Raffaele La Ragione, Marco Crosetto - Beethoven and His Contemporaries (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Raffaele La Ragione, Marco Crosetto - Beethoven and His Contemporaries (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Raffaele La Ragione, Marco Crosetto - Beethoven and His Contemporaries (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 49:59 minutes | 819 MB
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Ludwig van Beethoven went to Prague for the first time in 1796, accompanying Prince Lichnowsky, who introduced him to the city’s foremost aristocratic families. One of these was the Clam- Gallas family, who played an eminent role in musical circles. It was here that Beethoven met Josephine Clary-Aldringen, an amateur singer and mandolinist who in 1797 married Count Christian Christoph. It was to her that Beethoven dedicated a number of pieces for mandolin and piano that feature in this recording, along with two interesting sonatas by Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Bartolomeo Bortolazzi, originally composed for the same combination of instruments.

Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello - Bach & Vivaldi (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello - Bach & Vivaldi (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello - Bach & Vivaldi (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:48 minutes | 1.39 GB
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Violinist Giuliano Carmignola and cellist Mario Brunello: one of the greatest interpreters of Vivaldi and Bach, whose recent recording of the Sonatas and Partitas was described by the authoritative magazine Gramophone as ‘a definite first choice among period instrument recordings of these works’; and his long-time friend Mario Brunello, acclaimed for his personal reinterpretation of that same famous collection on the violoncello piccolo (A469).

Chiara Zanisi & Giovanni Sollima - The Lady from the Sea: Duos for Violin and Cello from Vivaldi to Sollima (2020) [24/96]

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Chiara Zanisi & Giovanni Sollima - The Lady from the Sea: Duos for Violin and Cello from Vivaldi to Sollima (2020) [24/96]

Chiara Zanisi & Giovanni Sollima - The Lady from the Sea: Duos for Violin and Cello from Vivaldi to Sollima (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:04 minutes | 1.19 GB
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After calling it ‘a wonderful album in all respects’, the magazine Diapason concluded its review of Suite Case Violin Duos from Vivaldi to Sollima (A448) with the question, ‘When can we look forward to the second volume?’ In this new project, the violin of Stefano Barneschi gives way to the cello of Giovanni Sollima, the multi-talented musician from Palermo featured here not only as a composer. On this new journey, again beginning with Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Sollima and Chiara Zanisi travel between early and modern music, between classical and folk (the Old Scots Tunes of Francesco Barsanti), with two previously unrecorded gems by the Roman composer Giovanni Battista Costanzi. The entire recording is punctuated by tracks taken from Suite Case, a cycle composed especially by Sollima for this project.

Luigi Piovano & Archi di Santa Cecilia - Mozart: Divertimenti & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Luigi Piovano & Archi di Santa Cecilia - Mozart: Divertimenti & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Luigi Piovano & Archi di Santa Cecilia - Mozart: Divertimenti & Eine kleine Nachtmusik (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:50 minutes | 0.99 GB
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The Arcana label continues its fruitful collaboration with the Archi di Santa Cecilia, the Rome-based ensemble formed from members of the famous Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The ensemble is conducted by Luigi Piovano, the orchestra’s principal cellist and since 2007 a regular partner in a cello-piano duo with Sir Antonio Pappano, its chief conductor (their recording of the Brahms cello sonatas will be released later this year). The Archi di Santa Cecilia now offer us a brand new recording devoted to Mozart: the famous Serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik K525 and the less familiar but equally brilliant Divertimenti K136, K137 and K138.