The 1690 ‘Tuscan’ Stradivari: Violin Sonatas in 18th-century Italy | Glossa GCD923412

The 1690 ‘Tuscan’ Stradivari: Violin Sonatas in 18th-century Italy

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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCD923412

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 21st June 2019

Contents

Artists

Fabio Biondi (‘Il Toscano’ violin)
Antonio Fantinuoli (cello)
Giangiacomo Pinardi (theorbo)
Paola Poncet (harpsichord)

Works

Corelli, Arcangelo

Violin Sonatas (12), op.5
» no.9 in A major

Geminiani, Francesco

Violin Sonatas (12), op.4
» no.8 in D minor

Locatelli, Pietro

Violin Sonata in G Minor

Tartini, Giuseppe

Violin Sonatas (12) and a Pastorale, op.1
» no.10 in G minor 'Didone abbandonata'

Veracini, Francesco

Sonate accademiche (12), op.2
» no.12 in D minor: III Ciaccona

Vivaldi, Antonio

Sonata in B flat major, RV34

Artists

Fabio Biondi (‘Il Toscano’ violin)
Antonio Fantinuoli (cello)
Giangiacomo Pinardi (theorbo)
Paola Poncet (harpsichord)

About

In the course of his illustrious career Fabio Biondi has nurtured a remarkable empathy with Italian music from across many centuries but strikingly so with the early Baroque violin sonata repertory, the development of which was dramatically propelled into the future by Arcangelo Corelli with his Op.5 collection. It is this empathy possessed by Biondi which has inspired the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome to make him a loan (from its bowed instrument collection) of the precious 1690 'Tuscan' violin made by Antonio Stradivari, for this Glossa recording.

Another skill possessed by Biondi is his deft assemblage of programmes, whether for concert or for CD and this new release of early eighteenth-century violin works touches on the impact that Corelli's music had on music-making in Dresden, Venice, Padua, London and Amsterdam, to name just a few of the destinations affected as the fame of 'Arcangelo Bolognese' fanned out from Rome across Europe. With a continuo team from his Europa Galante ensemble (Antonio Fantinuoli, cello, Giangiacomo Pinardi, theorbo, and Paola Poncet, harpsichord), Biondi plays sonatas by Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani, Tartini and Locatelli and a Ciaccona by Veracini. Recorded in Rome, on an instrument which was originally made for the Florentine court of Ferdinando de Medici (and which, over time, has survived all manner of vicissitudes on its journey to Rome), Fabio Biondi expertly captures the flavour of the eighteenth-century violin sonata.

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