L’Arte dei Piffari: Cornetts and Sackbuts in Early Baroque Italy | Pan Classics PC10332

L’Arte dei Piffari: Cornetts and Sackbuts in Early Baroque Italy


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Label: Pan Classics

Cat No: PC10332

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 15th June 2015



William Dongois, Franck Poitrineau and Stefan Legée founded the Ensemble Ventosum in order to perform historically correct interpretations of the music for their instruments – cornetts and sackbuts (baroque trombones). An important concern of the ensemble is cooperation on equal terms between all the musicians without any fixed hierarchical structure - this enables them to play freely and creatively, combining musicological knowledge with a zest for improvisation.

The Ensemble Ventosum introduces Italian music from the 'golden age' of cornetts and sackbuts - which lasted from about 1580 to 1650 - on the CD 'L’Arte dei Piffari'. It includes works for grand princely weddings and dances, as well as instrumental motets and madrigals, providing a representative overview of the wide variety of applications of these instruments and the 'art of the winds' (L’Arte dei Piffari) of this epoch.

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