Giacomo Facco - Pensieri Adriarmonici Vol.2 | Toccata Classics TOCC0259

Giacomo Facco - Pensieri Adriarmonici Vol.2

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Label: Toccata Classics

Cat No: TOCC0259

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th September 2014

Contents

Works

Facco, Giacomo

Pensieri Adriarmonici (12), op.1
» no.7 Concerto a 5 in C major
» no.8 Concerto a 5 in D major
» no.9 Concerto a 5 in A minor
» no.10 Concerto a 5 in E flat major
» no.11 Concerto a 5 in G major
» no.12 Concerto a 5 in B flat major

Artists

Manuel Zogbi (violin)
Mexican Baroque Orchestra

Conductor

Miguel Lawrence

Works

Facco, Giacomo

Pensieri Adriarmonici (12), op.1
» no.7 Concerto a 5 in C major
» no.8 Concerto a 5 in D major
» no.9 Concerto a 5 in A minor
» no.10 Concerto a 5 in E flat major
» no.11 Concerto a 5 in G major
» no.12 Concerto a 5 in B flat major

Artists

Manuel Zogbi (violin)
Mexican Baroque Orchestra

Conductor

Miguel Lawrence

About

Giacomo Facco (1676-1753), born near Venice, was active in southern Italy as violinist, choirmaster and teacher before his appointment to the Spanish royal court around 1720. Although highly esteemed in his own time, Facco had disappeared from musical history until a set of his Twelve Pensieri Adriarmonici - concertos for 3 violins, viola, cello and basso continuo - were discovered in a Mexican library in 1962.

Bright and buoyant, they have much in common with the music of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Facco's other Venetian contemporaries - but are here given a distinct twist with a basso continuo of vihuela and guitarron, as they might have been performed in eighteenth-century Mexico.

The first of these two CDs was well received: Fanfare described Facco as "Baroque spitfire violinist"; The Observer remarked on the "attractively sunny disposition" of his music; and MusicWeb International recommended it as "ear-catching listening".

Manuel Zogbi, born in Mexico, studied violin in Saint Louis, Missouri. He has played concerts in Mexico and in various cities in the USA and Europe. In 2009 he made his debut in Carnegie Hall as principal violin of the 'YouTube Symphony Orchestra'.

Miguel Lawrence, born in Mexico, became Associate of Guildhall School with distinction, studying Baroque flute with Stephen Preston and recorder with Philip Pickett. He has performed in Mexico, England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and the USA. In 2010 he formed the Mexican Baroque Orchestra to perform the music of Giacomo Facco.

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