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Veracini: 5 Ouvertures / Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln


Release Date: 04/18/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 439937   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Veracini's music is little known, but the neglect is as unjustified as the traditional unfavourable comparison with Vivaldi. Something of the particularity of his performing manner was noticed during Veracini's lifetime by the English historian Charles Burney, who once remarked that ''by travelling all over Europe he formed a style of playing peculiar to himself''. The same might be said of his composing, which far from being simply an assimilation of contemporary modes speaks with a sharply individual voice that constantly surprises with its freshness and originality.

The players of Cologne Musica Antiqua have latterly become persuasive advocates for some of the darker corners of the Italian concerto repertory that lie
Read more between the twin poles of Corelli and Vivaldi, and they approach Veracini with all the passion and vitality that have characterized some of their finest recordings of this repertory. As usual they use either period instruments or modern copies, and Reinhard Goebel's informed and committed direction teases out all the subtlety of Veracini's rich and varied textures. String tone is attractively alive and has been carefully varied to underscore all the variety of sound and timbre in the writing. In short, these are authoritative and commanding performances of bold if at times quirky music that no enthusiastic connoisseur of the period can afford to miss. Outstanding.

Iain Fenlon, The GRAMOPHONE (12/1994)
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Works on This Recording

1. Overture no 1 in B flat major by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Melanchthon Church, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2. Overture no 2 in F major by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Melanchthon Church, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3. Overture no 3 in B flat major by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Melanchthon Church, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4. Overture no 4 in F major by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Melanchthon Church, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5. Overture no 6 in B flat major by Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1993 
Venue:  Melanchthon Church, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Overture no 2: V. Gigue
Overture no 3: I. Largo

Sound Samples

Ouverture No.1 in B flat major: 1. Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
Ouverture No.1 in B flat major: 2. Menuett
Ouverture No.1 in B flat major: 3. Sarabande
Ouverture No.1 in B flat major: 4. Aire. Allegro
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 1. Largo - Allegro - Largo - Allegro
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 2. Gavotte
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 3. Sarabande. Lento
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 4. Menuett
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 5. Gigue
Ouverture No.2 in F major: 6. Menuett
Ouverture No.3 in B flat major: 1. Largo - Allegro
Ouverture No.3 in B flat major: 2. Aire. Allegro
Ouverture No.3 in B flat major: 3. Allegro
Ouverture No.3 in B flat major: 4. Sarabande
Ouverture No.3 in B flat major: 5. Gigue
Ouverture No.4 in F major: 1. Largo - Allegro
Ouverture No.4 in F major: 2. Gavotte. Allegro
Ouverture No.4 in F major: 3. (Appoggiata)
Ouverture No.4 in F major: 4. Gavotte ou Rondeau. Allegro
Ouverture No.4 in F major: 5. Gigue
Ouverture No.6 in B flat major: 1. Allegro
Ouverture No.6 in B flat major: 2. Largo
Ouverture No.6 in B flat major: 3. Allegro
Ouverture No.6 in B flat major: 4. Menuett

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