Giovanni Antonini

Biography

Born: Milan, Italy  
Recorder player and conductor Giovanni Antonini is one of the leaders of the Italian period instruments movement.

He studied flute and recorder in his native Milan, attending the Civica Scuola di Musica in that city and the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He became a leading recorder soloist, and has appeared with Gustav Leonhardt, Christoph Coin, and Katia and Marielle Labeque. He regularly appears at leading music festivals and
Read more has made several European tours, as well as trips to Malaysia, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

In 1985, he became a founding member of Il Giardino Armonico (The Harmonic Garden), an original instruments group founded in Milan by a select group of international-caliber period instrument players, all of whom graduated from various European universities and conservatories after specialized study in original instruments technique and interpretation and in musical research. Il Giardino Armonico was one of the earliest important original instruments ensembles in Italy, whose musical culture was not quick to embrace the "authenticity" movement. Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico have been credited with beginning to raise interest in period performance in Italy.

In 1989, Antonini became one of the directors of the organization and began to conduct the ensemble. He has directed their appearances on the Teldec and London (Decca) labels, winning leading recording awards, including the Diapason d'Or, Choc de la Musique, Grand Prix des Discophiles, the Gramophone Award, the Echo-Preis, the Cecila Award of Belgium, and the Fondazione Cini Award of Venice. Their very first recording, in 1992, won the Vivaldi Record Prize.

Antonini's conducting of Il Giardino Armonico has included performances of Baroque operas such as Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Handel's Agrippina, and Pergolesi's La Serva padrona.

He is also a regular conductor of the Settimane Bach of Milan and has appeared as guest conductor with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in the Canary Islands, the Salzburg Camerata Academica, and the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the oratorio Il martirio di San Lorenzo by Francesco Bartolomeo Conti at the Salzburg Festival, its first performance in modern times. Read less

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Biography

Born: Milan, Italy  
Recorder player and conductor Giovanni Antonini is one of the leaders of the Italian period instruments movement.

