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The Contest Of Apollo & Pan


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 756   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dario CastelloTarquinio MerulaBiagio MariniGiovanni Antonio Bertoli,   ... 
Performer:  Ben SansomSally HolmanSteven DevineTassilo Erhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner of the 2001 International Early Music Network Young Artists' Competition, Apollo & Pan is a dynamic young group which explores the numerous hitherto neglected works for violin, bassoon and keyboard from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, using both Renaissance and baroque instruments. Tassilo Erhardt and Sally Holman met and formed Apollo & Pan while studying at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In England they were joined by the keyboard player Steven Devine who was the winner of the inaugural Broadwood Harpsichord Competition in 1993. The virtuoso sonatas of Dario Castello offer a synopsis of the crucial stage of development in instrumental music during the early seventeenth century. They are complemented here by dances Read more and an anthology of the most common variations of the time. The instrumentation is particularly noted for the virtuosic writing for bassoon. Little is known about the life of Castello apart from what can be learnt from the title pages of his collections, on which he calls himself the leader of the wind band at the San Marco basilica in Venice. During the sixteenth century it was the duty of the basilica's second organist to arrange wind music for special ceremonies. Castello's two collections of virtuoso instrumental music are milestones in the repertoire, and led to a considerable number of reprints for several decades after their initial publication. The five works recorded here represent the typical virtuoso sonatas of the then modern stile concertato, which implied the interaction of diverse musical forces. The second large group of pieces featured here consists of variation movements, which enjoyed their greatest popularity during the seventeenth century. Apollo & Pan here performs music by some of the finest and most progressive writers of the age, including Sonata No. 7 by Bertoli, a Ciaccona by Merula, the Sonata on E tanto tempo hormai by Turini, Fuggi dolente core by Marini and a Sontata on Un aria francese by Rossi. Apollo & Pan has performed at the South Bank Early Music Festival, York Early Music Festival, Spitalfields Festival and many other regional festivals across the UK. BBC Radio 3 has broadcast its concerts and it has featured on 'Music Restored', 'In Tune', and 'The Early Music Show'. Individually, the members of Apollo & Pan play regularly with leading early music groups and period orchestras such as The Hanover Band, I Fagiolini, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and The Parley of Instruments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 10 à 3 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
2.
Chiaccona à 2, Op. 3 by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
3.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 4 à 3 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
4.
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22: Sonata sopra "Fuggi dolente core" by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
5.
Compositioni musicali: Sonata no 7 by Giovanni Antonio Bertoli
Performer:  Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
6.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Sinfonia by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
7.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Brando by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
8.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Gagliarda by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
9.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Corrente by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Ben Sansom (Violin), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
10.
Il secondo libro di toccate: Toccata no 1 in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
11.
Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 1: Capriccio Fra Iacopino sopra l'aria di Ruggiero by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1615/1628; Rome, Italy 
12.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, brandi e corrente: Sonata no 3 by Salomone Rossi
Performer:  Sally Holman (Dulcian), Ben Sansom (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Renaissance 
13.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 7 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Sally Holman (Dulcian), Ben Sansom (Violin),
Tassilo Erhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
14.
Anchor che col partire by Cypriano de Rore
Performer:  Steven Devine (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1547 
15.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 8 à 2 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Tassilo Erhardt (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Sally Holman (Dulcian),
Ben Sansom (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
16.
Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op. 22: Balletto no 1 by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Tassilo Erhardt (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Sally Holman (Dulcian),
Ben Sansom (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
17.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 9 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Tassilo Erhardt (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Sally Holman (Dulcian),
Ben Sansom (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 
18.
Madrigali (libro I): Sonata "E tanto tempo hormai" by Francesco Turini
Performer:  Tassilo Erhardt (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Sally Holman (Dulcian),
Ben Sansom (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo & Pan
Period: Baroque 

Featured Sound Samples

Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi (Buonamente): Sinfonia
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, brandi e corrente (Rossi): Sonata no 3

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