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Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)

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Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)

Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Baroque Orchestra - Baroque: Geminiani, Vivaldi (2021)
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Classical | Label: Decca | # 4851891 | Recorded: 2020

Decca Classics is thrilled to announce a new Baroque album from Grammy award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti. This is the first album Benedetti has released on a period set-up including gut strings, and she is joined by a leading group of freelance baroque musicians, forming the Benedetti Baroque Orchestra for the very first time. The album features a selection of concerti by Vivaldi plus Geminiani’s incredible arrangement of Corelli’s ‘La Folia’, one of the oldest western classical themes which has been arranged by many composers over time, particularly in the baroque era. Geminiani was one of the greatest violinists of the era and Corelli was one of his teachers whilst growing up in Italy. Later when he moved to London, Geminiani reworked a number of Corelli’s works for local audiences including this arrangement of ‘La Folia’.

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - The Baroque Virtuoso (2014)
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Classical | Tafelmusik | TMK1026CD | Recorded: 1991-2011

Music Director of Tafelmusik from 1981 to 2014, Jeanne Lamon was loved by audiences, and praised by critics in Europe and North America for her virtuosity as a violinist and her brilliant musical leadership. Under her direction, Tafelmusik achieved international stature with over 80 recordings to its name, and with tours to over 350 international cities including invitations to the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world.

Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Francesco Geminiani: Concerti grossi Op. 2 (2020)

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Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Francesco Geminiani: Concerti grossi Op. 2 (2020)

Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Francesco Geminiani: Concerti grossi Op. 2 (2020)
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Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCDC80027 | Recorded: 2002

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 Op. V and VI. 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.

Roel Dieltiens - Vivaldi & Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo (1991) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Roel Dieltiens - Vivaldi & Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo (1991) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Vivaldi & Geminiani - Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo (1991) Reissue 2008
Roel Dieltiens (violoncello), Richte van der Meer (violoncello continuo)
Anthony Woodrow (double bass), Robert Kohnen (organ & harpsichord)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 10081 | Time: 01:11:19

It is now generally accepted that Vivaldi wrote ten cello sonatas – one of them now lost. Six (RV 47, 41, 43, 45, 40 and 46) of the surviving nine were published posthumously as a set, in Paris, by Charles-Nicolas Le Clerc around 1740. The other three survive in manuscript collections: RV 42 (along with RV 46) is preserved in the library at Wiesentheid Castle at Unterfranken in Germany; RV 39 and 44 (along with RV 47) are to be found in a manuscript in the Naples Conservatoire.
Geminiani’s opus 5 consists of six cello sonatas, and was first published in Paris in 1746. The twenty years either side of 1740 saw the cello rise to a very fashionable position in French musical society, largely at the expense of the bass-viol – a change of fashion which stirred such strong emotions that in 1740 Hubert Le Blanc published his fierce Defense de la basse de viole contre les entreprises du violon et les pretensions du violencel. Music such as that by Vivaldi and Geminiani which is played here by Roel Dieltiens and his colleagues must have made a powerful counter-case for the cello.

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

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Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)

Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen - French and Italian Flute Music of the 18th Century (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 579 Mb | Total time: 128:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 30009 | Recorded: 1979, 1991

Germany's Accent label has released a series of twin-CD sets featuring the Baroque flute recordings made by Barthold Kuijken, sometimes (as here) accompanied by his cello-playing brother Wieland. The originals date back to the late '70s, when Kuijken was one of the Dutch specialists who brought historical performance out of the too-precious phase, and they still sound good. This release pairs a 1979 set of French flute sonatas from the middle eighteenth century with a 1991 group of Italian works of the same period. The two discs, both recorded in Belgian churches, don't have exactly the same ambiance, but the pairing is an intelligent one, making this a good pick from among the various discs available.

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

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Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari (2019)

Fabio Biondi, Antonio Fantinuoli, Giangiacomo Pinardi, Paola Poncet - The 1690 'Tuscan' Stradivari: Violin sonatas in 18th-century Italy (2019)
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Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 923412 | Recorded: 2019

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 (from its bowed instrument collection) to make him a loan of the precious 1690 “Tuscan” violin made by Antonio Stradivari, for this Glossa recording.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - 100 Great Recordings, Part 2 (2017)
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Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 19075800702 | Recorded: 1960-2013

Since it's founding in Freiburg in 1958, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi has been one of the most important and ambitious labels for period performances. Over decades, globally-acclaimed recordings were created with outstanding musicians. The limited edition "Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings" contains 100 outstanding DHM recordings with some of the most important and best artists in their field: Nuria Rial, Dorothee Mields, Al Ayre Espanol, Hille Perl, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Skip Sempé, Capriccio Stravagante, La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frieder Bernius, the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Thomas Hengelbrock and many others.

Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)

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Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)

Szabolcs Illés, Dalibor Pimek, Ondřej Macek - Corelli's Legacy (2015)
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Classical | Label: Hungaroton | HCD 32765 | Recorded: 2015

Even three centuries after his death, Arcangelo Corelli remains a well-known composer. His students who knew him and could hand his style down first hand, however, have not stood the test of time as well. On this recording, a sonata by the Master is featured. In addition, three compositions have been selected from the excellent violinists who studied under Corelli. Aside from the Corelli sonata, the other works are world premiere recordings. Artists are Szabolcs Illes (baroque violin), Dalibor Pimek (baroque cello), and Ondrej Macek (harpsichord).

