Arcadian Academy

Biography

The Arcadian Academy is a chamber music ensemble founded and directed by conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas McGegan. It takes its name and inspiration from the original association founded in Rome in 1690, which was a group of artists, musicians, and writers dedicated to the reform of Italian culture. The modern-day Arcadian Academy is a period instrument ensemble made up of members from San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The Read more group regularly tours the United States and Europe and has won several awards for its recordings. Its debut recording for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Scarlatti Cantatas with soprano Christine Brandes, was named Recording of the Month by Gramophone magazine. The group subsequently released three more volumes of Scarlatti cantatas with countertenors David Daniels and Brian Asawa, as well as a recording of duets with sopranos Brandes and Dominique Labelle. The group has received two Diapasons d'Or for its recordings of Nicola Matteis' Ayres for the Violin, Vols. I and II. The Arcadian Academy presented the premiere performance of the newly reconstructed Vespers of St. Cecilia by Alessandro Scarlatti at the 2001 Göttingen Festival. Read less

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The Arcadian Academy is a chamber music ensemble founded and directed by conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas McGegan. It takes its name and inspiration from the original association founded in Rome in 1690, which was a group of artists, musicians, and writers dedicated to the reform of Italian culture. The modern-day Arcadian Academy is a period instrument ensemble made up of members from San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The Read more
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Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: I. Preludio - Prestissimo
Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: II. Sarabanda - Adagio; Vivace
Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: III. Gavotta con divisione
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: I. Alemanda ad imitatione d'un tartaglia
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: II. Movimento incognito - Variatione
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: III. Passaggio rotto
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: IV. Fantasia - Violino solo senza basso
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: V. Aria burlesca con molto bizzarie
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: I. Preludio Grave - Adagio, Prestissimo (Prelude)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: II. Aria con Divisione per far la mano (A division Ayre)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: III. Corrente (Courant)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: IV. Aria sminuita per far la mano (An Ayre to make a hand)
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: I. Fantasia à violino solo
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: II. Pavana Armoniosa
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: III. Il Russignolo
Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: I. Slow
Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: II. Almaine
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: I. Preludio Allegro - Prestissimo; Malinconico - Adagio (A melancholique prelude)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: II. Aria con divisione - Presto (Ayre with division)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: III. Adagio
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: IV. Minuetto (Minuett)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: V. Allegro; Adagio (Allegro)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VI. Aria con Divisione "For the Flute" (Ayre with division)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VII. Aria per Ballare, Vivace (A Ballett)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VIII. Corrente ala maniera Francese (Courant after the French manner)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: IX. Aria - Adagio; Presto (A Slow Ayre)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: X. Jigg - Prestissimo
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: I. Sonata
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: II. Aria, Variata
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: III. Corrente
Suite in D Major, Book 4, No. 43-46: I. Preludio
Suite in D Major, Book 4, No. 43-46: II. Aria Allegra
Suite in D Major, Book 4, No. 43-46: III. Sarabanda - Adagio
Suite in D Major, Book 4, No. 43-46: IV. Aria ò pur Rondeau - Prestissimo
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: I. Bizzarrie all'Umor Scozzese - Allegro (A Pretty Hard Ground after the Scotch Humour to make a hand)
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: II. Un poco di Grave - Adagio (An Easy Grave according to the French way)
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: III. Aria for the Flute - Presto (Ayre)


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