We are deeply saddened by the death of Christopher Hogwood CBE, the internationally renowned harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist and founder of the Academy of Ancient Music. During the twelve years of his association with Edition HH, Christopher prepared more than fifty publications for us. We have benefited greatly from his immense knowledge — which he wore lightly — and from his generosity of spirit and unfailingly gentle good humour. He will not only be a huge loss to the musical world, but we shall miss him enormously.
Entfaltung (“Unfolding”), a septet commissioned by the Viennese ensemble Auer's Flutery, fuses the sound worlds of the historical and the modern flute, the two instruments engaging in a dialogue with the more powerful strings. The idea is that an immense organism can develop out of a tiny seed — the note D. Above this central point is built a complex tonal system, one that conforms to the basic scale of the medieval pipe yet is naturally suited to the string instruments.
Publication date: September 2014 Instruments: Flute, medieval pipe, two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass Series:Contemporary Format: Full score and parts Pages: ix/29 + 5 x 12 + 2 x 8 ISMN: 979 0 708059 11 0 Duration: c.10' Code: HH367.FSP Price: £36.00 More information
Bitti's twelve “Cambridge” sonatas, presented to Cardinal Ottoboni, represent the composer’s late, galant style, full of lovingly sculpted ornamental detail for the violin but with the same resourceful harmony and perfectly proportioned forms seen in earlier works. This second piece of the group — a classic sonata da camera consisting of a preludio, allemanda, corrente and giga — is particularly interesting for being an elaborate reworking of the seventh “London” sonata, in which silky written-out ornamentation and harmonic enrichment are wrapped round the “Doric columns” of the earlier version (published as HH334).
Editor:Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé Publication date: September 2014 Instruments: Violin, basso continuo Format: Full score and parts Series:Baroque Pages: ix/9 + 2 × 4 ISMN: 979 0 708092 81 0 ISBN: 978 1 910359 06 8 Code: HH341.FSP Price: £8.95 More information