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The Trio Sonata In 18th-century Italy / London Baroque

Albinoni / Swedish London Baroque
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2015  
Composer:  Tomaso AlbinoniFrancesco Antonio BonportiAntonio VivaldiGiovanni Bononcini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Just as the seventeenth century saw the rise of the trio sonata to its position as the most important chamber music form, so the eighteenth century saw its decline and eventual demise. The seventh and penultimate disc in London Baroque’s highly acclaimed survey of the genre through the two centuries lets us sample these later developments in Italy, the nation where the genre had evolved some 100 years earlier. We do so through works by composers who are well-known (Vivaldi), unknown (Bonporti), known for the wrong reasons (Albinoni never composed the famous – or infamous – Adagio) and ignored by mistake (the trio sonata that inspired Stravinsky to compose Pulcinella was by Domenico Gallo and not by Pergolesi, as was long believed). Among Read more our Italians are Locatelli and Tartini, two of the great violinist-composers of the period, as well as a trio largely active in musical centres outside of Italy: Bononcini, Sammartini and Porpora, who taught the young Haydn in Vienna in the 1750’s. Together their compositions come to form a mosaic, where proud traditions from Corelli and earlier (as seen in Vivaldi’s Folia and Albinoni’s dance suite) are gradually superseded by rococo traits. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Balletti (12) à 3, Op. 3: no 3 in G major by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
2. Sonate (10) da camera a tre, Op. 6: no 7 in G minor by Francesco Antonio Bonporti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
3. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
4. Divertimento da camera (8) for Violin/Recorder and Basso Continuo, Op. 7: no 2 in D minor by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
5. Sinfonie de camera (6), Op. 2: no 3 by Nicolo Porpora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
6. Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 5 in G minor by Giuseppe Sammartini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; England 
7. Sonatas (10) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 8: no 8 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744/1752; Amsterdam, Netherlan 
8. Trio Sonata no 1 in G major by Domenico Gallo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
9. Trio Sonata in D minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Balletto a 3 in G major, Op. 3 No. 3: I. Preludio: Largo
Balletto a 3 in G major, Op. 3 No. 3: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Balletto a 3 in G major, Op. 3 No. 3: III. Corrente: Allegro
Balletto a 3 in G major, Op. 3 No. 3: IV. Gavotta: Presto
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 6, No. 7: I. Preludio: Adagio
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 6, No. 7: II. Allemanda: Allegro
Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 6, No. 7: III. Giga: Presto
Trio Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 12, RV 63, "Follia"
12 Sonatas for the Chamber: Sonata No. 2: I. Largo - Andante
12 Sonatas for the Chamber: Sonata No. 2: II. Lento
12 Sonatas for the Chamber: Sonata No. 2: III. Allegro
12 Sonatas for the Chamber: Sonata No. 2: IV. Menuet I: Non presto - Menuet II: Presto
Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3: I. Adagio sostenuto
Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3: II. Allegro
Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3: III. Adagio
Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3: IV. Allegro
12 Sonatas, Op. 3: Sonata No. 5 in G minor: I. Andante sostenuto
12 Sonatas, Op. 3: Sonata No. 5 in G minor: II. Allegro
12 Sonatas, Op. 3: Sonata No. 5 in G minor: III. Sarabanda: Allegro ma non tanto e grazioso
10 Sonatas, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in D major: I. Largo andante
10 Sonatas, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in D major: II. Vivace
10 Sonatas, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in D major: III. Cantabile
10 Sonatas, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in D major: IV. Alla breve - Adagio
10 Sonatas, Op. 8: Sonata No. 8 in D major: V. Allegro molto
12 Trio Sonatas: No. 1 in G major: I. Moderato
12 Trio Sonatas: No. 1 in G major: II. Andantino
12 Trio Sonatas: No. 1 in G major: III. Presto
Sonata a 3 in D minor: I. Allegro
Sonata a 3 in D minor: II. Largo andante
Sonata a 3 in D minor: III. Presto

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