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Buonamente: L'e' Tanto Tempo Hormai / Pontecorvo, Helianthus Ensemble

Buonamente / Pontecorvo
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94478   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Italian composer Giovanni Battista Buonamente, a member of the Franciscan order, gained renown throughout Europe as a violinist, singer and choirmaster. He began his career as the Gonzaga court in Mantua, later becoming a chamber musician at the Viennese court of Ferdinand II and his final post was as chapel master at the Sacro Convento in Assisi, where he remained until his death in 1643 and his compositions many characteristics of the early Italian Baroque.

This disc, inspired by a collection of instruments that were left to the Sacro Convento by Abbot Rivi in 1704, includes a selection of pieces from volumes IV, VI and VII of Buonamente's instrumental music. The first three volumes of this collection were lost, and the
Read more surviving volumes of the original collection were destroyed by fire at the Wroclaw library in Poland, where they had been housed. The pieces on this disc were chosen with the intent of using the instruments that Abbot Rivi had bequeathed to the Sacro Convento, along with the violin, theorbo, cello, organ and harpsichord, which records show were also present at the convent.

Laura Pontecorvo, a baroque flute specialist, has played first flute with the Concerto Italiano and regularly collaborates with ensembles such as Accademia Bizantina, Divino Sospiro, Europa Galante and Accordone, L'Arte dell'arco. She has performed as a soloist all over the world and has recorded for several record labels including Opus 111 and Stradivarius. She is joined on the recording by the Helianthus Ensemble.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2012.
- Giovanni Battista Buonamente started his career in his native Mantua, left for the Viennese Court of Ferdinand II and finally settled in Assisi as Chapel Master of the Sacro Convento. The works, instrumental sonatas and canzonas, are in the early Italian Baroque style, and offer several dance forms like Brando, Gagliarda and Corrente.
- The booklet notes tell the interesting story about the composer, and the fascinating quest for the manuscripts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata sesta sopra "Rugiero" for Violin, Traverso and Theorbo by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1626 
2.
Sonata quinta for Violin, Cornettino di Assisi, Theorbo and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
3.
Canzon à 4 for Cornett, Viola, Traverso, Dulcian and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
4.
Sonata nona sopra "Quello e' quel loco" for Cornettino di Assisi, Traverso, Theorbo and Harpsichord by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1626 
5.
Sinfonia seconda detta la Rovetta by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1637 
6.
Sonata prima à 2 for Traverso, Violin and Theorbo by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
7.
Sonata prima à 3 for Cornettino di Assis, Traverso, Dulcian, Theorbo and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
8.
L’ e’ tanto tempo hormai by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1626 
9.
Canzon quinta à 4 for Violin, Cornettino di Assisi, Traverso, Dulcian, Theorbo and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
10.
Sonata terza à 2 for Cornettino di Assisi, Traverso, Theorbo and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
11.
Sinfonia terza detta la Sagreda by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1637 
12.
Sonata quarta for Violin, Cornettino di Assisi and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 
13.
Sonata decima sopra "Cavaletto zoppo" for Cornett, Taverso, Dulcian, Theorbo and Harpsichord by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1626 
14.
Canzon terza à 4 for Traverso, Viola, Cornettino di Assisi, Dulcian, Theorbo and Organ by Giovanni Buonamente
Performer:  Laura Pontecorvo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helianthus Ensemble
Written: by 1636 

Sound Samples

Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Sonata sesta sopra Rugiero
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Sonata quinta
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Canzon a 4
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Sonata nona sopra Quello e' quel loco
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia seconda detta la Rovetta: I. Sinfonia
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia seconda detta la Rovetta: II. Brando
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia seconda detta la Rovetta: III. Gagliarda
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia seconda detta la Rovetta: IV. Corrente
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Sonata prima a 2
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Sonata prima a 3
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: L' e' tanto tempo hormai
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Canzon quinta a 4
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Sonata terza a 2
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia terza detta la Sagreda: I. Sinfonia
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia terza detta la Sagreda: II. Brando
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia terza detta la Sagreda: III. Gagliarda
Il settimo libro di sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, et brandi: Sinfonia terza detta la Sagreda: IV. Corrente
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Sonata quarta
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi: Sonata decima sopra Cavaletto zoppo
Sonata et Canzoni, Book 6: Canzon terza a 4

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