Chiara Banchini

Biography

Born: 1946, Lugano, Switzerland   Country: Switzerland   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Swiss violinist Chiara Banchini is the co-founder and leader of the period instrument group Ensemble 415, which takes its name from the pitch recommended in old Baroque-era treatises for the note A below middle C: 415 cycles per second.*

Banchini was born in Lugano, Switzerland and graduated from the Geneva Conservatory. Afterwards, Banchini studied with violinist Sandor Végh, but in the meantime had developed an interest in Baroque
Read more violin techniques and decided to further her studies with Belgian violinist Sigiswald Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Upon earning her diploma, Banchini accepted a teaching post at the Centre for Early Music in Geneva, and at this time she began to appear on the concert circuit as a solo artist. After Banchini relocated from Geneva to the Schola Cantorum in Basel in 1981, in her own words she "felt the need to fill a vacuum in the Swiss musical vista" and formed Ensemble 415, her period instrument orchestra playing at Baroque pitch, rather than at the modern A of 440 cycles per second. The band attracted an immediate following as a live group, but did not develop an international reputation until it reached an exclusive recording agreement with the French label Harmonia Mundi in 1989. In 1992 Banchini and Ensemble 415 scored a critical and commercial hit with their recording of Arcangelo Corelli's Concerti grossi, Op. 6. Even more popular, and to date the most famous of Ensemble 415's recordings, was the 1996 release of the Stabat Mater of Antonio Vivaldi with guest vocalist Andreas Scholl, who later toured with Ensemble 415 in this work and became a star in his own right.

Banchini has also recorded for the labels Erato, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Virgin, Accent, Astreé, and for the Zig Zag Territories label. Banchini plays a Nicola Amati violin, which was handcrafted in Italy in 1674.

* Actually about a half-step below the modern standard of A-440. ed Read less

Boccherini: Stabat Mater, Symphonies / Chiara Banchini, Agnes Mellon, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 07/12/2011   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 501933   Number of Discs: 2
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Bach: Cantatas Pour Alto / Jacobs, Banchini, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 08/12/2003   Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord  
Catalog: 1951273   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: Stabat Mater, Etc / Banchini, Scholl, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 01/23/1996   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 901571   Number of Discs: 1
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1+1  Boccherini: Stabat Mater, Etc / Banchini, Et Al
Release Date: 08/08/2006   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 2901933   Number of Discs: 2
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Tartini: Concerti / Ensemble 415, Banchini, Gatti
Release Date: 02/09/2010   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 1951548   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: 1946, Lugano, Switzerland   Country: Switzerland   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Swiss violinist Chiara Banchini is the co-founder and leader of the period instrument group Ensemble 415, which takes its name from the pitch recommended in old Baroque-era treatises for the note A below middle C: 415 cycles per second.*

