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News: New website launched

26th June 2012

To coincide with the launch of his new CD, Johannes' website underwent a major overhaul and re-design by Alan Long of Sane & Able. It will be updated regularly with news, concert details, videos and music. If you want to know more about Johannes' daily activities, see personal snapshots from tours and if you would like to be kept in the loop with news, like him on Facebook and/or follow him on…

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Johannes' debut CD Pisendel – Violin concertos from Dresden, which he recorded for the German label Raumklang has had an outstanding review in the German Classical Music magazine Fono Forum. The CD includes works by Handel, Fasch, Telemann, Heinichen and Pisendel, several in their world premiere recordings. Johannes describes the process of making this recording (researching the music, building an interpretation without any baggage  and presenting it to concert audiences for the first time) as a “thrilling…

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Johannes' CD Pisendel – Violin concertos from Dresden was featured on the German radio station WDR and was discussed as part of new interpretations of Early Music. Apart from high praise for the International Baroque Players’ work, the CD was compared to the legendary recordings of Reinhard Goebel and his Musica Antiqua…

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Here is a review of Johannes' concert with the International Baroque Players at the Bury St Edmunds Festival. Tickets for the event sold out fast so that the concert was relocated to a bigger venue: the Apex centre. The group is being touted as a “young ensemble, which will undoubtedly be one to watch in the future”. Read full review…

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Johannes' debut CD focuses on the music of one of the most celebrated orchestras at Bach's time: the Dresden court orchestra. No other orchestra was as cosmopolitan in terms of its makeup, as familiar with all the current styles, or as skilled in dealing with difficult scores as the group led by Johann Georg Pisendel. He was also responsible for making the Dresden music archive into one of the most extensive in Europe. Fortunately the so-called Schrank II collection – preserved today in the Saxon State Library…

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