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The Italian Job / Chandler, Le Serenissima


Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2371  
Composer:  Antonio CaldaraArcangelo CorelliGiuseppe TartiniAntonio Vivaldi,   ... 
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Gramophone Award-winning Adrian Chandler and his period-instrument ensemble La Serenissima present The Italian Job, a feast of instrumental color featuring oboes, bassoons, trumpets, trombone, timpani, strings and continuo, by some of the finest composers of the Italian baroque. The music on this release comes from four cities, each with a rich musical heritage: Venice, Bologna, Padua, and Rome. Adrian Chandler and his ensemble have received critical acclaim for their previous releases: “a Four Seasons for all seasons… To become another Four Seasons recommendation takes something special, and this absolutely is.” (Gramophone on Vivaldi Four Seasons AV 2344) “These are
Read more musicians who quite simply love their Vivaldi” (BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Month, AV 2287)

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REVIEW:

La Serenissima have a glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one's pulse rate with every new project, and this release has all their typical hallmarks: a fresh, zinging tone alive with vitality and enjoyment, an effortless easy panache from both ensemble and soloists, and the whole underpinned by a scholarly attitude to programming and performance style which is yet worn with light grace.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia in C Major for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Violin, Strings & Continuo by Antonio Caldara
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
2.
Sinfonia (Overture to Lulier's oratorio "S Beatrice d'Este"), WoO 1 by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Period: Baroque 
3.
Concerto for Violin in E major, D 51 by Giuseppe Tartini
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
4.
Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151 "Alla rustica" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Bassoon in C major, RV 467 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto ŕ cinque for 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo, Op. 9 No. 3 by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
7.
Sinfonia ŕ 4, G 33 by Giuseppe Torelli
Conductor:  Adrian Chandler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Serenissima
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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