Baroque Extravagances: The Viol consort in Italian music | Pan Classics PC10233

Baroque Extravagances: The Viol consort in Italian music


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Label: Pan Classics

Cat No: PC10233

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 28th February 2011



As soloist and director of his ensemble L'Amoroso, founded in 1997, Guido Balestracci plays throughout Europe, the USA, South America and Asia. His recordings have met with an enthusiastic reception from the press and the public, winning such awards as the Goldberg Prize, 10 de Répertoire, Diapason d’Or and Diapason decouverte. He regularly appears with such distinguished artists as Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo, Emma Kirkby, Gabriel Garrido, Christophe Coin and Christophe Rousset.

This recording – previously available on the Symphonia label under the title “Consonanze Stravaganti” – presents Italian music for consort of viols. The programme comprises of compositions written specifically for viols, together with arrangements of compositions originally for other instruments.

One of the finest exponents of the viola da gamba” - Diapason (2002)

- Valente: Tenore de Zefiro
- Fero: Sonata 10
- Gesualdo: Gagliarda
- Salvatore: Canzone Francese terza
- Bassani: Tocata del Signor Oratio Bassani
- Trabaci: Partite sopra Fedele, Consonanze Stravaganti, Canzona Francesa per concerto di viole ad arco, Durezze et ligature
- Vitali/Picinini/Storace: Ciaccona
- Strozzi: Gagliarda terza
- Storace: Ballo della Battaglia;
- Buonamente: Ballo del Gran Duca

Recorded: 1998

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