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Veracini: Overtures / Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Cologne


Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93893   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Francesco Maria Veracini
Conductor:  Reinhard Goebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua Cologne
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



VERACINI Overtures: No. 1 in B?; No. 2 in F; No. 3 in B?; No. 4 in F; No. 6 in B? Reinhard Goebel, cond; Musica Antiqua Köln BRILLIANT 93893 (70:26)


This is a direct rerelease of five of Veracini’s overture-suites recorded in 1993, and originally issued as Archiv 439 937-2. The performances are nearly two decades old—quite a long time in early-music terms—but stand up well. Musica Antiqua Köln under Reinhard Goebel delivers its usual mix of well accented, highly disciplined performances, with a Read more variety of tempos that never steps over the edge into attention-getting gimmickry. Rhythms are incisive; inner voices are clearly outlined. Sound is good, too, spacious and transparent, yet with none of the addiction to over-resonant acoustics that small Baroque orchestras and chamber ensembles frequently employ, to their detriment.


The only reason to hold off from buying this album that I can foresee is a desire to get all the overture-suites along with the rest of Veracini’s concertos and sonatas: a project of violinist-conductor Federico Guglielmo that’s recently seen its first release, on cpo 777 302-2. But as these are being issued in a grab-bag fashion, with various pieces mixed in no particular order on each album, that could mean waiting quite a while. In the meantime, this one will do handsomely. The low price certainly isn’t a drawback, either.


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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 
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 
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 
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 
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 

Customer Reviews

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 stunni ng June 9, 2012 By John W. (Woori Yallock Vic., Australia) See All My Reviews "This is a very original collection, bright and frsh. The Playing by the Cologne Orchestra is superb. " Report Abuse
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