Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stamitz: Chamber Works

As usual, the Camerata Köln sounds splendid, delivering performances as alert and vital as these works will likely ever enjoy. CPO's sonics also rise to their usual high standard. Recommended to all those fond of the Classical tradition.

The importance of the Stamitz family in the development of 18th century European musical thought is well known; perhaps more well known than its actual music. And this is understandable since every member of the family seemed to focus not so much on breaking compositional ground, but on teaching, performance, or even some other interest peripheral to music. For instance Carl's father Johann is remembered today primarily as the founding conductor of the legendary Mannheim Court Orchestra, a collective renowned for rigorously training the most promising young musicians of the day.

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