The thuringian Johann Michael Müller was music director and organist in the Hanau (Hessia) court. He composed almost only church music, and this compilation (c. 1710) appears to be his only secular work. It's unusuallly conservative in its contrasting a solo oboe with a ripieno group not of strings, but of other oboes, in tipically early french style. The music is an intriguing and varied mix of french suite-style, and german and italian influences. A very interesting recording.
Jean Michel MULLER
XII Sonates a un Hautbois de Concert, deux Hautbois ou Violons, une Taille, un Fagot & Basse Continue pour le Clavecin, ou Basse de Violon.
Amsterdam, Chez Estienne Roger Marchand Libraire
Marianne Richert Pfau, oboe, taille, direction
Nils Jonson, oboe
Laura Osbaldeston, oboe, oboe d'amore
Britta HInrichs, oboe, taille
Regina Sanders, bassoon
Barbara Hofmann, violone, viola da gamba
Anke Dennert, harpsichord
2CDs Genuin GEN 88525 (2008, recorded 2007)
c. 61' + 48'
eac + cue, flac 6, scans