The Age of Enlightenment was the epoch that Frederick II ruled over Prussia. This monarch was also musician and composer and gathered Germany’s musical elite at his court. In the second half of the 18th century out of the gallant and reason-driven ideas of the philosophical and literary Enlightenment emerged a movement of sensibility, known as ‘Sturm und Drang’ and this transition is most clearly marked by composers as C.Ph.E. Bach, the Graun and Benda bro’s and J.A.Hasse, all composers closely related to the Prussian court of Frederick, while in Vienna still was blowing a more traditional wind.
Disc No:CC 72193
Price: Sek. 160 (2CD)
Name: Sinfonias from
  the Enlightenment

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Hasse, Johann Adolf Sinfonia
      D major
Graun, Johann Gottlieb Sinfonia
      E flat major
Bach, CPE Sinfonia
      B major
Bach, WF Sinfonia
Falck 64     D major
Haydn, Joesph Symphony No,39
      G minor
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Symphony
K 201     A major

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