JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER (c.1620-1680): Serenata con altre arie, Polnische Sackpfeiffen, Sonata amabilis a 4, Balletto di Pastori e Ninfe, Sonata a due in D Minor, Balletto primo di Spoglia di Papagi, Sonata IV a 6 in A Minor from Sacro profanus concentus musicus 1662, Variationen über “La bella pastora”, Balleto di Zeffiri, Sonata a due Violini scordati, Sonata (Battaglia) a 7.
Catalogue Number: 05N014
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Reference: HMC 902087
Description: The local color of the short ballet suites and the Serenata is amplified by a description in the notes of a typical Habsburg court stage entertainment whose visual extravagance fits Schmelzer’s music to a T. Collectors of this composer will need to check their shelves but I can say that several of the pieces here are not currently available on CD. Freiburger Barock Consort.