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Vivaldi: Concerti per organo / Pozzi


Release Date: 11/18/2016 
Label:  Mv Cremona   Catalog #: 009025   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAnne Dawson
Performer:  Davide Pozzi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The organ and other keyboard instruments were always considered harmonic support in the Baroque period. They constituted a constant presence in the accompaniment of the voice or other soloistic instruments and a fundamental part of larger groups as well. Nevertheless, the keyboard instrument was able to raise itself to a soloistic role thanks to the practice of transcription and, in certain cases, take over all of the orchestral parts. There were numerous keyboardists who transcribed orchestral music with great ability, sometimes creating real masterpieces for their instrument. This permitted them to perform well-known pieces without having to turn to other instrumentalists. Bach, for example, transcribed numerous concertos using, Read more naturally, a large instrument equipped with pedal keyboard.+ The examples on this release are no less brilliant, though they don’t call for a pedal part. This characteristic makes them suitable for harpsichord performance, which is analogously what happens with concertos transcribed by the Englishwoman Anne Dawson. Of strong musicological interest on this release is the juxtaposition of two transcriptions of the same piece, thus allowing for a full appreciation of notable stylistic differences. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto in F major after Vivaldi, BWV 978 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davide Pozzi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Concertos (4) for Keyboard after Vivaldi, Op. 3 by Anne Dawson
Performer:  Davide Pozzi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
3.
Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davide Pozzi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Concerto in G major after Vivaldi, BWV 973 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Davide Pozzi (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 

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