
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For information in german please click here
Last performance in 2014:
Sa 31.05.2014 19:30h
at Staatstheater Braunschweig, Großes Haus
Dramma per musica in drei Akten von Antonio Vivaldi
(further representations in 2015)
Mission accomplished: Telemann wind concertos! 12 CDs recorded between 2005 and 2014.
29th INTERNATIONAL HANDEL ACADEMY
Period of time: 18th – 23rd February 2014
Sonatas and Suites for recorder and Bc from G. F. Händel, James Paisible, Daniel Purcell, Godfrey Finger, Charles Dieupart, Andrew Parcham
Soon to be released:
Virtuoso Recorder Concertos Vol 3: Baroque Concertos from England
Michael Schneider, Cappella Academica (Petra Müllejans)
soon to be released - 27.5.2013
Michael Schneider - The Virtuoso Recorder Vol.2 (Concertos of the Italian Baroque)
Sammartini: Concerto F major for recorder, strings, Bc
+Fiorenza: Concerto a minor for recorder, 2 violins, Bc
+Mancini: Concerto g minor for recorder, 2 violins, viola, Bc
+Montanari / Händel: concerto B flat major for recorder, 2 violins, Bc
+Hasse: Sonata B flat major for recorder & Bc
+Tartini: Concerto F major for recorder, 2 violins, Bc
+Vinci: Concerto a minor for recorder, violin, Bc
+Piani: Sonata e minor for recorder & Bc
"Following our collection of German baroque virtuosic recorder concertos two years ago, a release to be described as nothing other than sensational. Michael Schneider now turns to baroque Italy. Here too there were centers such as Venice (especially at the Ospedale della Pietà with Vivaldi) and Naples where the recorder was played on a high level. On his latest production Schneider shows just what wonderful recorder discoveries can be made in Italy in addition to Vivaldi’s works, which he has also presented on cpo. Various collections from Italian libraries and private inventories facilitate the treasure hunt, with works by Nicola Fiorenza, Francesco Mancini, and Antonio Piani coming to light. The Concerto in F major by Giuseppe Sammartini for soprano recorder is a classic of the literature, a genuinely magnificent concerto for this flute type often dismissed as a school instrument. The great violin virtuoso Giuseppe Tartini offers a true find with his Concertino, recorded here for the first time." - JPC
Michael Schneider is just now preparing a new cd series:
G.P.Telemann's concertos for several instruments
M.S. will conduct La Stagione Frankfurt with the soloists
Ingeborg Scheerer and Annette Wehnert (violins),
Swantje Hoffmann (viola d'amore),
Rainer Zipperling (viola da gamba),
Juris Teichmanis (cello),
Karl Kaiser and Michael Schneider (flutes),
Luise Baumgartl and Martin Stadler (oboes).
The recording will take place at the DLF in Cologne, once again for the label cpo.
Competition for Chamber Music Ensembles
Magdeburg, 10.-17. März 2013
Prof. Jesper Bøje Christensen, Vorsitz (Dänemark / Schweiz)
Prof. Michael Schneider (Deutschland)
Prof. Carin van Heerden (Südafrika / Österreich)
Prof. Anton Steck (Deutschland)
Prof. Vittorio Ghielmi (Italien)
Prof. Siegfried Pank (Deutschland)
Telemann-Gesellschaft e.V. (Internationale Vereinigung)
Final date for applications WS 2013/14
for more information see the website of the HfMDK Frankfurt
Lukas Dziambor made this website - you may find his own homepage here
Gaspard Fritz (1716 - 1783)
Symphonies op.1 Nr.5 & 6;op.6 Nr.3,5,6
La Stagione Frankfurt, Michael Schneider
A Master from Geneva
What do we know about the Swiss music world of the eighteenth century? Well, in most cases, next to nothing; but, as often, Charles Burney, the European traveler in things musical, holds new discoveries in store. When he visited Geneva, he met Gaspard Fritz: » M. Fritz, a good composer, and excellent performer on the violin, is still living; he has resided here near thirty years, and is well known to all the English lovers of music who have visited Geneva during that time.« Apart from his study years in Turin with Giovanni Battista Somis, who was also Leclair’s teacher, Fritz hardly left his native Geneva. It was also in Geneva that Fritz served from 1738 to 1745 as the music director of a group of young English nobles who had come together there for the purposes of study. Fritz was also a gifted violinist who continued to perform as a soloist into his older years. His music is Sturm und Drang, Storm and Stress, at his finest, full of power, and on the same high level as the Mannheim School. A genuine discovery!
Conclusion of a Grand Concerto Edition
The six concerto gems on the eighth and last CD of our complete recording of Telemann’s wind concertos once again display a great many different ensemble groupings (and often unusual ones), concerto procedures, and forms as well as some broadly dimensioned works. Prof. Wolfgang Hirschmann, the author of our booklet text, writes: »Held together by the gravitational center of a firmly delineated, clearly recognizable style, Telemann’s concertos develop a cosmos of the most finely sensitive music, and delving into it most richly rewards listeners even today and at the same time enables them to experience why it was that Telemann was regarded by his contemporaries simply as ‘Megalander‘ (Johann Mattheson), as a ‘grand man,‘ as a towering musical personality.« We also have Prof. Hirschmann to thank for the inclusion of a list ordering all the concertos presented on the eight CDs according to the instruments employed and indicating their keys, TWV numbers, and CD and track numbers.
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