Locatelli - Concerti grossi op.1 | Harmonia Mundi - Musique d'Abord HMA1951889

Locatelli - Concerti grossi op.1

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Label: Harmonia Mundi - Musique d'Abord

Cat No: HMA1951889

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Works

Locatelli, Pietro

Concerti grossi (12), op.1
» no.2 in C minor
» no.4 in E minor
» no.7 in F major
» no.8 in F minor: Pastorale
» no.9 in D major
» no.11 in C minor

Artists

Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Gottfried von der Goltz

Works

Locatelli, Pietro

Concerti grossi (12), op.1
» no.2 in C minor
» no.4 in E minor
» no.7 in F major
» no.8 in F minor: Pastorale
» no.9 in D major
» no.11 in C minor

Artists

Freiburger Barockorchester

Conductor

Gottfried von der Goltz

About

Like Vivaldi, Pietro Antonio Locatelli was both an outstanding instrumentalist and an erudite composer. He dazzled the whole of Europe with his virtuoso skills from 1723 onwards. To be sure, his Concerti grossi owe a great deal to the model of Corelli – except that, in many respects, the disciple consistently outstrips the master.

“By offering us a single CD of just six of these Op.1 Concerti grossi, published in 1721 when Locatelli was in his mid-twenties, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra allow us to imagine that they have selected the ones they really believe in. It also enables them to start the disc with its most enchanting music, the first movement of Concerto No 11, in which a glorious solo violin cantilena soars soulfully and searchingly over a gently chugging orchestral accompaniment. It is a gripping, haunting opening and the promise it offers is duly realised in the superb music-making that follows. Such quality is only what we have come to expect from the Freiburgers, of course. Here they present us with a hearteningly full, satisfyingly fibrous string sound, together with all their usual hallmarks of fine ensemble and naturally lively and intelligent musicianship. First-rate Baroque concertos in first-class performances.” - Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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