He studied flute and recorder in his native Milan, attending the Civica Scuola di Musica in that city and the Centre de Musique Ancienne in Geneva. He became a leading recorder soloist, and has appeared with Gustav Leonhardt, Christoph Coin, and Katia and Marielle Labeque. He regularly appears at leading music festivals and
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Menuet - Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
I. Adagio
II. Allegro di molto
III. Minuet and Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Presto
II. Andante
III. Finale: Presto
Sinfonia
Introduzione - "Ite sul colle, o Druidi"
"Svanir le voci!"
"Meco all?altar di Venere "
"Me protegge, me difende "
"Norma viene"
"Sediziose voci, voci di guerra"
"Casta Diva"
"Fine al rito"
"Ah! bello a me ritorna"
"Sgombra è la sacra selva, compiuto il rito"
"Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!"
"Eccola! va, mi lascia, ragion non odo"
"Va, crudele, al Dio spietato"
"Vanne, e li cela entrambi"
"Adalgisa!"
"Oh! rimembranza!"
"Ah! sì, fa core, e abbracciami"
"Ma di?... l?amato giovane quale fra noi si noma?"..."Oh non tremare "
"Oh! di qual sei tu vittima ".."Oh! qual traspare orribile".."Norma! de? tuoi rimproveri"
"Perfido! - Or basti...Vanne, sì: mi lascia, indegno "
Scena ? Introduzione - "Dormono entrambi"
"Mi chiami, o Norma!"
"Deh! con te, con te li prendi"
"Mira, o Norma"
"Si, fino all?ore estreme"
"Non parti?"
"Guerrieri! a voi venirne"
"Ah! del Tebro al giogo indegno fremo io pure"
"Ei tornerà"
"Squilla il bronzo del Dio!"
"Guerra, guerra!"
"Né compi il rito, o Norma?"
"In mia man alfin tu sei".."Già mi pasco ne? tuoi sguardi"
"Dammi quel ferro"
"Qual cor tradisti, qual cor perdesti"
"Norma! deh! Norma, scolpati!"
"Deh non volerli vittime"
1. In furore iustissimae irae
Recit: Miserationum Pater
2. Tunc meus fletus
3. Alleluia
1. Exsultate, jubilate
2. Fulget amica dies
3. Tu virginum corona
4. Alleluia
Sarri : Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins & Viola in A minor : I Largo
Sarri : Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins & Viola in A minor : II Allegro
Sarri : Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins & Viola in A minor : III Larghetto
Sarri : Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins & Viola in A minor : IV Spiritoso
Scarlatti, Domenico : Mandolin Sonata in D minor K90 : I Grave
Scarlatti, Domenico : Mandolin Sonata in D minor K90 : II Allegro
Scarlatti, Domenico : Mandolin Sonata in D minor K90 : III Allegro
Durante : Concerto for 2 Violins & Viola in G minor : I Affettuoso
Durante : Concerto for 2 Violins & Viola in G minor : II Presto
Durante : Concerto for 2 Violins & Viola in G minor : III Largo affettuoso
Durante : Concerto for 2 Violins & Viola in G minor : IV Allegro
Scarlatti, Alessandro : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in A minor : I Allegro
Scarlatti, Alessandro : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in A minor : II Largo
Scarlatti, Alessandro : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in A minor : III Fuga
Scarlatti, Alessandro : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in A minor : IV Piano
Scarlatti, Alessandro : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in A minor : V Allegro
Mancini : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in D minor : I Amoroso
Mancini : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in D minor : II Allegro
Mancini : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in D minor : III Largo
Mancini : Sonata for Recorder & 2 Violins in D minor : IV Allegro
Corelli : Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto] : I Vivace - Grave
Corelli : Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto] : II Allegro
Corelli : Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto] : III Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
Corelli : Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto] : IV Vivace
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto]: V. Allegro
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, 'Fatto per la notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto]: VI. Pastorale
Vivaldi : Concerto in E major RV270, 'Il riposo' / '...per il Natale' : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in E major RV270, 'Il riposo' / '...per il Natale' : II Adagio
Vivaldi : Concerto in E major RV270, 'Il riposo' / '...per il Natale' : III Allegro
Torelli : Concerto à quattro in G minor Op.8 No.6, 'per il Santissimo Natale' : I Grave - Vivace
Torelli : Concerto à quattro in G minor Op.8 No.6, 'per il Santissimo Natale' : II Largo
Torelli : Concerto à quattro in G minor Op.8 No.6, 'per il Santissimo Natale' : III Vivace
Vivaldi : Sonata in A major RV59, 'Il pastor fido' : II Pastorale
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : I Allegro
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : I Allegro
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : II Pastorale
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : II Pastorale
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : III Andante
Antonacci : Sinfonia Pastorale in G major for 2 Violins : III Andante
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : I Pastorale
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : II Aria - Presto
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : III Aria - Grave
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins & Viola : IV Aria - Pastorale
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : V Minuet
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : VI Passacaglia
Pez : Concerto Pastorale in F major for 2 Recorders, 2 Violins and Viola : VII Aria
Manfredini : Concerto grosso in C major Op.3 No.12, 'con una Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale' : I Largo
Manfredini : Concerto grosso in C major Op.3 No.12, 'con una Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale' : II Largo
Manfredini : Concerto grosso in C major Op.3 No.12, 'con una Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale' : III Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV. 98, 'La tempesta di mare': I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV. 98, 'La tempesta di mare': II. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 1, RV. 98, 'La tempesta di mare': III. Presto
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV. 104, 'La notte': I. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV. 104, 'La notte': II. Fantasmi
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV. 104, 'La notte': III. Presto
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV. 104, 'La notte': IV. Il Sonno - Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV. 104, 'La notte': V. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 93: I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 93: II. (Largo)
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 93: III. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV. 442, 'Tutti gli istrumenti sordini': I. Allegro, ma non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV. 442, 'Tutti gli istrumenti sordini': II. Largo e cantabile
