Lonati - Sonate da Camera (1701) | Pan Classics PC10363

Lonati - Sonate da Camera (1701)

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Label: Pan Classics

Cat No: PC10363

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 26th May 2017

Contents

Works

Lonati, Carlo Ambrogio

Sonate (12) a violino solo e basso (1701)
» no.1
» no.2
» no.3
» no.6 'Ciaccone'

Artists

Gunar Letzbor (violin)
Ars Antiqua Austria

Works

Lonati, Carlo Ambrogio

Sonate (12) a violino solo e basso (1701)
» no.1
» no.2
» no.3
» no.6 'Ciaccone'

Artists

Gunar Letzbor (violin)
Ars Antiqua Austria

About

Carlo Ambrogio Lonati, a flamboyant character in the Italian violin scene, was born in Milan and moved to Rome at the age of 25, where he became known as the 'hunchback of the Queen' Christina of Sweden. His stature predestined him as a singer for roles of gnomes and dwarves at the Rome Opera.

Corelli played for a few years in the orchestra directed by Lonati, as its concertmaster. One can only marvel at the fact that the virtuoso didnít publish his collection of 12 Sonatas before the year 1701, possibly motivated by the success of Corelliís own violin sonatas (1701). At this point in time however, Lonatiís compositions were already a few years old and had been copied a number of times. Had he published his works at the time of their creation, his success would have been distinctly greater. These masterpieces were dedicated to the Emperor, Leopold I.

Lonatiís virtuosity comes close to that of Biber whose works Ars Antiqua Austria have also championed. The power of expression in his music is surprising, although he cannot disavow the sunny origins of his Italian soul.

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