J.C. Bach Symphonies & Ensembles (2008)

Bach

Pratum Integrum Orchestra

Pavel Serbin

The life of Johann Sebastian Bach’s youngest son Johann Christian (1735 – 1782) is notably different from those of his brothers and the majority of 18th-century German masters. Like hundreds of their colleagues in various German regions, Wilhelm Friedemann ‘the Gallic Bach’, Johann Christoph Friedrich ‘the Buckeburg Bach’ and ‘the Berlin’ or ‘Hamburg Bach’ Carl Philipp Emanuel sought and found an application for their talents in Germany.
Only a few Germans made a European career for themselves and won wide acclaim. One of them was Johann Christian, called by his contemporaries ‘the Milan’ or ‘London Bach’. After his successes in Italy and later England he gained a reputation as one of the most authoritative musicians of the second half of the 18th century. Any mention in Europe of ‘the famous Bach’ referred to the junior Bach, not his father. It is noteworthy, that his elder brother Carl Philipp Emanuel achieved the same fame in Germany.

 

 

 

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Pratum Integrum Orchestra

The Pratum Integrum orchestra performs with authentic instruments. The Latin name translates as ‘unmown meadow’ and refers to their broad-ranging repertoire from the Baroque and Classical periods, about which little is known to this day. This is the only orchestra in Russia in which all the groups of historic instruments are represented: strings, wind and percussion, and moreover all the instruments were made in the 18th to 19th centuries or copied from period examples. Pratum Integrum’s performances are a careful recreation using original treatises, primary sources and eye-witness accounts by contemporaries. 
The orchestra was established in Moscow in 2003 with sponsorship from the company Essential Music, immediately gaining a reputation as an extraordinary, outstanding and highly professional group of musicians with a predilection for fast tempos and vivid, fresh interpretations. 

Pavel Serbin

Pavel Serbin plays the cello and viola da gamba. He is also a teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire, a founder of the ensemble A la Russe and both soloist and artistic director of the orchestra Pratum Integrum. Born in Moscow in 1978, he graduated from the Gnessin Music School (studied with Vera Birina) and the Moscow Conservatoire (among his teachers: professors Dmitry Miller – violoncello, Alexander Rudin – chamber music, Alexander Galkovsky – quartet). He has also attended classes at the Royal Academy of Music in The Hague taught by Jaap ter Linden (Baroque cello) and Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba). Serbin has won prizes at the Bruges Early Music Competition (1999, as part of the Gassenhauer Trio) and the competitions Premio Bonporti and Van Wassenaar (2000, in a duet with Olga Martynova). His dissertation was on cello music composed in Russia from the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

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J.C. Bach Symphonies & Ensembles (2008)

Bach

Pratum Integrum Orchestra

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This is overall very well done; these are strong performances done with vigor and genuine enthusiasm for the youngest Bach. The orchestral performances -- particularly the Symphony Op. 6/6 -- are exceptional, and Caro Mitis' Johann Christian Bach: Symphonies and Ensembles should make for a welcome addition to the library of any listener already well ensconced in the musical lodgings of the London Bach, not to mention the outstanding booklet note included and the excellent sound. This will serve well in helping establish a reputation for this exciting, young Russian period-instrument group.

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J.C. Bach Symphonies & Ensembles (2008)

Bach

Pratum Integrum Orchestra

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Producer: Michael Serebryanyi
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot,Roger de Schot
Recording location: 5thStudio of The Russian Television and Radio
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Sinfonia concertante in G major (C 45- T 286-4). - Allegro con spirito
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Sinfonia concertante in G major (C 45- T 286-4). - Larghetto
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Sinfonia concertante in G major (C 45- T 286-4). - Rondo. Allegretto
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Quartet in G major, op.2 (B 66- T 310-9). - Allegro
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Quartet in G major, op.2 (B 66- T 310-9). - Rondo. Allegretto
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Sextet in C major, op.3 (B 78- T 302-1). - [Allegro]
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Sextet in C major, op.3 (B 78- T 302-1). - Larghetto
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Sextet in C major, op.3 (B 78- T 302-1). - Rondo. Allegro
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Symphony in G minor, op.6 no.6 (C 16a- T 276-3). - Allegro
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Symphony in G minor, op.6 no.6 (C 16a- T 276-3). - Andante piu tosto adagio
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Symphony in G minor, op.6 no.6 (C 16a- T 276-3). - Allegro molto
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