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A Solo / Paolo Pandolfo


Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 30403   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paolo PandolfoDiego OrtizWilliam CorkineTobias Hume,   ... 
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fêted by critics when it was first issued, but for some time now unavailable, this recording is reissued on Glossa as a testament to the unique contribution that Paolo Pandolfo continues to make to the art of music-making. Pandolfo has always manifested a modern human streak in his playing of the viola da gamba, demonstrating how an instrument which was born in the 16th century can still speak directly and eloquently to us today. This was vividly encapsulated on an inspirational recording on Glossa which came out back in 1998, bearing the title 'A solo' which proclaims both the personal touch, but also the exposed presence of one performer playing alone. Pandolfo takes the listener on a journey across European gamba music from its Read more beginnings in the 16th century in Italy and Spain, including music by Diego Ortiz, its adoption into the Stuart psyche in the British Isles through Tobias Hume, William Corkine and Richard Sumarte, onto its age of supreme elegance with Marin Marais and M. de Machy in the times of Louis XIV in France, and thence to the 18th-century German Courts, nourished by French and Italian influences, and expressed in a wholly original way by JS Bach (Pandolfo’s transcription of his fourth Cello Suite) and by the “swansong” style of CF Abel. Topped and tailed by Pandolfo’s own, heartfelt, contributions to the instrument’s repertory, 'A solo' harnesses virtuosity worn lightly with the power of a stringed instrument to “sing” and to make harmony. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aria della Monicha, variations for viola da gamba by Paolo Pandolfo
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo (Bass Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Passamezzo antico by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Passamezzo moderno by Diego Ortiz
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
The Punckes delight by William Corkine
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
The first part of ayres: no 42, A Pauin by Tobias Hume
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Daphne, for viol by Richard Sumarte
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7.
Whoope doe me no harm, for viol by Richard Sumarte
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8.
Come live with me, and be my love by William Corkine
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Suite for viola da gamba No. 5 in D minor: Prélude by Machy (Demachy)
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
10.
Pičces de viole, Book 4: Suite no 7 "d'un goűt étranger" - Le badinage by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
11.
Pičces de viole, Book 2: Suite no 4 in B minor - Les voix humaines by Marin Marais
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
Aire en rondeau, for viol by Sainte-Colombe le Fils
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
13.
Arpeggiata (Prélude), for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871) by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Work(s): [unspecified] Adagio by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
15.
Allegro, for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871) by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
16.
A Solo (Tombeau), for viola da gamba by Paolo Pandolfo
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
17.
Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Finca El Cam 
Length: 20 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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