Geminiani - Concerti grossi, op.2 | Glossa GCDC80027

Geminiani - Concerti grossi, op.2


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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCDC80027

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 21st August 2020



Auser Music


Carlo Ipata


Gasparini, Francesco

» Overture

Geminiani, Francesco

Concerti Grossi (6), op.2


Auser Music


Carlo Ipata


The compositions recorded here are a significant example of musical taste as it spread to the other side of the English Channel in the first decades of the 18th century.

England welcomed the “Corellian” style with such enthusiasm as to attract onto its banks a rich line-up of instrumentalists, singers, impresarios who with varying degrees of success contributed to the spread of the new Italian style based on the Sonata and the Concerto grosso canonized in Corelli’s opp. 5 and 6.

Francesco Geminiani arrived in London in 1714. As a direct disciple of Corelli, it was easy for him to become part of the musical life there in London, soon gaining great fame as a violinist. The six Concerti Grossi op.2 had the benefit of being performed publicly in concerts organized by Geminiani himself in the Hickford Room.

German classical magazine Toccata wrote about this recording: “It seems as if these works were only waiting for Auser Musici.”

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