Viennese «Sturm und Drang»
Maurice Steger, Christoph Croisé & Il Pomo d'Oro
Maurice Steger, Recorder & Direction
Christoph Croisé, Cello
Il Pomo d'Oro (baroque orchestra)
Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777)
Symphony in G Minor, WV 418 14'
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in E Minor for Flute ans Basso continuo, WQ 124 8'
Carlo Monza (1735-1801)
Sinfonia in D Major «La tempesta di mare» from the opera «Iphigenia in Tauride» 5'
Anton Heberle (ca. 1780-ca. 1806-1816)
Concertino in E-flat Major for Recorder and Orchestra 14'
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 25'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 «Eine kleine Nachtmusik» 18'
The 1770s saw the emancipation in the Germanic world of a current that was to set fire to much of Europe: the Sturm und Drang, literally «storm and passion». It was named in retrospect after a play by Friedrich Maximilian Klinger written in 1776, and its most famous expression is Goethe's Werther. Considered to be a precursor of Romanticism, it differs from Empfindsamkeit – whose footsteps it follows – by its desire to inscribe and channel these emotional impulses into a stricter form. Centered on the iconic figures of this movement in Vienna, Haydn and Mozart, this programme conceived by the ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro takes us on a journey from the beginnings (with Vivaldi and Wagenseil) to the culmination (with the very rare Heberle) of this genuine artistic tidal wave.