Claudio Scimone

Biography

Born: December 23, 1934; Padua, Italy  
Claudio Scimone is one of the international leaders of the chamber music and early music movements. He studied with Dimitri Mitropoulos and Franco Ferrara, and also studied early music and interpretation. In 1959, he formed the chamber orchestra I Solisti Veneti in Padua and has remained associated with it ever since. It quickly achieved a reputation for excellence, and in 1975, Scimone took the orchestra for its first appearance at the annual Read more Salzburg Festival in Austria, only to be invited back every year since. He has also led the orchestra on several world tours, appearing in 60 countries. Although the orchestra specializes in early music, Scimone has also been instrumental in commissioning works by Cristobal Halffter, Franco Donatoni, Marius Constant, and Sylvanno Bussotti, among others.

Meanwhile, Scimone has carried on an additional career as one of the most respected musicologists researching Italian music from the end of the Renaissance through Rossini. He prepared and edited the first modern editions of Tartini's then practically forgotten violin concertos and sonatas and has prepared editions of many Vivaldi operas. One of his most sensational modern premieres was his recording of Vivaldi's Orlando furioso in 1977, with Marilyn Horne and Victoria de Los Angeles, and his live performance of it in 1979 at the Teatro Filharmonico in Verona. He has prepared a critical edition of Rossini's Maometto II and has made first recordings or premiere modern performances of several Rossini operas. He is the author of an acclaimed treatise on performing practice, Segno, Significato, Interpretazione. He records for the Erato label, among others, and has more than 250 performances recorded under his baton.

In addition to concerts with I Solisti Veneti, he has conducted at Covent Garden, the Houston Grand Opera, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Verona Arena. At the last-named of those, in 1996 he performed the long-forgotten opera Les Danaïdes by Antonio Salieri. He has also conducted such leading orchestras as the O.R.T.F. Philharmonic; Melbourne, Tokyo, Houston, Montreal, Ottawa, and Dallas symphony orchestras; the Philharmonia of London; Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra; and the Royal Philharmonic of London. He has received the Grand Prix du Disque, a Grammy Award, and the Montreux World Disc Prize. Read less

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Biography

Born: December 23, 1934; Padua, Italy  
Claudio Scimone is one of the international leaders of the chamber music and early music movements. He studied with Dimitri Mitropoulos and Franco Ferrara, and also studied early music and interpretation. In 1959, he formed the chamber orchestra I Solisti Veneti in Padua and has remained associated with it ever since. It quickly achieved a reputation for excellence, and in 1975, Scimone took the orchestra for its first appearance at the annual Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto
Sonata in D Major for Trumpet, Two Violins and Continuo: I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Allegro (Trumpet solo)
V. Allegro
"Una furtiva lagrima"
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Concerto for Flute And Orchestra in F Major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV. 433, M. 454, F. VI, No. 12 "La tempesta di mare": I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Presto
Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets, Strings and Continuio, RV 537: I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Sonata in D Major for Trumpet, Two Violins and Continuo: I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Allegro (Trumpet solo)
V. Allegro
Preludio - "Bel conforto"
"Quanto è bella"
"Benedette queste carte!" - "Della crudele Isotta"
Marziale - "Come paride vezzoso" - "Or se m'ami"
"Intanto, o mia ragazza" - "Una parola, Adina"
"Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera"
"Che vuol dire codesta suonata?"
"Udite, udite, o rustici" - "Così chiaro"
"Ardir! Ha forse il cielo"
"Ecco il magico liquore" - "Va, mortale fortunato"
"Caro elisir! Sei mio!"
"Lallarallara" - "Esulti pur la barbara"
"Tran, tran, tran, tran - In guerra ed in amor"
"Signor sargente"
"Adina credimi"
"Andiam, Belcore" - "Fra lieti concenti"
Introduzione - "Cantiamo, cantiam" - "Poichè cantarvi alletta"
"Io son ricco e tu sei bella"
"Cantiamo, cantiam" - "Le feste nuziali"
"La donna è un animale"
"Venti scudi" - "Ai perigli della guerra"
"Qua la mano, giovinotto"
"Saria possibile?"
"Dell'elisir mirabile" - "E bellissima"
"Io già m'immagino" - "Come sen va contento!"
"Quanto amore!" - "Una tenera occhiatina"
"Una furtiva lagrima"
"Eccola!"
"Prendi; per me sei libero"
"Alto! Fronte!" - "Ei corregge ogni difetto"


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