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The Renaissance Of Venetian Baroque / Accademia Vivaldiana Di Venezia

Albinoni / Accademia Vivaldiana Di Venezia
Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802192   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marco UccelliniGiovanni Battista FontanaGiovanni Battista VitaliArcangelo Corelli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In this comprehensive survey of Italian Baroque sonatas and concertos, the virtuoso period-instrument ensemble Accademia Vivaldiana takes its lead from Frescobaldi’s address to the reader in his first volume of toccatas. There the great organist enjoins on the performer an exceptional degree of interpretative freedom, and the improvisatory aspect of these performances will surely move and beguile the listener just as the composers intended. We visit the three cities that were the focus of the new age of Italian instrumental music in the mid-17th century – Modena, Venice and Bologna – and hear music by such key figures as Marco Uccellini, Giovanni Legrenzi, the Gabrielis and Giovanni Battista Vitali. Later, Bologna would cede its Read more pre-eminence as Venice became the cultural and economic heart of Europe and the undisputed centre of Italian music. The solo sonatas and concertos of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Galuppi and Marcello, with their expansive, flowing and richly ornamented melodies, tell the story of Venice with a melodic immediacy that reflects familiar scenes, places and colours: a musical equivalent of the landscapes of Tintoretto and Veronese. While a hint of nostalgic melancholy sometimes pervades the slow movements – perhaps reflecting the watery setting of their composers’ city – the Allegros, full of light and joy, remind us of all the glories of Venice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonate, arie et correnti, Op. 3: Aria no 5 "La Bergamasca" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1645; Venice, Italy 
2. Sonata No.15 for 2 cornettos, dulcian, organ & continuo by Giovanni Battista Fontana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
3. Sonate da chiesa, Op. 9: Sonata in D major by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
4. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 9 in F major by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
5. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F major, RV 19 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716; Venice, Italy 
6. Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 11 in E minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; Venice, Italy 
7. Sonata for Recorder, 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 6 in D minor by Francesco Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8. Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 9 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
9. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon II a 6 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
10. Trio Sonata in A major by Antonio Lotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
11. Chamber Concerto for Recorder, Oboe and Bassoon in G minor, RV 103 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
12. Trio Sonata in G major by Baldassare Galuppi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
13. Trio Sonata in G major by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
14. Sonatas (12) for Recorder and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in F major by Benedetto Marcello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1712; Italy 
15. Fantasia by Orazio Vecchi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
16. Sonatas (18), Op. 2: no 12, La porcia by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
17. Sonata no 11 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
18. Ricercar no 7 by Andrea Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
19. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
20. Chamber Concerto for Flute, Bassoon and Basso Continuo in F major, RV 100 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1716 
21. Ciaccona in C major by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
22. Sonate, symphonie ... e retornelli, Op. 8: Sonata sopra la Monica by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Written: 1626, pub. 1629 
23. Sonata fantasia "L'eroica" by Andrea Falconieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
24. Sonata in A minor by Giovanni Battista Bassani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
25. Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in A minor by Diogenio Bigaglia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
26. Trio Sonata for Violin, Cello and Basso Continuo in C minor, RV 83 by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
27. Sonata in G major by Giovanni Benedetto Platti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Vivaldiana

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