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The Trio Sonata In 17th-century Italy / London Baroque


Release Date: 11/27/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1795  
Composer:  Giovanni Paolo CimaFrancesco TuriniGiovanni BuonamenteDario Castello,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In their survey of the trio sonata, the four members of London Baroque have already visited France, England and Germany before arriving at the actual birthplace of the genre – Italy in the 17th century. There the years around 1600 had seen ground-breaking developments in vocal music, such as the seconda prattica characterised by the clear division between a single melodic line and a supporting continuo bass. Now instrumental music was becoming important in its own right, and soon the violin was recognized as the ideal vehicle for a new style which is obvious already in the very first trio sonatas, such as Giovanni Paolo Cima’s Sonata a tre from 1610. The term ‘trio sonata’ is a later expression, and in 17th-century Italy the terms commonly Read more used were ‘Sonata a due’ (two melody instruments plus continuo), and ‘Sonata a tre’ (three melody instruments – usually two soprano and one bass – plus continuo). The form could also vary, from ‘free’ sonatas to sets of variations, chaconnes and passacaglias. From this almost bewildering variety, London Baroque has selected 16 works which chart the development from the origins of the genre to its ‘coming of age’ with Arcangelo Corelli, in the 1680s. Already famous in his own lifetime, when he was one of the most influential composers in all of Europe, Corelli is an exception among the composers featured here: many of his colleagues are all but forgotten today, and little is known about their lives. There are also great gaps in our knowledge about the music itself – for instance regarding the instrumentation (what kind of cello would have been used?) and the use of ornaments. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata a tre by Giovanni Paolo Cima
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Milan, Italy 
2.
Madrigali (libro I): Sonata a Tre Secondo Tuono by Francesco Turini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
3.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente...: Sonata no 8 sopra La Romanesca by Giovanni Buonamente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Italy 
4.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 10 à 3 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
5.
Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, libro terzo, Op. 12: Ciaccona by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1637; Italy 
6.
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata no 26 "La Proserpina" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
7.
Folias echa para mi Señora Doña by Andrea Falconieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
8.
Corenti e Balletti, Op. 4: Ciaconna by Maurizio Cazzati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
9.
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22: Sonata sopra fuggi dolente core by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
10.
Canzon à 3 by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
11.
Sonate da chiesa (16), Op. 8: La Boiarda by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1663; Italy 
12.
Sonate, cioe balletti: Il Marcquetta by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
13.
Sonate da chiesa, Op. 6: Sonata Quinta dell' Ottavo Tuono un tuono piu alto by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
14.
Varie partite del passemezo, ciaccona, capricii, e passagalii, Op. 7: Ciaccona by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
15.
Sonata no 12 by Giacinto Pestolozza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
16.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 12 in D major by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Rome, Italy 

Sound Samples

Concerti ecclesiastic: i: Sonata a Tre
Madrigali, Book 1: Sonata a Tre Secondo Tuono
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Sonata 8 sopra La Romanesca
Sonata decima a 3
Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Book 3, Op. 12: Chiacona
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata No. 26, "La Prosperina"
Il primo libro di canzone, sinfonie, fantasie, capricci, brandi, correnti, gagliarde, alemane, volte: Folias echa para mi Senora Dona
Corenti e Balletti, Op. 4: Ciaconna
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate, Op. 22: Sonata sopra fuggi dolente core
Musiche sacre concernenti messa, e salmi concertati con istromenti, imni, antifone et sonate: Canzon a 3
La Fugazza, Book 3, Op. 8: Sonata a 3, "La Boiarda"
Sonate, cioe balletti: Il Marcquetta
Sonate da chiesa, Op. 6: Sonata Quinta dell' Ottavo Tuono un tuono piu alto
Varie partite del passemezo, ciaccona, capricii, e passagalii, Op. 7: Ciaccona
Sonata No. 12: Sonata XII
Sonata a 3 in D major, Op. 1, No. 12

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