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Baroque - Albinoni, Bach, Vivaldi, Lotti, Loeillet / Eroica Trio


Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 56873   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio LottiTomaso AlbinoniAntonio Vivaldi,   ... 
Performer:  Sara Sant'AmbrogioAdela PeñaErika Nickrenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover, for the silk, lace and velvet outfits worn by the members of the Eroica Trio in the booklet photos do at least hint at the nature of the music-making on the disc. This is baroque repertoire played in an unabashedly old-fashioned way, warm and genteel, soft phrases delivered at stately tempos with lush vibrato, not a hint of the spare-toned edginess of many authentic instruments practitioners.
The romantic attitude is most strongly conveyed in the two well-known works heard in arrangements, the grandly tragic Adagio of Tommaso Albinoni and the dramatic Chaconne from J. S. Bach's D minor Partita, which here almost sounds more like a work of the 19th century than the 18th. The three trio sonatas
Read more by Antonio Vivaldi, his compatriot and contemporary Antonio Lotti and Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, are somewhat less arresting pieces but still given lovely, affectionate performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Adela Peña (Violin), Erika Nickrenz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 14 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Anne Dudley 
2. Sonata in G major by Antonio Lotti
Performer:  Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Adela Peña (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Adela Peña (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Eroica Trio
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by
Albinoni. 
4. Trio Sonata for Violin, Cello and Basso Continuo in C minor, RV 83 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Adela Peña (Violin), Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5. Sonata in D major by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Adela Peña (Violin), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello), Erika Nickrenz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 9 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Sonatas (6) for Flute, Oboe/Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 2 in B minor by Jean-B Loeillet
Performer:  Adela Peña (Violin), Erika Nickrenz (Piano), Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eroica Trio
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1999 
Venue:  St. Stephen's Church, Tiburon, CA 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Adagio in G minor
I. Allegro from Sonata in C minor, F. XVI No. 1
II. Largo from Sonata in C minor. F XVI No. 1
III. Allegro from Sonata in C minor, F. XVI No. 1
Sonata in B minor: I. Largo
Sonata in B minor: II. Allegro con spirito
Sonata in B minor: III. Adagio
Sonata in B minor: IV. Allegro
Chaconne from Partita in D minor
Sonata in D, Op. 2: I. Adagio-Allegro
Sonata in D, Op. 2: II. Arietta & Variations
Sonata in D, Op. 2: III. Largo-Vivace
Sonata in G: I. Largo
Sonata in G: II. Allegro
Sonata in G: III. Adagio
Sonata in G: IV. Vivace
Adagio in G minor

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  4 Customer Reviews )
 BRINGING THE BAROQUE TO LIFE!!! September 13, 2013 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "When Leopold Stokowski introduced his Bach transcriptions for orchestra, one commentator giving an interview on the premier Southern California classical music station was asked the question: What would Bach have thought about it? The elderly gentleman paused and answered the question in his strong accent: HE VOOD HAF KEELED HIM (translated--He would have killed him)!!!! This recording by the Eroica trio is a sheer joy for any fan of baroque music that wants to hear the music yearn and breathe, something considered taboo for the refined puritan baroque extremist. This performance is lush and colorful, incredibly well played and vivid! And I think the composers themselves would have been overjoyed with how these wonderful musicians brought their music to life as never imagined! THIS ONE IS A TRUE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!!!" Report Abuse
 The showcase of my Baroque Collection August 9, 2013 By Anthony G. (valley stream, NY) See All My Reviews "When I am asked to introduce novice music lovers into the glory of the Baroque, I begin with this Baroque CD. It is delicious music and appeals to every variety of expectations that one may cherish about Baroque music. I recommend it as the showcase of your own collection." Report Abuse
 A Romantic Trio July 30, 2013 By James D. S. (Villa Hills, KY) See All My Reviews "The Eroica Trio might be dismissed as three lovely ladies doing a glamorous gig with not much substance. This would be a wrong assumption as the playing is very well done indeed. The style is a bit heavy on exuberance. Sonorous comes to mind. Still, the interplay among the Trio is excellent and the recorded sound top notch as one would expect from EMI. The selections make for an interesting program and this is an entertaining album. If you prefer a more cerebral approach to this music there are perhaps other groups you might prefer. I sort of fall on the side of "expressive" playing with maybe a little more emotion than called for as opposed to a too acerbic interpretation just for the sake of modernity. So I would say this is a satisfying outing by three lovely ladies that work very well together and I think most people will agree." Report Abuse
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