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Recorder Quartet in B flat major, FWV N:B1

for recorder, oboe, violin and continuo

Pamela Thorby (recorder), Ensemble Marsyas
Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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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

Cover artwork: Ikebana by Colm Mac Athlaoich
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'A well-balanced texture bringing poignancy to slow movements and virtuoso flourishes to faster ones' (BBC Music Magazine)» More

'This is a splendid piece and all the other quartets offer the same mix of action-packed counterpoint and graceful melodies with the USP of some spectacular bassoon parts played almost implausibly well by Peter Whelan' (Early Music Review)» More
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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