Violino 2 - Catena Bohemica
Label: Fra Bernardo
Format: COMPACT DISC
Skuplik, Veronika; Jacobi, Jorg
The famous British Library in London owes one of its musical treasures to an English tennis player: A manuscript - probably written on the continent - with violin music around 1680 from faraway Vienna. Virtuoso sonatas by and from the circle of the devil's violinist Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. Veronika Skuplik, "prima donna" in the baroque violin firmament, has worked out some of these musical stories with virtuosity and incomparable sensitivity. Without going with the zeitgeisty fashion of lush continuo, she is accompanied by Jörg Jacobi on the historic organ of the Laurentiuskirche in Langwarden.