Sivori, Gambini, Serra: Chamber music in Genoa after Nicolò Paganini / Quartetto Ascanio

Release Date: 7/16/2021
Label: Dynamic
Catalog Number: 7905
Composer: Camillo Sivori, Carlo Andrea Gambini, Giovanni Serra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Ascanio
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 61 Minutes

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Camillo Sivori, considered Paganini’s only pupil, was the most illustrious member of the Genoese violin school. He was also a significant composer whose Piccolo tema con variazioni is both polyphonically rich and operatic, while the Rondò in D major is flecked with virtuoso panache. His teacher in the city had been Giovanni Serra who dedicated his subtle String Quartet in F minor to Sivori. The third Genoese composer is Carlo Andrea Gambini whose String Quartet in E minor was much admired by Rossini. Quartetto Ascanio was formed in 2004 by the section leaders of the Orchestra da Cameradel Trasimeno, eager to tackle the beautiful string quartet repertoire under the guidance of Elizabeth Graham; they perfected their skills at the Fiesole Music School with Andrea Nannoni and at the Stauffer Academy with the Quartetto di Cremona.

Works on This Recording
1. Piccolo tema con variazioni in G Major: Introduzione: Adagio - Andantino mosso by Camillo Sivori
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Ascanio
2. String Quartet in E Minor by Carlo Andrea Gambini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Ascanio
3. String Quartet No. 4 in F Minor, "Dedicated to Camillo Sivori" by Giovanni Serra
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Ascanio
4. Rondò in D Major by Camillo Sivori
Orchestra/Ensemble: Quartetto Ascanio
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