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Verso Venezia - Castello, Merula, Legranzi: Sonate & Canzoni / Pallade Musica

Castello / Merula / Legrenzi
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2697   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giovanni LegrenziDario CastelloTarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (18), Op. 2: no 7, La Donata by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 1: Sonata no 7 à 2 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Sonata seconda, for 2 instruments & continuo No. 2 in F major (Sonata Concertate I/2) by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Sonatas (18), Op. 2: no 8, La Foscari by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 1 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 1: Sonata no 8 à 2 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Canzon No. 11 "La Miradoro" (Il quarto libro delle canzoni da suonare), Op. 17/11 by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
8.
Canzone for 2 violins, violone & continuo No. 17 ("La Monteverde") (Il quarto libro delle canzoni da by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
9.
Sonata à 2, "La Galini", for violin, viola da braccio or bassoon & continuo, Op. 8/5 by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
La Cappellina, canzona No. 14 (Il quarto libro delle canzoni da suonare), Op. 17/14 by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
11.
Canzon No. 12 "La Scarinza" (Il quarto libro delle canzoni da suonare), Op. 17/12 by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
12.
Sonata à 2 No. 5 for violin, viola da braccio & continuo (La Cetra, Libro Quarto) by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pallade Musica
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 09/2013 
Venue:  Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

18 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 7. Sonata a 2, "La donata"
Sonata settima [Book 2]: Sonata settima a 2
Canzoni da suonare, Book 4, Op. 17: Canzon decima prima, "La Miradoro"
Sonata seconda a soprano solo
18 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 8. Sonata a 2, "La foscari"
Canzoni da suonare, Book 4, Op. 17: Canzon decima settima, "La Monteverde"
La Fugazza, Book 3, Op. 8: No. 5. Sonata a 2, "La Galini"
Sonata prima a sopran solo
Canzoni da suonare, Book 4, Op. 17: Canzon decima quarta, "La Cappellina"
Sonata ottava a 2
Canzoni da suonare, Book 4, Op. 17: Canzon decima seconda, "La Scarinza"
La cetra, Op. 10: Book 4: Sonata No. 5 a 2

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Special music from Venice May 13, 2014 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "The Montreal-based early music group Pallade Musica recorded their first disc, of Venetian music by the transitional composers Castello, Merula and Legrenzi, in September 2013. It’s a winner in every way. The repertoire chosen is historically important, as the new expressive musical language of the Baroque began to replace the more learned polyphony of the High Renaissance. The canzoni and sonate by Giovanni Legrenzi, Dario Castello and Tarquinio Merula represent a balance of emotion and intellect, and the four talented performers of Pallade Musica walk that tightrope with grace and power, and apparent ease. This rewarding disc recalls a special time in the private life of that most special city, Venice." Report Abuse
 The Past Recaptured May 12, 2014 By Oscar O. Veterano See All My Reviews "Pallade Musica VERSO VENEZIA ATMA Classique Montreal based early music specialists Pallade Musica’s new recording features the work of Dario Castello, Tarquinio Merula and Giovanni Legrenzi, three composers from the first half of the 17th century. At the cusp of the High Renaissance and the early Baroque periods, movable type for printed music was first invented (in Venice) and polyphonic vocal music began being adapted for use by instrumentalists. Called canzona, this genre soon gave rise to another compositional form, the sonata, written specifically for instrumental performance. While it’s impossible to say with certainty what those performances would have sounded like, one can easily imagine the playing of Pallade Musica bringing a smile to all three composers whose work is featured here. Having chosen pieces that emphasize a contrapunctal approach, all four musicians play with a virtuosity and youthful enthusiasm that results in a set of performances which feel vital and contemporary, rising well above the requirements of mere historical re-creation. A must-have for early music fans, “Verso Venezia” should also interest any classical enthusiast curious about the roots of Baroque music in Italy. Popular in their own time, the works of Castello, Merula, and Legrenzi laid the foundations later built upon by Corelli, Vivaldi and Bach. Highest Possible Recommendation 10 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano" Report Abuse
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