Forgotten chamber works with oboe from the Court of Prussia
Notturna has a longstanding tie with chamber music from the court of Prussia and has made it their specialty to broaden understanding and appreciation for this unjustly forgotten repertoire.
In June 2018, the ensemble released a new recording for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Sony) of previously unrecorded and unedited chamber works from the court of Frederick the Great. The programme features five world premières of trios, quartets and quintets by Graun, Krause and Janitsch.
The role of the oboe at the court of Prussia has long fallen into obscurity. Overshadowed by the traverso, Frederick the Great’s favourite instrument, a large corpus of chamber music for oboe from Berlin has nonetheless survived and recently come to light, as illustrated by the works on this recording.
Christopher Palameta, oboe and direction
Jan Van den Borre, traverso
Catherine Martin, violin & viola
Emily Robinson, cello
Brice Sailly, harpsichord