Sonate da camera – Chamber music for oboes and strings, volume II
Notturna is dedicated to the performance of early music written for winds. The members of the ensemble are distinguished performers who specialize in historical performance of the 18th and 19th centuries. Notturna draws on the transparency and expressiveness of early wind instruments to paint fresh pictures of unexplored repertoire. Since its inception the ensemble has felt a unique rapport with the music of Berlin composer Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, and have taken as part of their mandate to expose his neglected masterworks, many of which have yet to be published and recorded. This is the second of a three-disc collection.
Four of the five sonatas presented on this CD are world premiere recordings.