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Ikebana by Colm Mac Athlaoich
2013 All rights reserved
Track(s) taken from CKD467
Recording details: August 2013
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 2014
Total duration: 9 minutes 28 seconds

Recorder Quartet in B flat major, FWV N:B1
composer
for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo

Largo  [2'29]
Allegro  [1'45]
Largo  [2'36]
Allegro  [2'38]

Introduction
The four-movement Quartet in B flat major for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo is among one of Fasch’s most popular works. From the imitative opening which neatly introduces each of the instruments in turn, through to the G minor second ‘Largo’ with its accented chromatic lines and senza basso passages, there are catchy tunes and contrapuntal ingenuity in equal measure. The last movement in particular demands virtuosity from all concerned.

from notes by Brian Clark 2014

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