Cabinet of Wonders, Vol.2 Kinga Ujszászi & Tom Foster

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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
14.01.2022

Label: First Hand Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Kinga Ujszászi & Tom Foster

Composer: Martino Bitti (1660-1743), Henricus Albicastro (1660-1730), Carlo Fiorelli

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  • Martino Bitti (1660 - 1743): Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12:
  • 1Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: I. Grave02:01
  • 2Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: II. Allegro01:42
  • 3Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: III. Adagio01:53
  • 4Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: IV. Allegro01:05
  • 5Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: V. Adagio01:40
  • 6Bitti: Dresden’ Sonata No. 4 in A Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv12: VI. Giga01:25
  • Anonymous: Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo:
  • 7Anonymous: Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: I. Adagio01:18
  • 8Anonymous: Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: II. Allegro non tanto presto02:44
  • 9Anonymous: Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: III. Largo00:36
  • 10Anonymous: Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: IV. Allegro01:51
  • Martino Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv9:
  • 11Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv9: I. Allegro - Adagio01:15
  • 12Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv9: II. A tempo giusto02:29
  • 13Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 1 in C Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv9: III. Gavotta02:24
  • Henricus Albicastro (1660 - 1730): Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo:
  • 14Albicastro: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: I. Adagio - Presto - Adagio03:29
  • 15Albicastro: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: II. Presto03:25
  • 16Albicastro: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: III. Passacaglia03:18
  • Martino Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B-Flat Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv13:
  • 17Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B-Flat Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv13: I. Adagio01:35
  • 18Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B-Flat Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv13: II. Allegro02:04
  • 19Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B-Flat Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv13: III. Largo02:13
  • 20Bitti: ‘dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B-Flat Major for Violin and Basso Continuo, Talb Sv13: IV. Gigue01:31
  • Anonymous: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo:
  • 21Anonymous: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: I. Grave andante02:44
  • 22Anonymous: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: II. Presto02:11
  • 23Anonymous: Sonata in F Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: III. Largo andante - Vivace03:40
  • Carlo Fiorelli (1673 - ?): Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo:
  • 24Fiorelli: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: I. Adagio04:03
  • 25Fiorelli: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: II. Allegro01:56
  • 26Fiorelli: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: III. Largo00:50
  • 27Fiorelli: Sonata in G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo: IV. Allegro01:38
  • Total Runtime57:00

Info for Cabinet of Wonders, Vol.2



The present recording consists of seven previously unrecorded wonderful violin sonatas from the early 18th century.

This is the second volume of a FHR series in which samples of the musical riches, that lie in the Dresden Schrank II collection, are brought to life through new recordings.

A large portion of the Schrank II manuscripts belonged to the composer/ violinist Johann Georg PISENDEL (1687-1755), who, whilst travelling throughout Europe, amassed a huge quantity of music, mostly manuscripts. Some he bought from music shops or receive directly from composers. Most, however, he copied out himself. This collection is one of the largest and most diverse repositories of late- baroque music in the world.

In this volume, there are three varied sonatas by Martin Bitti which resemble Corelli. A sonata by Henricus Albicastro who is of the South German school of compostion eg Schmeltzer, Biber, Vilsmayr, Walther, Westhoff and Muffat. A delightful sonata by Carlo Fiorelli. Finally, two anonymous sonatas which are both complex and intensely expressive, and possibly written by the composers G.G. Laurenti and A. Montanari.

The two brilliant musicians on this recording were chosen specifically for their incredible skills, musicianship and specialist baroque talent. Violinist Kinga Ujszszi and harpsichordist Tom Foster, both members of The English Concert baroque orchestra, give exciting and stylish performances in a wonderful crystal clear recorded sound.

Kinga Ujszaszi, violin
Tom Foster, harpsichord



Kinga Ujszászi
Kinga moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music after graduating from the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. At the Academy she got interested in historical performance and picked up the baroque violin. Since then she has played with many of the leading period performance groups of England and frequently appears with The English Concert, The Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestra Revolutionaire et Romantic and the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment. She has lead numerous ensembles, including the Irish Baroque Orchestra, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Floreligium, Academia de las Luces in Madrid, Barokkbandið Brák in Reykjavik and the Intrnational Baroque Players. She is also the leader of the chamber music group Spiritato! They released two albums with Resonus Classics, Bella Dama and the first ever recording of Daniel Purcell's Judgement of Paris.

Her music making is inspired by good coffee, traveling and late night conversations. She is a big fan of dragons, mountains and mountain sport. Her most recent adventure took her to the Himalayas.

Booklet for Cabinet of Wonders, Vol.2

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