From my collection.
Bought in 2012.
First listen: 16-4-2013.
Second listen: 30-1-2014.
Third listen: 3-4-2017.
Label: Toccata Classics.
Recording dates: September 2001 & June 2003.
Recording venue: Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Bergen, Norway.
Recording engineer: Gunnar Herleif Nilsen.
Running time: 65:50.
Classical relevance to me: Essential barock music.
1) Sonata No. 8 in G major.
2) March, No. 106.
3) Aria, No 248, with variations by Bergen Barokk.
4) Sonata No. 15.
5) Paspie de la Compertanje. No. 75.
6) Sonata No. 11.
7) Menuetto, No. 13
8) Gavotte alternativement, No. 53.
9) Sonata No. 21/17/12/14.
10) Allegro e Trio. No. 166.
This composer combined two trades which are at first sight incompatible, he was a soldier and took part in more than 22 battles and ended his career as a Commandant of Akershus Castle, and he was a very distinguished composer, who wrote pretty nifty music. Its rich in melodies, and actually well put together, with such delicacy and surprising gentleness, that this soldier/composer connection is pretty much unbelievable. He was also active as a conductor, violinist and composer of cantatas and sonatas. Stylistically Bertouch's trios are comparable with those in the sonata-collections from Northern Germany. He must have been aware of the Corelli style, and with the galant style as promoted by Telemann. In any way, the quality of these sonatas will surprise you, for Bertouch has actually something to say, that will make on most quite an impression. Little was recorded of this composer, and he is forgotten, so this revival is long overdue, although I am afraid, judging by the rest of his compositions, as yet unpublished and recorded, that he will not be remembered for long, even though we have such a wonderful recording of his Trio sonatas. The recording and performance is first class. Booklet deserves a plus too!
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