Pachelbel: Un orage d’avril / April Storm


Das Gewitter im Aprilen

From Pachelbel: Un orage d’avril / April Storm (2016)

Released by Harmonia Mundi

Pachelbel: Das Gewitter im Aprilen

A festival of ‘musical delights’!
Though the two bars of bass of a certain celebrated Canon have made Pachelbel probably the most widely performed composer in the streets of the whole world, this sparkling programme invites you to make new discoveries in his œuvre. It is built around suites (Partien) for two violins and continuo from the Musikalische Ergötzung. The title means ‘musical delight’, and indeed one cannot but be ravished by the extraordinary sonic hedonism displayed by these works, the most important surviving testimony to the instrumental output of a German musician skilled in mingling the French, Italian and German styles. A few songs written for special occasions add further spice to this wonderfully free music.

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