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

Release Date: 1/29/2013
Catalog Number: BRI94478
Performer: Laura Pontecorvo
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helianthus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

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$7.99
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 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.
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 ;
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