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Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by Ensemble Zefiro recorded in Prague in 2009. The ensemble take their name from the god of the west wind, and much of their repertoire gives prominence to wind instruments. Ensemble Zefiro is a chamber orchestra who also perform in smaller groups; in this concert the ensemble appear as a quartet: baroque oboe and bassoon, cello and harpsichord, and the music includes chamber works by CPE Bach, Telemann, Handel and two less well-known composers Christoph Schaffrath, and Giovanni Benedetto Platti.
HANDEL Sonata in F for Oboe and Basso Continuo, HWV 363a
TELEMANN Sonata in F minor for Bassoon and Basso Continuo
C.P.E. BACH Pastorale in A minor for Oboe, Bassoon and Basso Continuo
CHRISTOPH SCHAFFRATH Duetto in G minor for Bassoon and Harpsichord
C.P.E. BACH Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Basso Continuo, H. 549
G.B. PLATTI Trio in C minor for Oboe, Bassoon and Basso Continuo.