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, Op. 10, No. 5, RV. 442, 'Tutti gli istrumenti sordini': III. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 94: I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 94: II. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major, RV. 94: III. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor, RV. 108: I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor, RV. 108: II. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor, RV. 108: III. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, RV. 107: I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, RV. 107: II. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, RV. 107: III. Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Violins & 2 Cellos in D major RV564 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Violins & 2 Cellos in D major RV564 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Violins & 2 Cellos in D major RV564 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for 3 Violins in F major RV551 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for 3 Violins in F major RV551 : II Andante
Vivaldi : Concerto for 3 Violins in F major RV551 : III [Allegro]
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor RV531 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor RV531 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor RV531 : III Allegro
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A Major, RV 552, 'Per eco in lontana': I. Allegro
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A Major, RV 552, 'Per eco in lontana': II. Larghetto
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A Major, RV 552, 'Per eco in lontana': III. Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & 2 Cellos in C major RV561 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & 2 Cellos in C major RV561 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & 2 Cellos in C major RV561 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & Cello in F major RV544, 'Il proteo ossia il mondo al rovescio' : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & Cello in F major RV544, 'Il proteo ossia il mondo al rovescio' : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto for Violin & Cello in F major RV544, 'Il proteo ossia il mondo al rovescio' : III [Allegro]
Vivaldi : Concerto in C Major, RV 558: I. Allegro molto
Vivaldi : Concerto in C Major, RV 558: II. Andante molto
Vivaldi: Concerto in C Major, RV 558: III. Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in D minor for Viola d'Amore and Lute RV540 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in D minor for Viola d'Amore and Lute RV540 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto in D minor for Viola d'Amore and Lute RV540 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in C major for Mandolin RV425 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in C major for Mandolin RV425 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Concerto in C major for Mandolin RV425 : III [Allegro]
Vivaldi : Trio in G minor RV85 : I Andante molto
Vivaldi : Trio in G minor RV85 : II Larghetto
Vivaldi : Trio in G minor RV85 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Trio in C major RV82 : I Allegro non molto
Vivaldi : Trio in C major RV82 : II Larghetto
Vivaldi : Trio in C major RV82 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in G major for 2 Mandolins RV532 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Concerto in G major for 2 Mandolins RV532 : II Andante
Vivaldi : Concerto in G major for 2 Mandolins RV532 : III Allegro
Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV. 269, 'Spring': I. Allegro
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : II Largo
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in E major Op.8 No.1 RV269, 'Spring' : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : I Allegro non molto
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : II Adagio - Presto
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons] Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.2 RV315, 'Summer' : III Presto, tempo impetuoso d'estate
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F major Op.8 No.3 RV293, 'Autumn' : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F major Op.8 No.3 RV293, 'Autumn' : II Adagio
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F major Op.8 No.3 RV293, 'Autumn' : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 RV297, 'Winter' : I Allegro non molto
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 RV297, 'Winter' : II Largo
Vivaldi : Le quattro stagioni [The Four Seasons], Violin Concerto in F minor Op.8 No.4 RV297, 'Winter' : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Oboe Concerto in D minor Op.8 No.9 RV454 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Oboe Concerto in D minor Op.8 No.9 RV454 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Oboe Concerto in D minor Op.8 No.9 RV454 : III Allegro
Vivaldi : Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.8 RV332 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.8 RV332 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Violin Concerto in G minor Op.8 No.8 RV332 : III Allegro
Biber : Battalia in D major : I Sonata - Allegro
Biber : Battalia in D major : II Allegro
Biber : Battalia in D major : III Presto
Biber : Battalia in D major : IV Der Mars [The March]
Biber : Battalia in D major : V Presto
Biber : Battalia in D major : VI Aria
Biber : Battalia in D major : VII Die Schlacht [The Battle]
Biber : Battalia in D major : VIII Lamento der Verwundten - Adagio
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : I Allegro
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : II Die Nachtigal [The Nightingale]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : III Der Cu Cu [The Cuckoo]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : IV Der Fresch [The Frog]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : V Adagio
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : VI Die Henne und der Hahn [The Hen and the Cock]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : VII Presto
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : VIII Die Vachtel [The Quail]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : IX Die Katz [The Cat]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : X Musquetier Mars [The Musketeers' March]
Biber : Violin Sonata in A major : XI Allamande
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : I Praeludium - Grave - Presto
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : II Allamande
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : III Sarabande
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : IV Gigue - Presto
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : V Aria
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : VI Trezza
Biber : Partia VII in C minor : VII Arietta variata
Locke : The Tempest : I Introduction
Locke : The Tempest : II Galliard
Locke : The Tempest : III Gavot
Locke : The Tempest : IV Saraband
Locke : The Tempest : V Lilk
Locke : The Tempest : VI Curtain Tune
Locke : The Tempest : VII First Act Tune - Rustik Air
Locke : The Tempest : VIII Second Act Tune - Minoit
Locke : The Tempest : IX Third Act Tune - Corant
Locke : The Tempest : X Fourth Act Tune - A Martial Jigge
Locke : The Tempest : XI Conclusion - A Canon 4 in 2
Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : I Overture
Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : II Air
Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : III Gavotte
Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : IV Bourée
Bach, JS : Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major BWV1068 : V Gigue
Vivaldi : Flute Concerto in C major RV443 : I Allegro
Vivaldi : Flute Concerto in C major RV443 : II Largo
Vivaldi : Flute Concerto in C major RV443 : III Allegro molto
Marcello : Oboe Concerto in D minor : I Andante
Marcello : Oboe Concerto in D minor : II Adagio
Marcello : Oboe Concerto in D minor : III Presto
Pachelbel : Canon & Gigue in D major : I Canon
Pachelbel : Canon & Gigue in D major : II Gigue


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