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Charles Burney's German Journey

Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Charles Burney's journey through Europe in the 1770s, as he looked for material for his book A History of Music.

In July 1772 Dr Charles Burney set off on his second European journey to gather information for his proposed mighty publication of A History of Music. Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Burney's musical perambulations through Germany and The Netherlands, and chooses music by some of the composers he met along the way, including Gluck, Hasse and Quantz.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    See the Conquering Hero Comes (excerpt)

    Performer: Adrian Gebruers.
    • SAYDISC : CD SDL 429, Track 15.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard Sonata in G major, Wq.62'2

    Performer: Miklós Spányi.
    • BIS : BIS-CD-963, Tracks 4-6.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz

    Concerto in A major no.256: 3rd movement

    Performer: Rachel Brown. Ensemble: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • HYPERION : CDA 66927, Track 3.
  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Sonata for viola da gamba in G major

    Performer: Susanne Heinrich.
    • HYPERION : CDA 67628, Tracks 11-14.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Aria 'Par un pere cruel' from 'Iphigenie en Aulide'

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ERATO : 2292 45003-2, CD2 Track 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in A minor, Op.20 no.6: 2nd movement (Adagio)

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 439 920-2, CD2 track 10.
  • Johann Adolf Hasse

    Aria 'Digli che io son fedele' from 'Cleofide'

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Cappella Coloniensis. Conductor: William Christie.
    • CAPRICCIO : 10 193, CD3 track 2.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Concerto for viola & orchestra in G major: 1st movement

    Performer: Jan Pěruška. Orchestra: Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • PANTON : 81 1422-2 131, Track 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    See The Conquering Hero Comes (excerpt)

    Performers: Adrian Gebruers (The Carillon of St. John’s Kirk, Perth)

    • SAYDISC.
    • CD SDL 429.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Concerto for viola & orchestra in G major (1st movement)

    Performers: Jan Peruska (viola), Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    • PANTON.
    • 81 1422-2 131.
  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Sonata for viola da gamba in G major

    Performer: Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67628.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Par un père cruel (Iphigénie en Aulide)

    Performers: Ann Sophie von Otter (Clytemnestre), Orchestre de L’Opéra de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 2292 45003-2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in A minor Op.20 No.6 H.III:36 (2nd movement: Adagio)

    Performers: Hagen Quartet

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 439 920-2.
  • Johann Adolf Hasse

    Digli che io son fedele (Cleofide)

    Performers: Emma Kirkby (Cleofide), Capella Coloniensis, William Christie (conductor)

    • CAPRICCIO.
    • 10 193.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz

    Concerto in A major No.256 (3rd movement)

    Performers: Rachel Brown (flute), The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66927.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard Sonata in G major Wq.62'2

    Performer: Miklos Spanyi (clavichord)

    • BIS.
    • CD 963.
  • George Frideric Handel

    See The Conquering Hero Comes (excerpt)

  • Johann Stamitz

    Concerto for viola & orchestra in G major (1st movement)

  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Sonata for viola da gamba in G major

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Par un pere cruel (from 'Iphigenie en Aulide')

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in A minor, Op.20 No.6 (2nd movement - Adagio)

  • Johann Adolf Hasse

    Aria 'Digli che io son fedele' (from the opera 'Cleofide')

  • Johann Joachim Quantz

    Concerto in A major No.256 (3rd movement - Presto)

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard Sonata in G major, Wq.62'2

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