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L'arte Del Violino In Italia

Vitali / Merula / Antoni / Ensemble Aurora / Gatti
Release Date: 11/22/2011 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 921206   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Tarquinio MerulaNicola MatteisAgostino GuerrieriCarlo Mannelli,   ... 
Performer:  Enrico GattiMara GalassiGuido MoriniStefano Pilati,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the start of the 1990s the Perugian violinist Enrico Gatti made a number of important recordings chronicling the development of the Italian violin schools across the later 17th century, as composerviolinists (such as Pandolfi Mealli, Cazzati, Uccellini, Vitali and Torelli and many more) developed new musical forms and techniques designed to show off the instrument and its capabilities. Glossa is very happy to be bringing back into circulation now two of those releases focusing on a golden age for Italian instrumental music, led by Gatti demonstrating his special qualities as a musician: a deep understanding of the repertory and the transformational capacities of the Baroque in music allied to an expressive, subtle yet virtuosic style of Read more playing. Gatti's refined approach to the interpretation of violin music remains a refreshing antidote to other more "high velocity" styles; this pair of recordings, entitled L'Arte del Violino in Italia, provides a rich anticipation for Gatti's later recordings for Glossa of sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi. Taking part in this captivating exploration are members of Gatti's long-standing Ensemble Aurora, which here include marvellous players such as harpsichordist Guido Morini and harpist Mara Galassi. With this new release, which continues to breathe fresh life into 17th century repertoire for the violin, come two notable complementing essays on the subject written by Marc Vanscheeuwijck and Gatti himself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Il primo libro de motetti e sonate concertati, Op. 6: Sonata no 2 by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Passaggio a solo - Fuga a 2 corde - Ground, for ensemble by Nicola Matteis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3. Sonata for violin, theorbo & continuo ("La Lucina") by Agostino Guerrieri
Performer:  Enrico Gatti (Violin), Mara Galassi (Triple Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Sinfonia, for solo violin by Carlo Mannelli
Performer:  Enrico Gatti (Violin)
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata no 2 "La Luciminia contenta" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1645; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6. Sonata prima, for violin & continuo, Op. 4 by Giovanni B. Viviani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1678 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Capriccio per camera (canzone sesta), for ensemble by Angelo Berardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8. Sonata prima per violino o cornetto e basso by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Enrico Gatti (Violin), Guido Morini (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
9. Sinfonia No. 2, for solo violin by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Enrico Gatti (Violin)
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
10. Sonata settima, for ensemble by Pietro Degli Antoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Sonata malinconica, for recorder & continuo by Agostino Guerrieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
12. Symphonia Cantabile by Giovanni B. Viviani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
13. Aria sopra Il Caporal Simon, for 2 violins & continuo (from Op. 4) by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Stefano Pilati (Voice), Stefano Pilati (Percussion), Sigrid Lee (Voice),
Adriana Egivi (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1645 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
14. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata no 26 "La Proserpina" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
15. Perfidia, for 2 violins & continuo, G. 65 (doubtful) by Giuseppe Torelli
Performer:  Odile Edouard (Violin), Enrico Gatti (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16. Sonata settima a 3, for ensemble by Giuseppe Maria Jacchini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17. Corrente, detta La Pegolotta, for violin & continuo, Op. 4 by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
18. Allemanda ("La Guelfa"), for ensemble by Giovanni Maria Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
19. Corrente ("L'Incognita"), for ensemble by Giovanni Maria Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
20. Sonate, Op. 5: La Guidoni by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1669; Bologna, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
21. Aria decima terza Sopra "Questa Bella Sirena" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
22. Scordatura (Ciacona), for violin by Giuseppe Colombi
Performer:  Enrico Gatti (Violin)
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
23. Sonata da chiesa No. 12, for ensemble by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
24. Variazioni a 2 sull' "Aria di Bergamasca", for violin & ensemble by Giuseppe Colombi
Performer:  Odile Edouard (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
25. Ricercar for Cello solo no 1 in G minor by Domenico Gabrielli
Performer:  Alain Gervreau (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
26. Sonata da chiesa No. 10, for violin & ensemble by Giovanni Maria Bononcini
Performer:  Odile Edouard (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
27. Sonata 27 a 3, for ensemble by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
28. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op 4: Aria no 15 "La Scatola dagli agghi" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1645; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
29. Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 4, La Castella by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1660; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Venue:  Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Motetti e sonate concertati, Book 1, Op. 6: Sonata seconda a 2
Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: Ayres in E major: Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: II. Passagio a solo e adagio - V. Fuga a due corde - VII. Ground
Sonate di violino a 1, 2, 3, 4 per chiesa and anco aggionta per camera, Op. 1: Sonata a 2, "La Lucina"
Primo libro di sinfonie, Op. 1: Sinfonia a violino solo
6 Sonatas per chiesa e camera, Op. 3: No. 4. La Castella
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata seconda, "La Luciminia contenta"
Capricci armonici da chiesa e da camera, Op. 4: Sonata prima
Sinfonie, Op. 7: Capriccio per camera
Motetti e sonate concertati, Book 1, Op. 6: Sonata prima a 2
Sinfonici concerti brevi e facili, Op. 9: Sinfonia seconda a violino solo
Suonate, Op. 5: Sonata settima
Sonate di violino a 1, 2, 3, 4 per chiesa and anco aggionta per camera, Op. 1: Sonata malinconica a solo
Capricci armonici da chiesa e da camera, Op. 4: Symphonia cantabile
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria No. 11, "Caporal Simon"
Sinfonici concerti brevi e facili, Op. 9: Sonata No. 26, "La Prosperina"
Perfidia
Sonate da camera a 3, Op. 2: Sonata settima a 3
Arie, correnti, sarabande, gighe, and allemande, Op. 4: Corrente, "La Pegolotta"
Arie, correnti, sarabande, gighe, and allemande, Op. 4: Allemanda, "La Guelfa"
Arie, correnti, sarabande, gighe, and allemande, Op. 4: Corrente, "L'Incognita"
Sonate, Op. 5, "La Guidoni"
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria No. 13, "Questa bella sirena"
Varie partire di barabani, ruggeri e scordature: Scordatura a violino solo senza basso
Sonate, Op. 2: No. 12. Sonata da chiesa
Varie partire di barabani, ruggeri e scordature: Variazioni a 2, "Aria di Bergamasca"
Ricercare for Solo Cello No. 1
Sonate a 2 istromenti, Op. 55: La Gaetana
Sonate da chiesa, Op. 6: No. 10. -
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata XXVII a 3
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria No. 15, "La Scatola degli aghi"

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