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Gabrieli: Sonate E Canzoni / Toet, Dickey, Concerto Palatino


Release Date: 04/10/2007 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1951688   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem JansenCharles ToetLiuwe Tamminga
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giovanni Gabrieli elevated the instrumental canzona to a level of sophistication that both refined its vocal qualities and anticipated the growth of the Baroque concerto style. Concerto Palatino’s survey, taken mostly from the Sacrae symphoniae (1597) and Canzoni e sonate (1615), demonstrates the two phases of this development. And, by recording in the generously proportioned acoustics of the church of San Petronio in Bologna – the characteristics of whose organs most closely resemble the Venetian instruments sadly lost from St Mark’s – Dickey’s musicians persuasively conjure a sound that the composer might have envisaged.

Finely judged balance between sonorous ‘choral’ textures and lively dance passages animates the festive
Read more character of the ‘Canzon septimi toni’ and, most impressively, in the two contrasting versions of the ‘Canzon duodecimi toni’ (tracks 8 and 10) from the Sacrae symphoniae. Meanwhile, this group’s tonal brilliance and sparkling virtuosity in the fast-moving fioriture in the pieces from the 1615 collection reveal most consistently Gabrieli’s feeling for the essence of instrumental music, confirming his formal mastery and exploitation of the excellent instrumentalists available to him at St Mark’s.

Mellifluous phrasing in the works for organs alone vividly recalls the timbral sweetness for which Gabrieli’s own organ playing was renowned.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon V a 7 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon primi toni a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon noni toni a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon VIII a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon X a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Ricercar primo toni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon duodecimi toni a 10 (C3554) by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9. Canzona per sonar no 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 - no 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon VI a 7 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon duodecimi toni a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon XI a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
15. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata octavi toni a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon XII a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Charles Toet (Trombone), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
17. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon XIV a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
18. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon XVI a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Liuwe Tamminga (Organ), Jan-Willem Jansen (Organ), Charles Toet (Trombone)
Conductor:  Bruce Dickey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1998 
Venue:  San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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