G B Fontana - Sonate a Violino ed altri strumenti | Mirare MIR214

G B Fontana - Sonate a Violino ed altri strumenti


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Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR214

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd June 2014



Born in Brescia around 1571, Giovanni Battista Fontana lived in Venice, Rome and Padua, where he died during the plague of 1630. His music surprises by the mastery of counterpoint, the simplicity and the expression of its slow movements, the complexity of its ornamentation and the elegant vivacity of its short dance sections.

Nicknamed 'dal Violino' and described as "one of the most singular virtuosos the age has seen", Fontana has left us an outstanding example of early Baroque instrumental music. On this release, Daniel Cuiller leads the ensemble Stradivaria in a selection of sonatas.

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