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Chamber Music - The Trio Sonata in 17th Century Italy (London Baroque)

Chamber Music - The Trio Sonata in 17th Century Italy (London Baroque)

The Classical Shop
release date: December 2012

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

London Baroque

Ensemble

London Baroque



Record Label
BIS

Genre:

Chamber


Classical

Total Time - 66:03
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Chamber Music - The Trio Sonata in 17th Century Italy (London Baroque)

     
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GIOVANNI PAOLO CIMA

1 

Concerti ecclesiastic

2:56
     
 

FRANCESCO TURINI

2 

Madrigali, Book 1

5:57
     
 

GIOVANNI BATTISTA BUONAMENTE

3 

Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente, e brandi

3:25
     
 

DARIO CASTELLO

4 

Sonata decima a 3

4:35
     
 

TARQUINIO MERULA

5 

Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Book 3, Op. 12

2:32
     
 

MARCO UCCELLINI

6 

Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4

3:16
     
 

ANDREA FALCONIERI

7 

Il primo libro di canzone, sinfonie, fantasie, capricci, brandi, correnti, gagliarde, alemane, volte

3:17
     
 

MAURIZIO CAZZATI

8 

Corenti e 33ti, Op. 4

2:32
     
 

BIAGIO MARINI

9 

Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate, Op. 22

2:26
     
 

FRANCESCO CAVALLI

10 

Musiche sacre concernenti messa, e salmi concertati con istromenti, imni, antifone et sonate

5:23
     
 

GIOVANNI BATTISTA LEGRENZI

11 

La Fugazza, Book 3, Op. 8

4:10
     
 

GIOVANNI ANTONIO PANDOLFI MEALLI

12 

Sonate, cioe 33ti

7:04
     
 

GIOVANNI MARIA BONONCINI

13 

Sonate da chiesa, Op. 6

4:51
     
 

GIOVANNI BATTISTA VITALI

14 

Varie partite del passemezo, ciaccona, capricii, e passagalii, Op. 7

2:44
     
 

GIACINTO PESTOLOZZA

15 

Sonata No. 12

4:39
     
 

ARCANGELO CORELLI

16 

Sonata a 3 in D major, Op. 1, No. 12

6:16
     
 London Baroque Ensemble


In their survey of the trio sonata, the four members of London Baroque have already visited France, England and Germany before arriving at the actual birthplace of the genre – Italy in the 17th century. There the years around 1600 had seen ground-breaking developments in vocal music, such as the seconda prattica characterised by the clear division between a single melodic line and a supporting continuo bass. Now instrumental music was becoming important in its own right, and soon the violin was recognized as the ideal vehicle for a new style which is obvious already in the very first trio sonatas, such as Giovanni Paolo Cima’s Sonata a tre from 1610. The term ‘trio sonata’ is a later expression, and in 17th-century Italy the terms commonly used were ‘Sonata a due’ (two melody instruments plus continuo), and ‘Sonata a tre’ (three melody instruments – usually two soprano and one bass – plus continuo). The form could also vary, from ‘free’ sonatas to sets of variations, chaconnes and passacaglias. From this almost bewildering variety, London Baroque has selected 16 works which chart the development from the origins of the genre to its ‘coming of age’ with Arcangelo Corelli, in the 1680s. Already famous in his own lifetime, when he was one of the most influential composers in all of Europe, Corelli is an exception among the composers featured here: many of his colleagues are all but forgotten today, and little is known about their lives. There are also great gaps in our knowledge about the music itself – for instance regarding the instrumentation (what kind of cello would have been used?) and the use of ornaments. In such uncharted waters, London Baroque provides much-needed and expert guidance, as testified to in a review of their recording of sonatas from 17th-century France on the German website Klassik Heute: ‘Everything that one might possibly wish for in a performance of this music is present here: charm, elegance, eloquence, force, flexibility, fire, intimacy, and most importantly: soul.’

"...this is a classy ensemble doing what it does best with no fuss..."

David Hansell - Early Music Review - April 2013


"...There is nothing indiscreet or ill-ordered about London Baroque’s performances. They play with verve, grace, wit (particularly in the several ostinato pieces) and, yes, some tasteful ornamentation. The performers are neither as dry and academic ... nor as mannered and agressive as one hears from some Italian ensembles and groups ... The two violins and five-string cello have a delicious bite and Seifert, Gwilt and Medlam produce a wide range of colours and textures without the lazy reliance on vibrato one hears from some performers. Devine is a delightfully buoyant keyboard player and his alternation between chamber organ and harpsichord introduces some welcome variey of texture into the programme. As ever with London Baroque recording, very highly recommended."
 
Andrew O’Connor - International Record Review - March 2013
 

                  Brief Notes  ****

"Sixth in an eight-disc set, covering a century of the trio sonata from the early 17th century. A kaleidoscopic range of styles and invention, stylishly played."

George Pratt - BBC Music magazine - January 2013

 




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