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Venetian Art 1600 - The New Instrumental Style By Fontana & Buonamente / Dongois, Le Concert Brise

Fontana / Concert Brise / Dongois
Release Date: 11/27/2012 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24253   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni BuonamenteGiovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The first sonatas composed at the beginning of the seventeenth century reflect the fundamental change that has taken place in vocal music around 1700. Starting out from the Florentine Camerata, the new style of recitar cantando developed, and laid down the foundation for the emergence of opera and madrigal. The appearance of an autonomous instrumental music, which was to become typical in the seventeenth century and which is relatively independent of the vocal models, is one of the consequences of this musical revolution. Two representatives of this generation of composers are Giovanni Battista Fontana and Giovanni Battista Buonamente, and it is no coincidence that both were violinists. The autonomy of the instrumental music goes hand in Read more hand with the growing importance of the violin, which gradually replaced the cornett in sacred music. This music is at the crossroads of all the influences and all the usual musical forms of the time. One can hear recitatives and arias, as well as sections reminiscent of organ toccatas. Accordingly William Dongois and his ensemble Le Concert Brisé have entrusted the melodic parts in their exciting recording of sonatas and dance movements by Fontana and Buonamente to violin and cornett, and it is fascinating to hear how this music characterises both echoes of the vocal music as well as typically instrumental diminutions and virtuosic passages. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia no 6 by Giovanni Buonamente
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
2.
Gaillarda by Giovanni Buonamente
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
3.
Corrente by Giovanni Buonamente
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
4.
Sonate per il violino, o altro istromento: Sonata no 9 by Giovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1641; Italy 
5.
Sonate per il violino, o altro istromento: Sonata no 3 by Giovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
6.
Sonate per il violino, o altro istromento: Sonata no 2 by Giovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1641; Italy 
7.
Sonate per il violino, o altro istromento: Sonata no 14 by Giovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1641; Italy 
8.
Sonate per il violino, o altro istromento: Sonata no 1 by Giovanni Fontana
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1641; Italy 
9.
Sonata no 4 à 2 by Giovanni Buonamente
Conductor:  William Dongois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Brisé

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