Pandolfi - Sonate a Violino Solo: Opera Terza | Arcana A369

Pandolfi - Sonate a Violino Solo: Opera Terza


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Label: Arcana

Cat No: A369

Barcode: 3760195733691

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 23rd September 2013



Gunar Letzbor (violin)
Ars Antiqua Austria


Pandolfi, Giovanni Antonio

Violin Sonatas (6), op.3


Gunar Letzbor (violin)
Ars Antiqua Austria


Two years after the highly acclaimed recording of Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealliís Opus 4, Gunar Letzbor returns with the Tuscan composerís Opus 3, published in Innsbruck in 1660 and dedicated to his compatriot, the reigning archduchess Anna Deí Medici (featured on the front cover).

The liner notes, by Fabrizio Longo (recognised as the most authoritative Pandolfi scholar) retrace the episodes in this composerís very eventful life. He was born in Montepulciano (Tuscany), then already famous for its red wine, but his family soon moved to Venice.

Antonio, like many other Tuscan composers, joined the service of Anna deí Medici in Innsbruck. Later we find him as a violinist with the cathedral chapel in Messina (Sicily) and it was in there that he murdered the Roman castrato Giovanni Marquett, before fleeing to France, and then to Spain. In Madrid he entered the service of the Spanish Habsburgs, where he remained for the rest of his life.

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