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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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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Mozart: Mozart: String Quintets K 515 & 516 / Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415
Release Date: 03/10/2009   Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord  
Catalog: 1951512   Number of Discs: 1
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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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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
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Dolce
II. Allegro
III. Andante un poco
IV. Presto
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio ma non tanto
IV. Allegro
I. (Adagio)
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro (Cembalo Solo)
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro
V. Allegro
III. Cantabile, ma un poco adagio, BWV 1019a (alternative 2nd version)
III. Cantabile, ma un poco adagio, BWV 1019a (alternative 2nd version)
I. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
II. Adagio
III. Allegro - Adagio
IV. Largo - Allegro
I. Preludio
II. Allemande
III. Sarabande
IV. Giga
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro
I. Preludio
II. Sarabanda
III. Giga
I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Andante - Largo
IV. Allegro - Adagio
V. Vivace
I. Vivace - Grave
II. Allegro
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. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo e spiccato
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Allegro assai
I. Preludio. Adagio
II. Allegro vivo
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
I. Andante
II. Menuetto
III. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Menuetto
III. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Moderato
II. Polonoise andante
III. Menuetto
I. Andante
II. Polonoise andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
I. Allegro assai
II. Polonoise andante
III. Tempo di Menuetto
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. Grave - Allegro - Adagio - Grave - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro (Fuga)
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro (Fuga)
I. Grave
II. Allegro (Fuga)
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Vivace
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro (Gigue)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro (Fuga)
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro (Fuga)
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Allegro (Gigue)
I. Grave
II. Allegro (Fuga)
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro (Fuga)


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