Andrea Marcon

Biography

Born: Treviso, Italy  
Andrea Marcon has been widely praised both as a conductor and keyboard player in repertory largely from the Baroque era. He is often identified with the music of J.S. Bach and Vivaldi: he has played and recorded numerous Bach organ and harpsichord works, and has conducted and recorded many concertos and other compositions by Vivaldi. Yet Marcon cannot be classified as a specialist since his repertory is quite broad, encompassing works by D. Read more Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Cherubini, and many others. Marcon has made numerous recordings for several labels, including Hanssler Classics, Archiv Produktion, Sony Classical, and Divox.

Marcon was born in Treviso, Italy. His first advanced studies were on keyboard with organist/harpsichordist Vanni Ussardi. From 1983 to 1987 he studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (a school of the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland). There his most important teachers were the well-known viol player Jordi Savall, organist Jean-Claude Zehnder, and harpsichordist Jesper Christensen. In his first year as a student, Marcon founded an early music group, the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, which would disband in 1997 after years of critical and popular support under his leadership. After finishing as a prize winner in the 1985 International Bach-Händel Competition in Bruges Belgium, Marcon managed to win first prize the following year in the prestigious Paul Hofhaimer Organ Competition, held in Innsbruck, Austria. After graduation Marcon continued studies with an impressive roster of musicians that included Ton Koopman, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, and Hans van Nieuwkoop. He won another important competition in 1991, the Bologna Harpsichord Competition.

In 1995 Marcon founded an organ academy in his hometown called Città di Treviso; a year later he received two prestigious awards -- the Antonio Vivaldi International Disc Award for Early Italian Music and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik -- both for his CD The Heritage of Frescobaldi: Nacchini Organ on Divox. In 1997 Marcon founded another instrumental ensemble, the Venice Baroque Orchestra. In the new century Marcon has remained busy not only leading this group in concert, but in reviving many neglected Baroque operas with them. Among his major efforts was the highly praised 2004 U.S. premiere of Handel's Siroe in New York. Marcon's most important recent recordings include the 2003 Vivaldi Four Seasons with violinist Giuliano Carmignola on Sony Classical, and the 2007 release of Vivaldi motets on Archiv Produktion, both efforts employing the Venice Baroque Orchestra. Read less

Biography

Born: Treviso, Italy  
Andrea Marcon has been widely praised both as a conductor and keyboard player in repertory largely from the Baroque era. He is often identified with the music of J.S. Bach and Vivaldi: he has played and recorded numerous Bach organ and harpsichord works, and has conducted and recorded many concertos and other compositions by Vivaldi. Yet Marcon cannot be classified as a specialist since his repertory is quite broad, encompassing works by D. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Introduzione
2. Coro - Oggi brillate
3. Recit. Venere e Mercurio - Qual fia costei?
4. Aria di Mercurio - Tal se gemma
5. Recit. Diana, Mercurio e Venere - Di Mercurio costume
6. Aria di Venere - Non si turba e non si duole
7. Recit. Giove, Venere, Diana e Mercurio - Ben sovente
8. Aria di Diana - Ad essa io cederò
9. Recit. Saturno e Giove - Mercurio non risponde?
10. Aria di Saturno - Di quel bel nome al suono
11. Recit. Marte, Apollo, Diana e Venere - Se tanto ottien laggiù
12. Aria di Marte - Non v'è bella che non creda
13. Recit. Mercurio, Giove e Apollo - Mal crede il Dio guerrier
14. Aria di Apollo - So ch'io dal suolo alzai
15. Recit. Giove - Mal discerni a i grandi
16. Aria di Giove - A la bontade
17. Recit. Venere, Diana, Saturno, Giove e Mercurio - Giove è mio nume
18. Coro - Questo giorno celebrate
19. Recit. Venere e Giove - Qual se improvisa face
20. Aria di Venere - Ad Elisa ancor d'intorno
21. Recit. Mercurio, Saturno e Giove ? Più belle sempre furo'
22. Aria di Mercurio - Madre d' Amor tu sei
23. Recit. Diana e Giove - Poiché tanto prometti
24. Aria di Diana - Voti amanti
25. Recit. Apollo - Ben cedi, o Cintia
26. Aria di Apollo - Questo dì così giocondo
27. Recit. Marte e Venere - No, non è il solo
28. Aria di Marte - Da mia tromba
29. Recit. Saturno - Mi piace, o Diva, o Numi
30. Aria di Saturno - Pari a quella
31. Recit. Giove e Tutti - Il giusto augurio accetto
32. Aria di Giove - Goda il mondo
33. Recit. Venere, Diana, Apollo, Giove e Tutti - Sì, goda il mondo
34. Coro - Tu sei cara in pari guisa
35. Licenza, recit. Venere - Ecco, Elisa, gli applausi
36. Licenza, aria die Venere - La concordia de' Pianeti
37. Coro - Tu sei cara in pari guisa
Larghetto "Nulla in mundo pax sincera"
Recitativo "Blando colore oculos mundus decepit"
Allegro (Aria) "Spirat anguis inter flores"
Allegro "Alleluia"
1. In furore iustissimae (Allegro)
2. Miserationum Pater (Recitativo)
3. Tunc meus fletus (Largo)
4. Alleluia (Allegro)
Allegro
Largo
Allegro
Allegro
Grave
Allegro assai
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Andante
Adagio
Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 331 - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 331 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 331 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in C, R. 190 - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in C, R. 190 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in C, R. 190 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 325 - 1. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 325 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G minor, R. 325 - 3. Presto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in D, R. 217 - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in D, R. 217 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in D, R. 217 - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G, R. 303 - 1. Allegro molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G, R. 303 - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Strings and Harpsichord in G, R. 303 - 3. Allegro


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