Artem Belogurov & Menno van Delft

Miscellanea

Just imagine, being asked whether you would be interested in a pile of copies of scores left over from the extensive collection of the legendary Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014), one of the British pioneers of the Early Music movement.

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Just imagine, being asked whether you would be interested in a pile of copies of scores left over from the extensive collection of the legendary Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014), one of the British pioneers of the Early Music movement. This happened to harpsichordist Menno van Delft who, together with Artem Belogurov, one of his former Master students, worked through no less than twelve large boxes of historical material: a true voyage of discovery!

Working closely together, Belogurov and Van Delft brought order to the extensive collection. They also made a preliminary selection of works they wanted to perform, in which all possible combinations were imaginable, from solo to six-handed! But also a four-handed fugue for organ or a combination of harpsichord and fortepiano were among the possibilities.

The adventurous TRPTK label immediately expressed its interest in a recording project. Amerongen Castle was chosen as the location, a place that breathes music with its collection of historical instruments. Van Delft: “The music hall has fantastic acoustics and the residents were extremely hospitable. We were allowed to record there every evening for a fortnight, after the tours during the day. We really lived there.” Belogurov: “I was completely in love with the rare Kirkman harpsichord they have there, a beautiful instrument.”

Inspired recordings were made in this inviting atmosphere, with WA Mozart’s ‘Sonata pour deux clavecins ou piano-forte in D Major, KV 448’ given a performance on fortepiano and harpsichord for the first time. A discovery for Van Delft is the oeuvre of Siegfried Schmiedt (c1756-1799), who is represented with his ‘Fantasia in A Minor’ and ‘Sonata No. 4. He also finds the ‘Vivace’ from the ‘Concerto in E Major’ by Hirich Conrad Kreising (c1700-1771) masterly. Belogurov mentions the ‘Sonata No. 2, Op.2’ by Georg Simon Löhlein (1725-1781) and the ‘Sonata per Gravicembalo Solo in C Major, Op. 15’ by Gottfried Weber (1779-1839). A curiosity is the ‘Sonata No.1’ by Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke (1767-1822), who extensively quotes from the aforementioned sonata by WA Mozart. Rarely has a more penetrating look been offered into the keyboard music of the 18th century, with various well-known, lesser-known and forgotten musical masters.

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  1. Sonate für zwei Klaviere in D Major, KV448 (375a): I. Allegro con spirito Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:29
  2. Sonate für zwei Klaviere in D Major, KV448 (375a): II. Andante Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 10:16
  3. Sonate für zwei Klaviere in D Major, KV448 (375a): III. Molto allegro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:03
  4. Sonata No. 2 in E Minor: I. Andante Thomas Arne 4:22
  5. Sonata No. 2 in E Minor: II. Adagio Thomas Arne 1:42
  6. Sonata No. 2 in E Minor: III. Allegrissimo Thomas Arne 1:38
  7. Fantasia in A Minor Siegfried Schmiedt 4:20
  8. Sonata No. 4 in F Major: I. Andantino Siegfried Schmiedt 2:03
  9. Sonata No. 4 in F Major: II. Presto Siegfried Schmiedt 1:56
  10. Sonata IV a quatro mani in C Minor & C Major: I. Adagio, mesto e sostenuto Johann Wilhelm Hässler 1:50
  11. Sonata IV a quatro mani in C Minor & C Major: II. Allegro di molto Johann Wilhelm Hässler 3:55
  12. Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 2: I. Moderato Georg Simon Löhlein 4:36
  13. Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 2: II. Andantino con grazia Georg Simon Löhlein 2:27
  14. Sonata in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 2: III. Poco presto Georg Simon Löhlein 2:36
  15. Fugue No. 2 from Zwei Fugen mit vier Händen für die Orgel oder das Klavier in D Minor Johann Christoph Kellner 5:45
  16. Voluntary XX in G Major George Berg 5:06
  17. Fantasie für den Flügel in C Major Johann Friedrich Reichardt 3:38
  18. Das Glockengeläut zu Rom in dem Vatikan in C Minor Georg Christoph Wagenseil 3:37
  19. Sonate à 4 mains pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in C Major, Op. 2: I. Allegro moderato Johann Ludwig Stanzen 7:04
  20. Sonate à 4 mains pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in C Major, Op. 2: II. Adagio Johann Ludwig Stanzen 4:25
  21. Sonate à 4 mains pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in C Major, Op. 2: III. Rondo: Vivace Johann Ludwig Stanzen 4:57
  22. Sonata No. 4 in B Minor: I. Moderato e cantabile Johann Friedrich Reichardt 3:46
  23. Sonata No. 4 in B Minor: II. Adagio Johann Friedrich Reichardt 2:51
  24. Sonata No. 4 in B Minor: III. Allegretto e con molti espressione Johann Friedrich Reichardt 2:07
  25. Sonate à quatre Mains pour Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in F Major, Op. 4: II. Adagio Hugo Franz Reichsfreiherr von Kerpen 4:42
  26. Sonata in B-flat Major: I. Allegro Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke 6:26
  27. Sonata in B-flat Major: II. Adagio Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke 3:30
  28. Sonata in B-flat Major: III. Allegretto Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwenke 6:00
  29. Sonata per Gravicembalo Solo in C Major & C Minor, Op. 15: I. Allegro di molto Goffredo Weber 9:44
  30. Sonata per Gravicembalo Solo in C Major & C Minor, Op. 15: II. Adagio Goffredo Weber 0:37
  31. Sonata per Gravicembalo Solo in C Major & C Minor, Op. 15: III. Presto vivace Goffredo Weber 4:46
  32. Sonate pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte à six Mains in F Major, Op. 10: I. Carel Anton Fodor 6:01
  33. Sonate pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte à six Mains in F Major, Op. 10: II. Rondo Carel Anton Fodor 2:57
  34. Huit Variations sur l'Air Russe pour le Pianoforte in A Minor, Op. 15 Johann Gottfried Pratsch 4:19
  35. Duo pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in B-flat Major, Op. 29: I. Adagio Leopold Kozeluch 2:15
  36. Duo pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in B-flat Major, Op. 29: II. Allegro Leopold Kozeluch 8:14
  37. Duo pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in B-flat Major, Op. 29: III. Rondeau: Allegro Leopold Kozeluch 3:24
  38. Grande Sonata à 3 mains in C Major, Op. 12 No. 6 Johann Wilhelm Hässler 4:43
  39. Air varié à quatre mains pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forte in G Minor, Op. 1 Johann Gottfried Wilhelm Palschau 3:50
  40. Concerto in E Major: I. Allegro Hinrich Conrad Kreisling 4:36
  41. Concerto in E Major: II. Largo Hinrich Conrad Kreisling 1:46
  42. Concerto in E Major: III. Vivace Hinrich Conrad Kreisling 4:43
  43. Sonatine für vier Hände auf einem Claviere in G Minor & G Major: I. Larghetto Christian Gottlieb Saupe 1:23
  44. Sonatine für vier Hände auf einem Claviere in G Minor & G Major: II. Rondo: Allegro Christian Gottlieb Saupe 2:00

