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Music of the Italian Baroque / Il Giardino Armonico

Castello / Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 100011  
Composer:  Dario CastelloGiovanni Battista SpadiBiagio MariniTarquinio Merula,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Many Old Music lovers will greet this DVD video with a relieved sigh of ”Thank goodness – at last!“ The ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, founded in 1985 by Giovanni Antonini and Luca Pianca, here offers nothing less than a representative repertoire: mostly forgotten baroque Italian music, interpreted sonorously and expressively with verve, joy and an inexhaustible range of tonal color. Yet as well as regaling the discerning music–lover’s ear, there is also much for his eyes to enjoy: this video was recorded in Sicily, at various sites around Palermo, uniting the picturesque landscapes of southern Italy with the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Tarquinio Merula and others. A feast for eyes and ears therefore, in a wholly satisfying and successful Read more combination.

Bonus: Introductions by the musicians and score as subtitle for all Vivaldi compositions.

Special features:
- Score as subtitle for all Vivaldi compositions
- English introductions by the musicians

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, French, Dutch / Score Plus
Running time: 60 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 5) Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata no 14 ŕ 3 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Anchor che co'l partire (after a madrigal by Cipriano de Rore) by Giovanni Battista Spadi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Sonate, symphonie e retornelli, Op. 8: Sonata La Monica by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Italy 
Ciaccona ŕ 3 by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Chamber Concerto in D major, RV 90 "Il gardellino" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Chamber Concerto for Flute, 2 Violins and Bassoon in G minor, RV 104 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An Interesting Baroque Program July 4, 2016 By Wayne H. (McAlester, OK) See All My Reviews "This offering of Italian Baroque music combines well-recorded performances by an experienced period instrument ensemble with various outdoor locations in Sicily and deliberately arty camerawork. I have yet to see a successful mixing of classical music with video special effects (even Disney's Fantasia was at best a mixed bag), and the effort here tends to distract from, rather than add to the music. The best piece on this DVD is Vivaldi's well-known lute concerto, which is a charmer, but the other works are worth hearing. Just don't let the attempted video artistry get in the way." Report Abuse
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