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Grandissima Gravita / Podger, Brecon Baroque


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 39217  
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGiuseppe TartiniFrancesco Maria VeraciniJohann Georg Pisendel
Performer:  Rachel Podger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, Op. 2 no 2/RV 31 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
2.
Sonata for Violin in A minor, B a3 by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1760; Italy 
3.
Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, Op. 2/5 by Francesco Maria Veracini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Period: Baroque 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in C minor by Johann Georg Pisendel
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
5.
Sonatas (12) accademiche for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in D minor by Francesco Maria Veracini
Performer:  Rachel Podger (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brecon Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; Italy 

Customer Reviews

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 Press review January 2, 2018 By Classicalacarte Classicalacarte (Saint-Donat, QC) See All My Reviews "This recording by musicians of the Brecon Baroque lead by the violinist Rachel Podger has the following title: “Grandissima Gravita”. As Benjamin Durham writes in his appreciation of the recording for Early Music America, “there is nothing heavy or solemn about the recording”. The expression comes from : The grandissima mood ascribed by Veracini to the opening Adagio assai of his Sonata for Violin and Coninuo…” (Track no.5). This is a very intriguing and fascinating recording of works composed by four musicians who were contemporaries, active at the outset of the 18th century. The two better known: Vivaldi and Tartini, plus the fascinating Pisendel and a very interesting revelation, Veracini. If Rachel Podger is the star of this recording, the other three members of Brecon Baroque who accompany her are also excellent. That is precisely what Charlotte Gardner mentions in her very eulogistic review for Gramophone (12/2017) (Editor’s Choice): “Podger … is exquisite; fluid, lilting and multi-shaded, with gorgeous filigree ornamentations. Her fellow Brecon Baroque members are equally faultless as sympathetic chamber partners…”. Gardner’s final appreciation is unequivocal : “Programmed and presented with flair, and faultlessly performed, this is a listening experience of unbridled pleasure. An exceptional album”. The reviewer of the French magazine, Olivier Forés, also writes a very favourable commentary and rewards this recording with a “5 Diapason”. One word suffices to summarize the opinion of the BBC Music Magazine reviewer : “Bewitching”. The recoreding is the Chamber Choice for the month of December with 5 stars mention. According to Dominy Clements (MusicWeb International, 11/2017): “This is all high quality stuff, and packed with verve and variety”. He adds: “this is some of the best Baroque period music making currently available on this particular planet”. More reviews will eventually be published and we will report on them. In the mean time one may access the ones available by searching with the following criteria: classicalacarte + ID619" Report Abuse
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