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Weight 0,146 g
Dimensions 18,7 × 13,8 × 1,0 cm
Label

TRPTK

Genre(s)

Classical – Baroque (1600-1750)
Classical – Classical (1750-1830)

Artist(s)

Artem Belogurov
Menno van Delft

Composer(s)

Arne, Thomas
Berg, George
Hässler, Johann Wilhelm
Kellner, Johann Christoph
Kerpen, Hugo Franz Reichsfreiherr von
Kozeluch, Leopold
Kreisling, Hinrich Conrad
Löhlein, Georg Simon
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Palschau, Johann Gottfried Wilhelm
Pratsch, Johann Gottfried
Reichardt, Johann Friedrich
Saupe, Christian Gottlieb
Schmiedt, Siegfried
Schwenke, Christian Friedrich Gottlieb
Stanzen, Johann Ludwig
Wagenseil, Georg Christoph
Weber, Goffredo

Recording location(s)

Amerongen Castle, Amerongen (NL)

Recording date(s)

September 2019

Recording format

PCM 352.8kHz 32bit

Cat. No.

TTK 0047

Release date

October 1st, 2021

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"The music is inspired and thought-provoking, it is technically finished to perfection, and this partly unknown "straw" is presented with great expertise."

Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek

"It is obvious that all the performances demonstrate great commitment to bringing unknown beauty to light. This makes the journey of discovery worthwhile. The sound quality is of the highest level."

Jan de Kruijff, Musicalifeiten

"This sets the tone for a feast of discoveries of around twenty pieces by as many eighteenth-century minor and major masters. All presented with infectious playing pleasure by the anthologists of Hogwood's crop."

Hans Quant, Luister

"The audiophile recording proves to be of exceptional transparency, finesse and realism, to the point of making you believe that the musicians are playing in your living room. The album is dedicated to Christopher Hogwood and his "lively spirit of curiosity": one can imagine how much such an aesthete would have enjoyed the result. Baskets of simple joys, which do not seem to have been unearthed from dusty archives, but freshly picked from the garden, to be savored as a gourmet."

Christophe Steyne, Crescendo Magazine

"Van Delfts performance is, both on harpsichord and clavichord, outspokenly brilliant. [...] Belogurov is also a musically and technically skilled musician, who lets the Viennese fortepiano from the studio of restorator Gijs Wilderom speak beautifully. He who purchases Miscellanea, will await a fantastic voyage in time through the eighteenth century."

Christo Lelie, Trouw

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