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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
04.11.2022

Label: deutsche harmonia mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Dorothee Oberlinger

Composer: Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Alfonso Maria de' Liguori (1696-1787), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759), Francesco Soto de Langa (1534-1619), Giovanni Antonio Guido (1675-1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716)

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  • Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713): Italienisches Bilderbuch:
  • 1Corelli: Italienisches Bilderbuch: Die Christnacht (Teil 1)02:26
  • Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto":
  • 2Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": I. Vivace (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)00:13
  • 3Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Grave (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)01:06
  • 4Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": III. Allegro (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)02:18
  • 5Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": IV. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)02:53
  • 6Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": V. Vivace (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)01:05
  • 7Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Allegro (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)01:56
  • 8Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VII. Pastorale (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)03:44
  • Italienisches Bilderbuch:
  • 9Corelli: Italienisches Bilderbuch: Die Christnacht (Teil 2)01:56
  • Alessandro Marcello (1673 - 1747): Concerto in D Minor, S.Z799:
  • 10Marcello: Concerto in D Minor, S.Z799: I. Andante (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)03:30
  • 11Marcello: Concerto in D Minor, S.Z799: II. Adagio (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)03:22
  • 12Marcello: Concerto in D Minor, S.Z799: III. Presto (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)03:38
  • Quanno nascette ninno:
  • 13Marcello: Quanno nascette ninno02:58
  • Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725): Cantata pastorale per la Natività:
  • 14Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: I. Introduzione01:30
  • 15Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: II. O di Betlemme altera povertà venturosa (Recitativo)00:45
  • 16Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: III. Al bel seno d'una stella (Aria)01:55
  • 17Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: IV. Presa d'uomo la forma, alle gelide tempre (Recitativo)00:55
  • 18Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: V. L'autor d'ogni mio bene (Aria)04:17
  • 19Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: VI. Fortunati pastori (Recitativo)00:47
  • 20Scarlatti: Cantata pastorale per la Natività: VII. Tocco la prima sorte a voi pastori (Aria)02:45
  • Alfonso Maria de Liguori (1696 - 1787): Tu scendi dalle stelle:
  • 21Liguori: Tu scendi dalle stelle04:53
  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 293:
  • 22Händel: Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 293: I. Larghetto (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)02:07
  • 23Händel: Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 293: II. Allegro (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)02:09
  • 24Händel: Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 293: III. Alla siciliana (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)01:44
  • 25Händel: Organ Concerto in F Major, HWV 293: IV. Presto (Arr. for Recorder, Strings & Continuo by Dorothee Oberlinger)02:14
  • La Ciaramella di Delfo:
  • 26Händel: La Ciaramella di Delfo09:16
  • Francisco Soto de Langa (1534 - 1619): Lauda Spirituale e Liturgica per il Santo Natale "L'unico Figlio":
  • 27Langa: Lauda Spirituale e Liturgica per il Santo Natale "L'unico Figlio"03:15
  • Giovanni Antonio Guido (1675 - 1729): Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver:
  • 28Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: I. Largo. La saison des frimats01:34
  • 29Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: II. Prestissimo. Le cruel Aquilon nous declare la guerre01:55
  • 30Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: III. Adagio. Prenessoin de vous jours01:16
  • 31Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: IV. Vivace. Marche des guerriers01:27
  • 32Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: V. Allegro. Les riantes fétes02:02
  • 33Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: VI. Prestissimo. Laissons gronder les vents00:21
  • 34Guido: Scherzi Armonici sopra le quattro stagioni, L'Hyver: VII. Allegro. - Prestissimo - Allegro. Bannisons la tristesse01:57
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): Recorder Concerto in C Major, RV 443:
  • 35Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C Major, RV 443: I. Allegro04:00
  • 36Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C Major, RV 443: II. Largo03:39
  • 37Vivaldi: Recorder Concerto in C Major, RV 443: III. Allegro molto03:42
  • Johann Christoph Pez (1664 - 1716): Concerto pastorale in F Major:
  • 38Pez: Concerto pastorale in F Major: VI. Passacaglia05:44
  • Total Runtime01:37:14

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It was the shepherds who first learned of the Saviour's birth. In Italian cities, this story lives on in Christmas traditions to this day. As early as the Baroque period, composers such as Corelli, Marcello, Handel, Vivaldi or Guido were inspired by the pastoral sounds of the Piffari, who came down from the mountains to the cities of Rome or Naples at Christmas and made music on their traditional instruments such as the bagpipes, the hurdy-gurdy, the piffero, the flute and the fiddle.

