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Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Romeo und Julie (1998)

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Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Romeo und Julie (1998)

Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Romeo und Julie (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 369 Mb | Total time: 91:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | 999 496-2 | Recorded: 1997

Charles Burney, the great English music traveller of the 18th century, was extremely positive about "Herr Kapellmeister Benda". His compositions his "new, masterly, and learned." Mozart, too, never made a secret of his high regard for Georg Anton Benda; he was well aware of how much he was indebted to the creator of the German Singspiel - right up to the "Magic Flute".

Il Gardellino - Franz & Georg Anton Benda: Concerti (2009)

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Il Gardellino - Franz & Georg Anton Benda: Concerti (2009)

Il Gardellino - Franz & Georg Anton Benda: Concerti (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 76:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 24215 | Recorded: 2008

Franz Benda (1709-1786) worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great. He was a prolific composer but very few of his works were published. His brother Georg (1722-1795) received a similar education as choirboy, violinist and harpsichordist. Il Gardellino was founded in 1988 and its members are specialists in performance on early instruments.

Sabine Bauer, Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Harpsichord Concertos (2005)

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Sabine Bauer, Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Harpsichord Concertos (2005)

Sabine Bauer, Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Georg Anton Benda: Harpsichord Concertos (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 69:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 088-2 | Recorded: 2004

Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795), who was attached to the Berlin court initially under Frederick Great, made his mark as an innovative opera composer. However, there’s little if any innovation on display in these harpsichord concertos, which are considerably less developed in style than the contemporaneous work of Mozart or either of the Haydn brothers. Aside from the virtuoso quality of some of the keyboard writing, these concertos display some typical galant mannerisms along with the Baroque tendency to sustain a single mood during a movement, if not throughout the whole piece. But within that constraint there is a lot of variety among these four works.

Peter Gülke, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra - Carl Eberwein: Proserpina; Jiří Antonín Benda: Adriane auf Naxos (1997)

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Peter Gülke, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra - Carl Eberwein: Proserpina; Jiří Antonín Benda: Adriane auf Naxos (1997)

Peter Gülke, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra - Carl Eberwein: Proserpina; Jiří Antonín Benda: Adriane auf Naxos (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 230 Mb | Total time: 63:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # MDG 3350740-2 | Recorded: 1996

Many composers and compositions have yet to receive a fair hearing in the concert hall. Carl Eberwein and Georg Benda, famous composers during their own times, and their fantastic melodramas Proserpina and Ariadne are two cases in point. “A colourful effusion of sensibility… truly outstanding.“ (BBC Music Magazine)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Benda, Gessel, Erlebach: Cantatas (1999)

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Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Benda, Gessel, Erlebach: Cantatas (1999)

Ludger Rémy, Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein - Benda, Gessel, Erlebach: Cantatas (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 74:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 650-2 | Recorded: 1998

This disc brings together four sacred cantatas by composers who only infrequently feature in these pages. Best known of them is Georg Anton Benda, brother of the celebrated violinist Franz, who served Frederick the Great for over half-a-century. Georg Benda made a name for himself with his Singspiels and innovative melodramas, which made a deep impression on Mozart. There is nothing innovative about either of the two cantatas with instruments performed here, though from an expressive standpoint they are far from being run-of-the-mill. Both belong to a cycle prepared in 1761 while Benda was Music Director at the Court of Gotha.