Gallant court music from the early 18th century by Johann David Heinichen. Performed by Il Fondamento and Musica Antiqua Köln.

He now lies in the shadow of contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach, but in his time Heinichen was a big name. In 1739, Mattheson talked of ‘the three Hs of German music’: Händel, Heinichen and Hasse. And Charles Burney called Heinichen ‘the Rameau of German music’.
He started out as pupil and assistant of Kuhnau, and Krieger encouraged him to compose for the court in Leipzig. In Italy he was engaged as bandmaster at the Dresden court by crown prince Frederick Augustus of Saxony. Heinichen wrote festive court music at that musical flourishing court, which sounds much more gallant and pre-classical compared to the North German style, and was clearly influenced by his stay in Italy.
Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729).
1. Ouverture G Major (Seibel 205) for 2 hobos, bassoon, strings and basso continuo.
– Ouverture.
– Air.
– Bourrée Alternativ.
– Air.
– Rigadon Alternativ.
– Air Viste.
2. Concerto A Major (Seibel 228) for hobo d’amore, strings and basso continuo.
– Allegro assai.
– Affettuoso.
– Allegro.
Il Fondamento led by Paul Dombrecht, hobo and hobo d’amore.
3. Concerto F-dur for 2 flutes, 3 hobos, 2 horns, 2 bassoons, strings and basso continuo.
– Allegro – Adagio – Allegro.
– Sarabande.
– Réjouissance.
– La Chasse.
– Aimable.
– Allegro.
– Tempo di Menuetto.
4. Pastorale A-dur.
Musica Antiqua Köln led by Reinhard Goebel.
5. Concerto a 7 G-Major (Seibel 214) for 2 hobos, 2 violins, 2 violas and basso continuo.
– Vivace.
– Largo.
– Allegro.
Il Fondamento led by Paul Dombrecht.