L’Arte del Violino: Violin Concertos by Locatelli
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Cat No: COBRA0054
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th July 2016
WorksL'Arte del Violino: Violin concertos (12), op.3
ArtistsLisa Jacobs (violin)
The String Soloists
In his music, Locatelli pushes the boundaries of violin technique with an unprecedented virtuoso and at times romantic vision. The frequent use of exceptional high positions on the violin, many daredevil antics in the left hand including double stops and extended stretches, and the exploration of hitherto rarely used bow techniques, makes him a true pioneer for the violin and the development of violin technique in general.
Despite his obvious fascination for virtuosity, Locatelli ensures that one is captivated first and foremost by charming original melodies and bold characterization. His music never develops into a tour de force but remains sympathetic to both the listener and the performer.
With his L’Arte del Violino, consisting of 12 Concerti and including 24 virtuoso Capricci for unaccompanied violin, Locatelli simply stunned the musical world. These works were innovative in almost every conceivable way. Even the structure of the concertos is atypical; Locatelli abandoned the traditional three-movement form and included two caprices in every concerto. From a technical point of view, these concertos stretch the range of the violin to its absolute limit through the use of unusually high positions, finger dexterity and demanding bow techniques that were simply unheard of before this time.
On this Locatelli album Lisa Jacobs perfectly shows her virtuosity combined with a passionate lyrical approach. Lisa is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music and solo works and has performed with, amongst others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and Bremer Philharmoniker.
In 2014 Lisa Jacobs founded her own string ensemble, The String Soloists. This is an international dynamic string ensemble based in Amsterdam, comprising 14 string players who perform under the leadership of its concertmaster Janneke van Prooijen and artistic leader Lisa Jacobs. Their approach to music-making without a conductor is what distinguishes the group from the regular chamber orchestras. It demands intensive involvement from all the musicians.
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here