In her Christmas album "Pastorale", released by deutsche harmonia mundi, Dorothee Oberlinger combines works by Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Guido, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel and Johann Christoph Pez with the traditional tunes of the Piffari to create a lavishly colourful musical picture book of Italian Christmas. The musical picture is prominently illustrated by baroque soprano Dorothee Mields, Oberlinger's Ensemble 1700 and the Italian pipers of "Li Piffari e le Muse".

Corelli, Marcello, Scarlatti and also Handel - they all got along in the Roman shepherds' union of the "Pastori d'Arcadia" with the pan flute in their coat of arms and were together in Rome in search of the Arcadian utopia - "Love and Peace", united with nature. In Arcangelo Corelli's Christmas concerto "Fatto per la Notte di Natale", Dorothee Oberlinger colours the concluding Pastorale with real pifferari in the traditional instrumentation. For this famous concerto grosso, she adopts the instrumentation of a chamber music edition published in London in the 18th century with two recorders. In the oboe concerto Concerto in D minor by Alessandro Marcello - written for oboe and later embellished by Johann Sebastian Bach - Oberlinger lets her "flauto dolce", cherished by the Marcello brothers, sing in her arrangement for recorder.

One of the most famous baroque voices, Dorothee Mields, can be heard in Alessandro Scarlatti's Christmas cantata "O di Betlemme altera povertà", as well as in an arrangement of Italy's most popular Christmas carol "Tu scendi dalle stelle", which in turn is heard several times in Scarlatti's cantata.

The trace of the shepherds is omnipresent in the musical world of the Baroque. It can also be found in the opening movement or the swaying Siciliano in George Frideric Handel's famous organ concerto in F major, which Dorothee Oberlinger plays on the flute and which Handel himself arranged for recorder and basso continuo. The severity of the Italian winter emerges programmatically in Giovanni Antonio Guido's "L'Hyver" (The Winter) and is reminiscent of Vivaldi's famous "Inverno" - the orchestra must first thaw before "the cruel north wind" chases across the land with gusts of strings. The recording concludes with a new recording of Vivaldi's breathtakingly virtuosic Flautino Concerto in C major RV 443, in which rustic circling hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe motifs and drone notes can be heard, and a delicately orchestrated magnificent passacaglia by Johann Christoph Pez from his "Concerto Pastorale".

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder, conductor
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Matthias Brandt, speaker
Ensemble 1700
Le Piffari e le Muse



Dorothee Oberlinger
is one of the most amazing discoveries of recent years, an expressive virtuoso who has received numerous awards. Today she is seen as one of the best recorder-players in the world. Her concerts have been received with enthusiasm by critics and audiences alike, earning her unanimous acclaim. Her CDs are regularly fêted as the best new issues on the market.

Dorothee Oberlinger has given solo recitals at festivals all over Europe, in America and Japan at some of the most prestigious venues such as the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Musikfestspiele Potsdam, the Settimane Musicale Stresa, the Nederlandse Oude-Musik-Network, the Festival de Musica Antigua Sajazarra, the Warsaw Beethoven Festival, the Europäische Musikfestwoche Passau, the Rheingau-Musikfestival, the Tage der Alten Musik Regensburg and the MDR-Musiksommer. Other venues in which she has played include the Wigmore Hall in London, the National Philharmonie in Warsaw, the Marianischer Saal in Lucerne, the Rosée Theater in Fuji and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

She has been the guest soloist with leading international Baroque ensembles such as London Baroque and Musica Antiqua Köln directed by Reinhard Goebel, and she also plays regularly with modern symphony orchestras such as the WDR-Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and the Detmolder Kammerorchester.

Dorothee Oberlinger collaborates with the top Italian ensemble "Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca", with whom she has given many concerts throughout Europe. Their joint CD of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi has received numerous awards from the international musical press.

She directs her own "Ensemble 1700", which she formed in 2003. Together they have realized a wide variety of projects relating to the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. In 2004 Dorothee Oberlinger was appointed professor at the renowned Mozarteum academy in Salzburg.

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