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Grand Tour / Trio Settecento


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 1002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Dario CastelloAlessandro StradellaBiagio MariniArcangelo Corelli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The sublime early-instrument ensemble Trio Settecento (1700s Trio) has taken listeners on an unprecedented country-by-country Grand Tour of the European Baroque through a series of four recordings, issued individually between 2007 and 2012. Each album provides an in-depth exploration of the musical styles of a single country - Italy, Germany, France, England. Now, the entire critically acclaimed series is available as a specially priced boxed set.

Trio Settecento brings fresh insights to music from the Age of Enlightenment through its passionate, authoritative and distinctive interpretations. The trio of Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine, cellist and violist da gamba John Mark Rozendaal, and harpsichordist
Read more and organist David Schrader perform music by composers likely to be familiar to even casual fans of Baroque music. But they also proceed to offer a wealth of delightful discoveries by composers less well known.

'An Italian Sojourn' focuses on the Italian and Italian-influenced composers who were enamoured with the newly emergent solo “voice” of the violin.

On 'A German Bouquet', Trio Settecento takes listeners beyond the music of Bach and Buxtehude. While the CD includes works by those two giants of the German Baroque, it also offers rarely heard repertoire by composers who were among the greatest German violinists of the era.

Trio Settecento captures the poetic gestures of the Gallic school on 'A French Soirée', a program that illuminates divergent cultural sensibilities of Baroque France. Some works illustrate the regal, socially conservative and authoritarian aesthetic of the court of Louis XIV. Others, which would have been heard in the salons of disaffected nobles and wealthy merchants, reflect a more free-spirited, cosmopolitan and humanistic outlook.

'An English Fancy' focuses on the fantasy, the form that infatuated English Baroque composers. Listeners venture into unusual realms of sonic imagination by virtue of the daring experiments in melody, harmony, counterpoint and other musical elements heard in these 16th- and 17th-century works.

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Review:

Chicago-based label Çedille has reissued four albums recorded by the American early music ensemble Trio Settecento in a box set simply titled Grand Tour. The classic education of the upper class in the 17th century included a tour of the European continent, and these albums offer a similar regimen for the music of the time. An Italian Sojourn, A German Bouquet, A French Soirée, and An English Fancy give a well-rounded presentation of western European Baroque music, from such composers as Corelli, Handel, Buxtehude, Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Byrd, and Purcell, among others of less renown. Yet it is the all-inclusive nature of these recordings that give them credibility as a reflection of the period, for listeners of the Baroque era were just as immersed in the works of minor composers, such as Castello, Veracini, Muffat, Pisendel, Rebel, Leclair, Jenkins, and Baltzar, as they were with their more celebrated contemporaries. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, viola da gambist John Mark Rozendaal, and harpsichordist/organist David Schrader perform on all four discs, so the consistency and high quality of their playing can be attributed to their long-term collaboration.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 1: Sonata no 8 à 2 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Sinfonia in D minor by Alessandro Stradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for trumpet & continuo in D minor by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 3 in C major by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Sonatas (12) e una pastorale, Op. 1: no 13, Pastorale in A major, B A16 by Giuseppe Tartini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Classical 
Written: 1734 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Sonatas (12) accademiche for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in D minor by Francesco Maria Veracini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; Italy 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Nobelman by Johann Schop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8.
Sonata in D minor by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Austria 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Armonico tributo: Sonata no 1 in D major by Georg Muffat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682; Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Sonatas (12) for Violin, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 2 in D minor by Johann Philipp Krieger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Violin, Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in D minor, Op. 1 no 5/BuxWV 256 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12.
Sonatas (6) for Violin, Viola da Gamba/Violin and Basso Continuo: no 3 in A major by Philipp Heinrich Erlebach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 13 Minutes 29 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Georg Pisendel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14.
Flore, ballet, LWV 40 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 7 in G minor - Allemande by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 7 in G minor - Sarabande by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
17.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 7 in G minor - Siciliène by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
18.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 7 in G minor - Gavotte by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
19.
Concerts royaux: Concert no 3 in A major by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Paris, France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 15 Minutes 24 Secs. 
20.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 8 in D minor by Jean-Féry Rebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21.
Pièces de clavecin en concerts: 4th Concert by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1741; France 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 10 Minutes 27 Secs. 
22.
Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat major, Op. 5/4 by Jean-Marie Leclair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 15 Minutes 37 Secs. 
23.
Sellinger's Round, MB 84 by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
24.
Captaine Humes Poeticall Musicke: Captain Hume Lamentation by Tobias Hume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
25.
Fantasia-suite for 2 violins, 2 violas da gamba & continuo in G minor (Ms.) by John Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 11 Minutes 23 Secs. 
26.
Little Consort: Suite in G minor-major by Christopher Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 11 Minutes 31 Secs. 
27.
Divisions on "John come kiss me now" by Thomas Baltzar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
28.
Bonduca: Overture by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
29.
Distressed Innocence: Slow Air by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
30.
The Virtuous Wife: Air by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1694 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
31.
The Married Beau: Hornpipe on a Ground by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
32.
The Fairy Queen: Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
33.
Pavan for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 3 in B flat major, Z 750 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
34.
Hornpipe (from Abdelazer, "Hole in the Wall") by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
35.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
36.
Fugue for Violin and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1026 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
37.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E minor, BWV 1023 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Written: Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of C 
Length: 10 Minutes 23 Secs. 
38.
Sonata da camera, for violin & bass in F major, Op. 6/2 by Pietro A. Locatelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 16 Minutes 34 Secs. 
39.
Fantasia-Suite for violin, bass viol & organ No. 8 in D major by William Lawes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 11 Minutes 39 Secs. 
40.
La Guitare, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 107) by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
41.
Prélude, for viola da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book III, No. 92) by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
42.
Chaconne, for 2 violas da gamba & continuo in G major (Pièces de viole, Book I, No. 82) by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
43.
Suite for treble viol (or violin), bass viol & optional continuo No. 3 in B flat major (For Several by Matthew Locke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Settecento
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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 SIMPLY ENTHRALLING MUSIC August 1, 2016 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "Grand Tour is filled with four discs of music that will simply enthrall you. The music by the Trio Settecento is excellently played, and Cedille has done a beautiful job of engineering. Best of all, the music never sounds monotonous as you will enjoy the variety it provides by using the music of so many composers. This is a set that you should not be without. The price is a steal also." Report Abuse
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