JOSEPH TOUCHEMOULIN (1727-1801): Symphonies in G, Op. 1/2 and in F, Op. 1/5, Violin Concerto in D, Flute Concerto in A, Harpsichord Concerto in C.
Catalogue Number: 03L031
Reference: RAM 0807
Description: A rare French composer to make a living outside France, Touchemoulin spent almost 40 years at the court in Regensburg which, for a considerable period, was named along with Mannheim, Vienna and Esterháza in the quality of its orchestra. These two symphonies, written before 1754, are reminiscent of the early symphonies of such composers as Stamitz. The violin was his own instrument and the concerto is a step along the road to Mozart's early concertos with a combination of galant and Empfindsamkeit also on display in the other two concerti on this attractive new disc. Alexis Kossenko (flute), Daniel Sepec (violin), Les Inventions; Patrick Ayrton (harpsichord).