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Avison: 12 Concerti Grossi After Geminiani / Avison Ensemble

Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 21210   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco Geminiani
Conductor:  Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avison Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This two-CD set is a delight from start to finish. The playing is brisk and light, the textures clear and the overall ensemble well nigh perfect. Beznosiuk is on stunning form (when is he not?), his fresh, improvisatory approach well suited to communicating a sense of adventure and discovery in what is “new” Early Music. The faster movements feature exquisite passagework, as in the first Allegro of Concerto no. 2 in D minor, the first Vivace in no. 8 and the exciting middle Allegro in the three-movement Concerto no. 12 in D minor. The beautifully ornamented slow movements are equally impressive... Recorded sound and overall presentation are also of the utmost quality. I recall being deeply impressed with the Avison Ensemble’s Naxos Read more releases; this latest enterprise only confirms that here, surely, is a band whose strength of vision and outstanding artistry would have pleased not only its namesake but also Geminiani, beyond all measure."
-- Robert Levett (International Record Review) Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 1 by Francesco Geminiani
Conductor:  Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avison Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; England 
Notes: Arranger: Charles Avison. 

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