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Vivaldiana - Venetian Flute Music By Vivaldi & His Contemporaries / Form, Borner

Vivaldi / Form
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10255  
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiFrancesco Maria VeraciniTomaso AlbinoniJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Michael FormDirk Börner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite Vivaldi’s impressive output of highly demanding solo concertos for 'flauto' or 'flautino' only one single sonata has survived. Nevertheless there is an overwhelming quantity of music which already was subject of many transformations during the famous “Red Priest’s” time. Traces of Vivaldi’s concertos, violin sonatas and even sacred music can be found in a collection of Six Sonatas by Ignazio Sieber, a German oboe and flute teacher at the Ospedale della Pietà. Other Venetian composers are included in this album: Albinoni’s Sonate da chiesa Opus 4 is a forgery similar to Vivaldi’s Il pastor fido which gives way to further alterations. Although Benedetto Marcello composed twelve original sonatas in order to satisfy the appetite Read more of the steadily increasing circle of northern European recorder aficionados, a thirteenth sonata which does not have to defer to the market requirements of eighteenth century amateurs, emerged. Together with Vivaldi’s virtuoso Trio for recorder and bassoon and Veracini’s expressive Sonata Sesta, Michael Form, flutist, and Dirk Börner, harpsichordist, have created a fascinating panorama where the borderline between original, transcription, improvisation and likely post-Vivaldi era music are floating, in a very baroque manner denying the romantic idea of opus absolutum.

Michael Form and Dirk Börner, with Melanie Flahaut, bassoon and Delphine Biron, violoncello offer an adventure in exploring new avenues when it comes to recreating Venetian sonatas for recorder and basso continuo.
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Works on This Recording

1. Trio Sonata for Recorder, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in A minor, F 15 no 1/RV 86 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
2. Sonatas (12) for Violin/Recorder and Basso Continuo: no 6 in A minor by Francesco Maria Veracini
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; Italy 
3. Sonatas (6) da chiesa for Violin and Basso Continuo: Excerpt(s) by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
4. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
5. Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in F minor by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
6. Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in D minor by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
7. Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in F major, RV 52 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
8. Chaconne by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Michael Form (Flute), Dirk Börner (Harpsichord)

Sound Samples

Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86: I. Largo
Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86: II. Allegro
Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86: III. Largo cantabile
Trio Sonata in A minor, RV 86: IV. Allegro molto
Recorder Sonata No. 6 in A minor: I. Largo
Recorder Sonata No. 6 in A minor: II. Allegro
Recorder Sonata No. 6 in A minor: III. Allegro - Adagio
Recorder Sonata No. 6 in A minor: IV. Allegro
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op. 4, No. 2: I. Adagio
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op. 4, No. 2: II. Allegro
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op. 4, No. 2: III. Largo
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op. 4, No. 2: IV. Allegro
Fugue in B minor on a theme by Albinoni, BWV 951: Praeludio
Fugue in B minor on a theme by Albinoni, BWV 951: Fuga
Recoder Sonata in F minor (after A. Vivaldi): I. Preludio: Andante (after RV 14)
Recoder Sonata in F minor (after A. Vivaldi): II. Capriccio: Allegro (after RV 16)
Recoder Sonata in F minor (after A. Vivaldi): III. Sarabanda: Largo (after RV 621)
Recoder Sonata in F minor (after A. Vivaldi): IV. Allegro (after RV 143)
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recoder and organ): I. Preludio: Andante
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recoder and organ): II. Corrente: Allegro
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recoder and organ): III. Adagio
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3, RV 14 (arr. for recoder and organ): IV. Giga: Allegro
Recorder Sonata in F major, RV 52: I. -
Recorder Sonata in F major, RV 52: II. Allemanda
Recorder Sonata in F major, RV 52: III. Aria di Giga (after RV 1 and RV 192a)
Recorder Sonata in F major, Op. 2, No. 12: V. Ciaccona: Allegro

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