Christoph Graupner
Trio Sonatas

Petra Aminoff, flute
Asko Heiskanen, chalumeau
Jani Sunnarborg, bassoon
Hannu Vasara, violin
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, viola da gamba
Eero Palviainen, lutes, guitar, organ
Petteri Pitko, harpsicord
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, violin



Sleeve notes in English and Finnish.
A DXD Recording.


October 2014

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1240-2


Track listing

CD 59:03
Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Trio for viola d’amore, chalumeau and cembalo, GWV 210 9:29
1 Largo 2:03
2 Adagio 2:19
3 Andante 2:28
4 Vivace 2:39
Trio for two violins and cembalo, GWV 203 6:48
5 Vivace 2:18
6 Largo 2:15
7 Allegro 2:15
Trio for bassoon, chalumeau and cembalo, GWV 201 9:25
8 Largo e giusto 2:23
9 Allegro 3:42
10 Largo - Allegro 3:15
Trio for flute, viola d’amore and cembalo, GWV 207 11:26
11 Senz' acceleranza 5:19
12 Largo 3:07
13 Allegro, ma non presto 3:00
Trio for two violins and cembalo, GWV 208 10:54
14 Largo 2:48
15 Allegro 3:19
16 Largo 1:57
17 Vivace 2:50
Trio for flute, viola d’amore and cembalo, GWV 217 10:50
18 Largo - Vivace 4:01
19 Largo e sostenuto 1:48
20 Vivace 5:01

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Press review

The meticulous accuracy of blend and tuning, skilfully combined here with rustic high-spiritendess, has created a disc as much pioneering as it is enjoyable.

Caroline Gill, Gramophone, February 2015

Complete description

Finnish Baroque Orchestra's second release of Christoph Graupner's (1683-1760) music continues to reveal delightful masterpieces by the Baroque master, who during his lifetime was even more well-known than his colleague Johann Sebastian Bach. After the acclaimed release of Graupner's orchestral works (ODE 1220-2; The Finnish broadcasting company YLE Record of the Year 2013), this new album focuses on some of the chamber works by Graupner - the Trio Sonatas.

Graupner was extremely productive as a composer, with a catalogue of over 2'000 works varying from orchestral works to cantatas, concertos and chamber music. He also possessed a unique personal style of writing music and often favoured certain rarer instruments in his works. Among these are the viola d'amore as well as the chalumeau, both instruments being heard also on this disc.

From his contemporaries Graupner's music stands out with its exceptional command of melody and harmony.