Nicola Matteis

Biography

Born: 1650; Naples, Italy   Died: 1709; London, England  
Nicola Matteis was the leading violin virtuoso in the London scene in the last part of the seventeenth century and a minor composer of considerable popularity in his time. Practically nothing is known of his early life. He arrived in England in the early 1670s and he appears to have been too shy or reserved in his initial appearances, for the merchant who sponsored him had to get him "to be free, easy and familiar, and to let Gentlemen, not the Read more best hands, to have his company in consorts." In other words, to let amateurs with not too much ability sit in, provided they had useful amounts of clout.

He was credited with changing the English taste for violin playing from the French style to a newer Italian approach to the instrument. His reputation grew through the 1670s and 1680s and resulted in popularity of his growing list of published works. However, it is difficult to track his career as he was apparently not interested in applying for jobs in royal service. If he had applied or received such a position, the fact would have been recorded in Lord Chamberlain's Office. His only mention there is as a potential founder of the proposed Royal Academy (with Draghi, Finger, Purcell, and others), a project that never came to be. His compositions are lively, well-crafted, and expressive and are all in the form of instrumental music and a few songs. Matteis tended to give precise instructions with his published music, knowing that many of his customers were amateurs. He provided bowing instructions, explanations of ornaments, tempos, and other directions in prefaces to his publications. These are valuable resources for scholars reconstructing performance practices of the time. Read less
Matteis: Ayres for the Violin - Suites & Sonatas Vol II / McGegan
Release Date: 02/09/2011   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 907108   Number of Discs: 1
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Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: I. Slow
Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: II. Almaine
WORKS
Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: I. Slow
Almand's by Mr. Nicola Matteis: II. Almaine
I. Preludio
II. Aria
III. Aria - Allegro
IV. Gavotta
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: I. Fantasia à violino solo
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: II. Pavana Armoniosa
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Book 2, No. 22-24: III. Il Russignolo
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: I. Sonata
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: II. Aria, Variata
Sonata in E Major, Book 2, No. 30-32: III. Corrente
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: I. Alemanda ad imitatione d'un tartaglia
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: II. Movimento incognito - Variatione
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: III. Passaggio rotto
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: IV. Fantasia - Violino solo senza basso
Suite in A Minor, Book 2, No. 25-29: V. Aria burlesca con molto bizzarie
I. Preludio in ostinatione
II. Passaggio rotto
III. Andamento malinconico
IV. Ricercata
V. Corrente da orecchie
VI. Corrente da piedi
VII. Sarabanda
VIII. Giga
IX. Fuga
Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: I. Preludio - Prestissimo
Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: II. Sarabanda - Adagio; Vivace
Sonata in F Major, Book 3, No. 7-9: III. Gavotta con divisione
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: I. Preludio Allegro - Prestissimo; Malinconico - Adagio (A melancholique prelude)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: II. Aria con divisione - Presto (Ayre with division)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: III. Adagio
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: IV. Minuetto (Minuett)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: V. Allegro; Adagio (Allegro)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VI. Aria con Divisione "For the Flute" (Ayre with division)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VII. Aria per Ballare, Vivace (A Ballett)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: VIII. Corrente ala maniera Francese (Courant after the French manner)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: IX. Aria - Adagio; Presto (A Slow Ayre)
Suite in C Minor, Book 3, No. 23-32: X. Jigg - Prestissimo
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: I. Preludio Grave - Adagio, Prestissimo (Prelude)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: II. Aria con Divisione per far la mano (A division Ayre)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: III. Corrente (Courant)
Suite in G Minor, Book 3, No. 41-44: IV. Aria sminuita per far la mano (An Ayre to make a hand)
I. Sonata - Adagio
II. Fuga
III. Vivace
IV. Fuga - Presto
V. Alemanda, per far la mano
VI. Aria
VII. Aria - Allegro
I. Preludio - Presto
II. Andamento con divisione
III. Aria facile - Presto
IV. Serio - Adagio
V. Aria in Passaggio - Prestissimo
VI. Corrente - Allegro
VII. Jigg - Allegro
VIII. Preludio a due corde
IX. Fuga - Allegro
X. Andamento Affetuoso
XI. Minuetto con sua divisione
I. Preludio in D la sol re - Prestissimo
II. Fuga in Fantasia - Presto
III. Grave - Adagio
IV. Ground in D la sol re - Allegro
I. Preludio semplice - Adagio
II. Motivo - Presto
III. Fuga a due corde
IV. Aria - Presto
V. Passaggio a solo
VI. Allegro - Prestissimo
VII. Ground
VIII. Aria Amorosa - Adagio
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: I. Bizzarrie all'Umor Scozzese - Allegro (A Pretty Hard Ground after the Scotch Humour to make a hand)
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: II. Un poco di Grave - Adagio (An Easy Grave according to the French way)
Suite in F Major, Book 4, No. 30-32: III. Aria for the Flute - Presto (Ayre)
I. Allemanda
II. Aria con divisioni
III. Courante
IV. Fuga
V. Sarabanda amorosa
VI. Andamento adagio
VII. Passagio rotto, Andamento veloce e Fantasia
VIII. Minuetto con sua divisione
IX. Gigg (harpsichord solo by J. Banister)
X. Scaramuccia prestissimo
I. Adagio
II. Gavotte (improvisation by J. Banister)
III. Jigg
IV. Aria con divisioni
V. Diverse bizzarie sopra la vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona
I. Prelude (improvisation by J.-A. Botticher)
II. Aria di sarabanda fatta
III. Sarabanda, adagio
IV. Andamento presto e con affetto
V. Preludio in delasolre terza maggiore
VI. Giga
I. Preludio semplice, adagio
II. Passagio a solo e adagio
III. Giga: Allegro
IV. Sarabanda con affetto
V. Fuga a due corde
VI. Prestissimo
VII. Ground
I. Gavotta con divisioni fatta
II. Ricercata
III. Corrente da piedi
IV. Adagio
V. Burlesca
VI. Corrente da orecchie


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