Francesco Antonio Rosetti: À la chasse

Francesco Antonio Rosetti: À la chasse

by Amphion Wind Ensemble


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Francesco Antonio Rosetti: À la chasse

Bohemian composer Anton Rössler (ca. 1750-1792) had changed his name to the Italian form, Antonio Rosetti, by the time he was engaged as court musician by Prince von Oettingen-Wallerstein in 1773. In the Prince's employment, he wrote about a dozen partitas for wind ensemble, four of which are recorded here, three for the first time. During his lifetime, Rosetti was considered a peer of Mozart's, but he is little known today apart from his lively and idiomatic horn concertos. These partitas may not elevate him to Mozart's status, but they are attractive, inventive works with real character that reveal a strong compositional personality, and they should be a welcome addition to relatively scarce repertoire for wind ensemble. All the pieces bristle with energy and insolence, but the "Partita in D major" is particularly effervescent. The period instrument octet Amphion Wind Ensemble plays with obvious relish and with a full awareness of the composer's tart humor. Although it plays original instruments or copies, the musicians achieve the technical polish and excellent intonation usually associated with modern instruments. Pan's sound is bright and present.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2012
Label: Pan Classics
UPC: 7619990101944
catalogNumber: 10194
Rank: 168232


  1. Partita for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 3 horns, 2 bassoons & contrabass in F major, Murray B18
  2. Partita in E flat major (Murray Verz. B13)
  3. Partita in D major (Murray Verz B2)
  4. Partita in F major (Murray Verz. B21)

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