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Baroque Extravagances / Balestracci, Ensemble l'Amoroso

Valente / L'amoroso
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10233  
Composer:  Antonio ValenteMarco Antonio FerroCarlo GesualdoGiovanni Salvatore,   ... 
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Guido Balestracci is considered to be "one of the finest exponents of the viola da gamba" (Diapason, 2002). As a soloist and as director of his ensemble L'Amoroso, founded in 1997, he plays throughout Europe, the USA, South America and Asia. His recordings have met with an enthusiastic reception from the press and the public, winning such awards as the Goldberg Prize, 10 de Répertoire, Diapason d'Or and Diapason decouverte. He regularly appears with distinguished artists as Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo, Emma Kirkby, Gabriel Garrido, Christophe Coin, and Christophe Rousset. This recording - previously available on the Symphonia label under the title "Consonanze Stravaganti" - presents Italian music for consort of Read more viols. The program contains compositions written expressly for viols together with "arrangements" of compositions originally for other instruments, with the belief that the union of these two categories make up the "corpus" of works for viols of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tenore de Zefiro for viola da gamba by Antonio Valente
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
2.
Sonata (12), Op. 1: no 10 ŕ 4 by Marco Antonio Ferro
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1649; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Gagliarda del principe by Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
Period: Renaissance 
4.
Canzone Francese terza by Giovanni Salvatore
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
5.
Tocata del Signor Oratio Bassani by Francesco M. Bassani
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
6.
Ballo della Battaglia by Bernardo Storace
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso
7.
Ballo del Gran Duca by Giovanni Battista Buonamente
Conductor:  Guido Balestracci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble L'Amoroso

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