Banchini was born in Lugano, Switzerland and graduated from the Geneva Conservatory. Afterwards, Banchini studied with violinist Sandor Végh, but in the meantime had developed an interest in Baroque
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Largo - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
I. Largo - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
II. Largo
II. Largo
III. Allegro - Adagio
III. Allegro - Adagio
IV. Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Largo andante
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Largo andante
II. Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro - Adagio
III. Grave - Andante largo - Allegro
III. Grave - Andante largo - Allegro
I. Preludio
I. Preludio
II. Allemande
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
III. Corrente
IV. Gavotta
IV. Gavotta
V. Adagio
V. Adagio
VI. Minuetto
VI. Minuetto
I. Largo - Allegro - Adagio
I. Largo - Allegro - Adagio
II. Grave - Vivace - Allegro
II. Grave - Vivace - Allegro
I. Preludio
I. Preludio
II. Allemande
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
III. Corrente
IV. Minuetto
IV. Minuetto
I. Adagio - Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio - Vivace
II. Adagio - Vivace
III. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
I. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
II. Adagio
II. Adagio
III. Allegro - Adagio
III. Allegro - Adagio
IV. Largo - Allegro
IV. Largo - Allegro
I. Preludio
I. Preludio
II. Allemande
II. Allemande
III. Sarabande
III. Sarabande
IV. Giga
IV. Giga
I. Adagio - Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
II. Largo
III. Vivace
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Preludio
I. Preludio
II. Sarabanda
II. Sarabanda
III. Giga
III. Giga
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro
II. Allegro
III. Andante - Largo
III. Andante - Largo
IV. Allegro - Adagio
IV. Allegro - Adagio
V. Vivace
V. Vivace
I. Vivace - Grave
I. Vivace - Grave
II. Allegro
II. Allegro
No. 6 in F Major, I. Adagio
Vivace - Allegro - Largo (Pastorale)
Vivace - Allegro - Largo (Pastorale)
Trio Sonata No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 1, RV 64: I. Preludio, largo
Trio Sonata No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 1, RV 64: II. Corrente, allegro
Trio Sonata No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 1, RV 64: III. Grave
Trio Sonata No. 8 in D Minor, Op. 1, RV 64: IV. Giga, allegro
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Largo con espressione
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo - Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e spiccato
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Grave -
III. Allegro e solo
IV. Presto
V. Adagio
VI. Allegro assai
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Allegro assai
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio e staccato
V. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Fuga
V. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
V. Affetuoso
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro assai
II. Andantino con moto
III. Andante sostenuto. Allegro assai con moto
I. Allegro giusto
II. Andante
III. Allegro ma non presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino
III. Allegro vivace. Tempo di Minuetto. Allegro vivace
"Stabat Mater dolorosa". Grave assai
Cujus animam gementem. Allegro
Quae moerebat et dolebat. Allegretto con motto
Qui est homo. Adagio assai - Recitativo
Pro peccatis suae gentis. Allegretto
Eja mater, fons amoris. Larghetto non tanto
Tui nati vulnerati. Allegro vivo
Virgo virginum praeclara. Andantino
Fac ut portem Christi mortem. Larghetto
Fac me plagis vulnerari. Allegro commodo
Quand corpus morietur. Andante lento
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Vivace
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
Sinfonia
Recitative: Io che d'amore nemica (Clori)
Recitative: Tormentata l'alma mia (Clori)
Recitative: Clori perche si mesta (Tirsi, Clori)
Aria: Prigoniera di finti legami (Tirsi)
Recitative: Stimi sognato il laccio (Tirsi, Clori)
Aria: Disprezzami cosi (Clori)
Recitative: Non puo sprezzarti un che t adora (Tirsi, Clori)
Aria: Per te peno (Tirsi, Clori)
Recitative: Clori barbara clori (Fileno)
Aria: Alma infida (Fileno)
Recitative: Hor che dentro al mio petto (Clori, Fileno)
Aria: Solo e felice (Clori)
Recitative: L arco del nume infante (Fileno, Tirsi, Clori)
Aria: Tacero pupille amate (Tirsi)
Recitative: Era tuo vanto un giorno (Fileno, Clori)
Aria: Io geloso (Fileno, Clori)
Recitative: Ma senti (Clori, Fileno)
Aria: Se di te venino amante (Clori)
Recitative: Dunque a tua voglia (Clori, Felino, Tirsi)
Aria duetto: Basta il tuo fallo (Clori, Fileno)
Recitative: Non m'ami, e il labro tuo (Fileno, Clori, Tirsi)
Aria: Dal bell idolo (Tirsi)
Recitative: Vanne Fileno (Clori, Fileno)
Aria: Per far scempio d un core (Clori)
Recitative: Se estinto vuoi mi rarmi (Fileno, Clori)
Aria: Quanto sangue ho nel mio petto (Fileno)
Recitative: Or che non v e chi osservi (Tirsi, Clori)
Aria: Purti riveggio ancor (Tirsi)
Recitative: Tirsi vedesti mai (Clori, Tirsi)
Aria: Tortorella (Clori)
Recitative: Mio tesero e clori moi bene (Tirsi)
Aria: Se un gran piacere puo far morire (Tirsi)
Recitative: Morir paventi (Clori)
Aria: Chi d amore disprezza il dardo (Clori)
I. Sonata. Grave
Allegro e presto
II. Allemande. Grave e forte
III. Grave
IV. Gavotta. Allegro e forte
V. Grave
VI. Menuet. Allegro e forte
I. Sonata. Grave
Allegro
II. Grave
III. Forte e allegro. Grave
IV. Aria
V. Grave
VI. Sarabanda. Grave
VII. Grave
VIII. Borea. Alla breve
I. Sonata. Grave
Allegro
II. Courante
III. Adagio
IV. Gavotta
V. Rondeau
I. Sonata. Grave - (Allegro)
II. Balletto
III. Adagio - Presto
IV. Menuet
V. Adagio
VI. Aria. Presto
I. Allemanda. Grave
II. Adagio
III. Fuga
IV. Adagio - (Allegro) - Adagio
V. Passagaglia. Grave
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Ciaccona
Cessate, omai cessate
Ah ch'infelice sempre
A voi dunque ricorro
Nell'orrido albergo ricetto di pene
I. Largo molto
II. Allegro ma poco andante
Filiae maestae Jerusalem
Sileant zephyri
Sed tenebris diffusis
Stabat Mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
O quam tristis
Quis est homo
Quis non posset
Pro peccatis suae gentis
Eja mater, fons amoris
Fac ut ardeat
Amen


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