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The Venice Collection - An Excess Of Pleasure & The Winged Lion / Palladian Ensemble


Release Date: 08/01/2008 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 321   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Marco UccelliniNicola MatteisMatthew LockeChristopher Simpson,   ... 
Performer:  Pamela ThorbyRachel PodgerWilliam CarterJoanna Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Venice Collection: An Excess of Pleasure / The Winged Lion" brings together the music of 17th century Venice and the albums that launched the Palladian Ensemble onto the international music scene. "An Excess of Pleasure" was awarded Gramophone 'Editor's Choice' and both albums were awarded the Diapason d'Or. An essential series of early music from Venice, Leipzig, Versailles and London, played to perfection by topclass musicians, presented in stylish, glossy digipacks at a special price. The Palladian Ensemble (originally Rachel Podger, Pamela Thorby, Joanna Levine and William Carter) was a double-award winning group even before they released their first album, and made their Wigmore Hall debut in 1993. Gamba player Read more Susanne Heinrich and the prize-winning violinist Rodolfo Richter replaced Joanna Levine and Rachel Podger, but the Palladian Ensemble continued to tour extensively internationally enjoying consistent popularity with audiences and critics. The Palladian Ensemble were five times winners of the prestigious Diapason d'Or Award, (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2000) and twice had albums named Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonate, arie et correnti, Op. 3: Aria no 5 "La Bergamasca" by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), William Carter (Theorbo),
Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1645; Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2. Ayres for the Violin: Aria spagnola a due corde by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Ayres for the Violin, Book 1: Diverse bizzarrie su Sarabanda ò Ciaccona by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Rachel Podger (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1676; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4. Broken Consort: Suite in D major - no 1, Pavan by Matthew Locke
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1661-62; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Broken Consort: Suite in D major - no 2, Ayre by Matthew Locke
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1661-62; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6. Broken Consort: Suite in D major - no 3, Galliard by Matthew Locke
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1661-62; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7. Broken Consort: Suite in D major - no 4, Ayre by Matthew Locke
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1661-62; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8. Broken Consort: Suite in D major - no 5, Sarabande by Matthew Locke
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1661-62; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
9. Divisions on "John come kiss me now" by Christopher Simpson
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1659; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10. Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in A major: no 1, Slow by John Blow
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
11. Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in A major: no 2, Untitled by John Blow
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12. Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in A major: no 3, Brisk by John Blow
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13. Sonata by Biagio Marini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14. A Treatise of Good Taste in The Art of Musick: Auld Bob Morrice by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
15. A Treatise of Good Taste in The Art of Musick: Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16. A Treatise of Good Taste in The Art of Musick: Sleepy Body by Francesco Geminiani
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
17. Ayres for the Violin: Andamento malinconico by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
18. Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: Aria by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1685; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19. Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: Grave by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1685; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
20. Ayres for the Violin, Book 4: Ground in D major by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1685; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
21. Prophetess, Z 627: Chaconne by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
22. Ground upon a Scotch Humour by Nicola Matteis
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23. Sonata no 12 by Dario Castello
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
24. Varie partite del passemezo, ciaccona, capricii, e passagalii, Op. 7: no 3, Chaconne in G minor by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
25. Sinfonici concerti brevi e facili, Op. 9: Sinfonia nona à tre by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1667; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
26. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in F major, RV 100: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
27. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in F major, RV 100: 2nd movement, Untitled by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
28. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Bassoon in F major, RV 100: 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
29. Gagliarda no 2 by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
Rachel Podger (Violin), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
30. Corrente no 3 by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo),
Joanna Levine (Cello), Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
31. Avanti il Brando by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
Joanna Levine (Cello), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
32. Brando no 4 by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
33. Canzon à 3 by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
34. El Amor by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
35. Saldivar Codex no 4: La jotta by Santiago de Murcia
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
36. Sonata à 3 by Francesco Turini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
37. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, F 12 no 43/RV 84: 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 31 Secs. 
38. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, F 12 no 43/RV 84: 2nd movement, Andante by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
39. Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, F 12 no 43/RV 84: 3rd movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Flute), Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello),
Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), William Carter (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
40. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria no 11 "Il Caporal Simon" by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
41. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria no 14 "La mia Pedrina" by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba), Joanna Levine (Cello),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
42. Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Aria no 15 "La Scatola dagli agghi" by Marco Uccellini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Cello), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba),
William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
43. Corrente no 4 by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Joanna Levine (Cello), Pamela Thorby (Flute), William Carter (Theorbo),
Rachel Podger (Violin), Joanna Levine (Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palladian Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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