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Concerti Italiani - Bach, Et Al / Alessandrini, Et Al


Release Date: 07/20/2004 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 30301   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Benedetto MarcelloAntonio VivaldiAlessandro MarcelloJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Riccardo MinasiLuca PeveriniAntonio De SecondiAndrea Mion,   ... 
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As an astute businessman, Antonio Vivaldi wanted to ensure he got the best possible quality of printing and the highest circualtion for the works he decided to publish. So he naturally turned to the extremely efficient publishing houses of Amsterdam for his collections of concertos opus 3 (L'estro armonico, 1711) and 4 (La stravaganza, 1714), among others. Success was not long in coming - both he and the Venetian concerto of which he was the mosy brilliant representative quickly achieved fame all over Europe. To such an extent that very soon, at the little German court of Saxe-Weimar, a young Kapellmeister by the name of Johan Sebastian Bach studied them carefully, even transcribing for harpsichord some of the finest specimens, which were Read more to inspire him in his own compositions... The scene is set for this appealing new CD by Rinaldo Alessandrini, whose Vivaldian and Bachian credentials need no underlining: one need only recall his splendid recital of Bach's harpsichord music "all'italiana". Here, with his ensemble Concerto Italiano, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, not content with presenting the original versions of four magnificent concertos that attracted the attention of Bach the transcriber (two of them composed by talented Marcello brothers), not to mention the celebrated flute concerto La notte, he offers us the added bonus of his own reconstruction of the Cantor's "Italian Concerto" in what may have been its first version, now lost. Thus the masterpiece for solo harpsichord here becomes a "real" concerto for violon and strings, whose leaping vigour and exemplary transparency are totally convincing. Here is the transcriber transcribed - with delightful results! - Andante.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti Grossi (12), Op. 1: no 2 in E minor by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Riccardo Minasi (Violin), Luca Peverini (Cello)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Italy 
2.
Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor, Op. 3 no 11/RV 565 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Riccardo Minasi (Violin), Antonio De Secondi (Violin), Luca Peverini (Cello)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Andrea Mion (Oboe)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
4.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francesca Vicari (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Rinaldo Alessandrini. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 4 no 6/RV 316a by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Antonio De Secondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Luca Peverini (Cello), Mauro Lopes Ferreira (Violin), Laura Pontecorvo (Flute),
Francesca Vicari (Violin), Ettore Belli (Viola)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Cello in E minor, Op. 1, No. 2: I. Adagio e staccato
Concerto for Violin and Cello in E minor, Op. 1, No. 2: II. Vivace
Concerto for Violin and Cello in E minor, Op. 1, No. 2: III. Adagio e staccato
Concerto for Violin and Cello in E minor, Op. 1, No. 2: IV. Prestissimo
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565: I. Allegro - II. Adagio e spiccato - Allegro
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565: III. Largo e spiccato
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565: IV. Allegro
Oboe Concerto in D minor: I. Andante spiccato
Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio
Oboe Concerto in D minor: III. Presto
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. R. Alessandrini): I. Allegro
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. R. Alessandrini): II. Andante
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto" (arr. R. Alessandrini): III. Presto
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 6, RV 316a: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 6, RV 316a: II. Largo
Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 6, RV 316a: III. Allegro
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": I. Largo - Fantasmi: Presto - Largo
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": I. Presto
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": II. Il Sonno: Largo
Flute Concerto in G minor, Op. 10, No. 2, RV 439, "La notte": III. Allegro

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