Baroque Violinist Johannes Pramsohler Receives Doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music

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Italian-born Baroque violinist Johannes Pramsohler, who for 5 years has been investigating the fashion and efficiency observe of the early trio sonata, has obtained his doctorate from London’s Royal Academy of Music.

In the course of the course of the analysis, Pramsohler additionally launched two albums of repertoire on his personal label, Audax. The discs, titled The London Album and The Paris Album, characteristic Ensemble Diderot, the period-performance group based by Pramsohler in 2008.

Each albums comprise world premiere recordings of beforehand unknown trio sonatas and display the affect that the Italian trio-sonata fashion had on works written in France and England.

So far, the discs have obtained two Diapason d’Or awards and two German File Critics awards, in addition to an Worldwide Classical Music Award. Pramsohler hopes that his analysis will give early music practitioners a wider vary of repertoire to select from, in addition to broaden our understanding of the music from this era.

“The first intention of my PhD undertaking is to deliver the little-known repertoire of the earliest French and English trio sonatas into the trendy live performance corridor, by taking the preliminary affect of Italian types as underlying inspiration in the direction of its interpretation,” Pramsohler mentioned.

“Within the closing many years of the seventeenth century the introduction of Italian sonata idioms had a big impact on native cultures of instrumental music in London and Paris.”

“The doctorate has formalized my years of intensive work in libraries throughout Europe. I am massively grateful to the Royal Academy of Music, who inspired and supported me to be daring, brave, and controversial.”

You possibly can learn extra about Pramsohler’s work and take heed to his recordings right here.