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Costanzi: Sinfonie per Violoncello / Sollima, Leskovar, Arianna Art Ensemble


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 923802  
Composer:  Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni SollimaMonika LeskovarGianluca Ubaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With one album of cello sonatas by Giovanni Battista Costanzi behind him, Giovanni Sollima has decided to provide further proof of how Costanzi has hitherto been a woefully neglected but exciting compositional voice from that nebulous period between Baroque and Classical. With this new release of Sinfonie per violoncello from Glossa, Sollima demonstrates once more the melodic inventiveness and harmonic liberty to which Costanzi was given together with a virtuoso's capacity to relish the technical demands imposed by a Roman musician who was clearly also a star player on the instrument himself. Together with the Arianna Art Ensemble Sollima has recorded five sinfonias for clelo and contiuo, and a sonata for two cellos by Costanzi where he is Read more joined once again by Monka Leskovar. If the four-movement sonata da chiesa structure favored by Corelli is still apparent in some of these sinfonias, there is a greater openess to the galante style and influences coming from elsewhere in Europe and from across Italy, for all that Costanzi may have no ventured far outside the Eternal City. A new composition by Sollima himself - another cellist-composer - takes off from Costanzi's almost programmatic Sonata for two cellos, "ad uso di corni da caccia". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia for Cello & Basso Continuo in D Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Sinfonia for Cello & Basso Continuo in B-Flat Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Sonata for 2 Cellos in F Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Monika Leskovar (Cello), Giovanni Sollima (Cello), Gianluca Ubaldi (Timpani)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Sinfonia for Cello & Basso Continuo in G Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Sinfonia for Cello & Basso Continuo in E-Flat Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
The Hunting Sonata by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Monika Leskovar (Cello), Giovanni Sollima (Cello), Gianluca Ubaldi (Tamburello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7.
Sinfonia for Cello & Basso Continuo in C Major by Giovanni Battista Costanzi
Performer:  Giovanni Sollima (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arianna Art Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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