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Andrew Manze - Portrait


Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2907278   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe TartiniGiovanni Antonio PandolfiAntonio VivaldiMarco Uccellini,   ... 
Performer:  Andrew ManzeRichard EgarrJaap ter LindenCaroline Balding
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicRomanesca
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you're already an Andrew Manze fan, you probably have most if not all of the recordings represented on this compilation (22 tracks from 11 albums, ranging from composers as well-loved as Bach and Vivaldi to the more obscure Pandolfi and Rebel). Even so, hearing these selections back-to-back is a reminder of just how dazzling he is, a virtuoso technician with a limitless imagination. With Manze, there's no need to qualify his talents (something along the lines of "well, he's quite good for one of those early music/period performance fiends"). He's not just a great Baroque violinist; he is among today's pre-eminent musicians, period. And if you haven't delved into his recordings yet,
Read more here's a golden opportunity.


Even if you do already own his catalog, Portrait is almost worth the budget purchase price for Manze's thoughtful and well-written liner notes. Far from giving a self-serving recitation of his accomplishments, he has provided an absorbing essay that addressses some of the issues surrounding historically informed performance practices as well as his own attraction to the Baroque repertoire. (The highly articulate Manze, who read Classics at Cambridge, is a stark contrast to many other musicians whose educations have been, shall we say, largely limited to the practice room.) Whether Manze is performing solo or with the Academy of Ancient Music, the sound is uniformly crisp and excitingly present.
--Anastasia Tsioulcas, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill": 1st movement, Larghetto affettuoso by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Date of Recording: 05/1997 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 3, La Melana by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1660; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 8 no 5/RV 253 "La tempesta di mare": Excerpts by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  St. Jude-on-the-Hill, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata over toccata no 5 by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1645; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin no 6 in G minor, HWV 324: 3rd movement, Musette by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1997 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Violin no 6 in G minor, HWV 324: 4th movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1997 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
7.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 6 in B minor, 3rd movement - Gracieusement by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Jaap ter Linden (Bass Viola da gamba), Andrew Manze (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Stichting Kerkje Valkkoog, Netherlands 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 6 in B minor, 4th movement - Viste by Jean-Féry Rebel
Performer:  Jaap ter Linden (Bass Viola da gamba), Andrew Manze (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1713; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Stichting Kerkje Valkkoog, Netherlands 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 3 in E major, BWV 1016: 1st movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  St. George's Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Suite for 2 Violins "Gulliver": Intrada by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Caroline Balding (Violin), Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1994 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Suite for 2 Violins "Gulliver": Lilliputsche Chaconne by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Caroline Balding (Violin), Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1728; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1994 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, E. Woodhay, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
12.
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22: Sinfonia sesto tono by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
13.
Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op. 22: Balletto quarto allemano by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
14.
Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op. 22: Sinfonia terzi tono by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3: 3rd movement by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3: 4th movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17.
Concerti grossi (12) after Op. 5 of Arcangelo Corelli: no 12 in D minor "La Follia" by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  St. John's Smith Square, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 19 Secs. 
18.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrew Manze (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  St. George's Brandon Hill, Bristol 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Manze 

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