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Les Galanteries - Mandolin Music From 18th-century Paris / Artemandoline

Artemandoline
Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94636   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousChristoforo SignorelliGiuseppe ZaneboniSalvador Castro de Gistau,   ... 
Performer:  Juan Carlos MuñozMari Fe [Baroque mandolin] PavonManuel MunozAlla Tolkacheva,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Galant pleasures' seems an apt description for this release, which presents a charming selection of works written for the mandolin in 18th-century Paris. Indeed, it was around this time that a number of plucked instruments came into vogue, and the mandolin in particular found great success among the nobility and middle classes, taking part in an atmosphere of intellect and refinement that prompted a new artistic direction in music of the period, revolutionising audiences' tastes and sensibilities along the way.

Zaneboni, Altieri, Cifolelli, de Gistau, de Ferreira: many of the composers included hailed from different parts of Europe, eventually settling in Paris where music for the mandolin was reaching its zenith. The vast
Read more majority, if not all, will be unfamiliar with listeners, but this should not discourage them from tapping into a gem-packed compendium built around a number of sonatas as well as arias -- works which highlight the instrument's divertissement role in salons of the time. Acclaimed period-performance group Artemandoline is the featured ensemble, all of its members having undertaken painstaking research in order to recapture the standards of mandolin playing once enjoyed among the upper echelons of society, and which has set new standards in the interpretation and perception of 17th- and 18th-century works. Joined by soprano Nathalie Pearson, this release marks their second recording for Brilliant Classics, the first dedicated to the complete mandolin sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti (94477).

Other information:
- New recording recorded August 2012.
- Contains detailed notes on the composers and artist biographies.
- The mandolin, originally a folk music instrument, came into vogue in 18th century Paris, where the nobility and middle class became fond of the charming, modest but melodious qualities of this plucked instrument. With some moderate skill it was even possible for amateur players to reach a satisfactory result.
- This CD presents an exquisite bouquet of works written for the mandolin: genre pieces, sonatas and arias written by composers mostly forgotten nowadays, but highly fashionable in their time.
- The ensemble Artemandoline did extensive research into this genre, taking painstaking efforts to recreate this perfumed era of the Stile Galante, playing period instruments.
- Excellent liner notes written by the artists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for mandolin & continuo in G minor by Anonymous
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Mari Fe [Baroque mandolin] Pavon (Mandolin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for baroque mandolin & lute in G major by Christoforo Signorelli
Performer:  Mari Fe [Baroque mandolin] Pavon (Mandolin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for mandolin & continuo by Giuseppe Zaneboni
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Manuel Munoz (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Minuetto afandangado: Andante con variazioni, for guitar & continuo by Salvador Castro de Gistau
Performer:  Manuel Munoz (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Ariette for voice & mandolin by Giovanni Cifolelli
Performer:  Alla Tolkacheva (Mandola), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson (), Mari Fe [Baroque mandolin] Pavon (Mandolin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
6.
Air de Julie, song for voice, mandolin & guitar by Pietro Denis
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Sonatas (3) for 2 mandolins & continuo by Paolo Altieri
Performer:  Mari Fe [Baroque mandolin] Pavon (Mandolin), Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Petit Air, for voice & mandolin by Wilhelm Cramer
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
9.
Ariette for voice & mandolin by Joseph Carpentier
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10.
Air de serrurier, for voice, mandolin & guitar by Pietro Denis
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
11.
Air de déserteur, for voice, mandolin & guitar by Pietro Denis
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Nathalie [Soprano (Vocal)] Pierson ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for mandolin & continuo by Aleixo B. de Ferreira
Performer:  Juan Carlos Muñoz (Mandolin), Jean-Daniel [Viola da gamba] Haro ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artemandoline Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 08/2012 
Venue:  Église Romane de Mont-Saint-Martin, Long 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Mandolin Sonata: I. Allegro
Mandolin Sonata: II. Andante
Mandolin Sonata: III. Menuet
Minuetto afandangado: Andante con variazioni
Ariette
Air de Julie
Trio Sonata for 2 Mandolins: I. Allegretto
Trio Sonata for 2 Mandolins: II. Andantino
Trio Sonata for 2 Mandolins: III. Allegretto
Petit air
Ariette
Sonata in G minor [Paris, France, 18th Century]: I. Allegro
Sonata in G minor [Paris, France, 18th Century]: II. Andante
Sonata in G minor [Paris, France, 18th Century]: III. Presto
Air de serrurier
Air de deserteur
Mandolin Sonata: I. Allegro moderato
Mandolin Sonata: II. Andante
Mandolin Sonata: III. Rondo allegro
Mandolin Sonata: I. Allegro
Mandolin Sonata: II. Allegro giga
Mandolin Sonata: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Mandolin Sonata: IV. Andante
Mandolin Sonata: V. Minuetto

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