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

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Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)

Palladian Ensemble - An Excess of Pleasure. The Winged Lion (2008)
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Classical | Label: Linn Records | CKD 321 | Recorded: 1992, 1993

Some of the connections with Venice may be a little tenuous, and this particular Winged Lion even circles over Spain clutching a Venetian guitar. The Palladian Ensemble's debut disc was called An Excess of Pleasure; the sequal offers nothing less! From two gutsy Vivaldi concertos via the dashing caprice of Santiago de Murcia's La Jota to a canzon by Cavalli which discharges itself in a haunting echo of Monteverdi's Lamento della Ninfa, the programme continually surprises and enchants. The playing too.

Gaetano Nasillo, Jesper Christensen, Tobias Bonz - Geminiani: 6 Sonate per Violoncello e Basso Continuo op. V, 1746 (2001)

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Gaetano Nasillo, Jesper Christensen, Tobias Bonz - Geminiani: 6 Sonate per Violoncello e Basso Continuo op. V, 1746 (2001)

Gaetano Nasillo, Jesper Christensen, Tobias Bonz - Geminiani: 6 Sonate per Violoncello e Basso Continuo op. V, 1746 (2001)
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Classical | Label: Symphonia | SY 00182 | Recorded: 2000

Though Geminiani expressed a great deal of pride and acoomplishment regarding his Six Cello Sonatas, Op. 5, his writing style proved to be passé for audiences of the time and they did not receive their due appreciation. Today, however, they are recognized for what they are: one of the finest sets of cello sonatas to emerge from the last half of the 18th century. Geminiani's writing demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the cello's technical abilities as well as its abilities to convey emotions and sentiments. His writing, scored for solo cello, harpsichord, and basso continuo, is highly elaborate, filled with sophisticated ornamentation and an active continuo part.

Sigiswald Kuijken & La Petite Bande Edition [10CDs] (2012)

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Sigiswald Kuijken & La Petite Bande Edition [10CDs] (2012)

Sigiswald Kuijken & La Petite Bande Edition [10CDs] (2012)
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Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88691953082 | Recorded: 1974-2002

Das Orchester "La Petite Bande" wurde 1972 von Sigiswald Kuijken gegründet. Ursprünglich war der Anlass der Gründung lediglich eine Tonaufnahme von Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme von Lully. Der Erfolg dieser und der der nachfolgenden Aufnahmen war jedoch so überwältigend, dass "La Petite Bande" sich als ständiges Orchester etablierte und seitdem regelmäßig Konzerte gegeben hat. Diese Box beinhaltet eine Auswahl von hervorragenden 10 CDs aus der umfangreichen Diskographie dieses Orchesters.

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (After Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)

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Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (After Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)

Andrew Manze, Academy of Ancient Music - Geminiani: Concerti Grossi VII-XII (After Corelli, Op. 5) (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 71:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2907262 | Recorded: 1999

Andrew Manze is not only a superb violinist – check out his Biber sonatas – but also a superb music director. Since taking over the calcified old Academy of Ancient Music and bringing the group with him to Harmonia Mundi, he has produced a stunning series of recordings: a couple of Vivaldi discs, a wonderful set of Handel's Opus 6 concertos, a sublime disc of the Bach concertos. Now they have released Geminiani's Concerto Grossi after Corelli's Op. 5, and it is their best yet.

Dorothee Oberlinger - Italian Sonatas: Corelli, Geminiani, Sammartini, Vivaldi, Detri (2007)

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Dorothee Oberlinger - Italian Sonatas: Corelli, Geminiani, Sammartini, Vivaldi, Detri (2007)

Dorothee Oberlinger - Italian Sonatas: Corelli, Geminiani, Sammartini, Vivaldi, Detri (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 353 Mb | Total time: 67:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697115712 | Recorded: 2007

Wer erkunden möchte, welche Brillanz und Farbenvielfalt das Spiel auf einer Blockflöte ermöglicht, sollte in dieses vielgestaltige Programm mit italienischen Sonaten hineinhören. Dorothee Oberlinger verfügt über eine phänomenale Technik, mit der sie jeden musikalischen Impuls umzusetzen und ihre Spielfreude ungebremst auszuleben vermag. Selbst in den rasantesten Läufen und vertracktesten Verzierungen bleibt die Artikulation glasklar, der Ton wunderbar präsent und konturiert.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Italian Violin Sonatas (2003)
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Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | # 5 45588 2 | Recorded: 2002

One tends to associate the virtuoso violin repertoire with the 19th century, but in their own way these five sonatas, written between 1714 and 1743, offer an equally dazzling display of speed, facility, bow control and tonal variety. No wonder: the composers were among the foremost violin virtuosos of their time, as well as tireless innovators of technique and style; several even wrote treatises on violin playing. The earliest, and least familiar, is Michele Mascitti, a Neapolitan who moved to Paris when he was 30. His "Psyché," the program's only piece in a major key, is a divertissement in ten short "tableaux" on the theme of Cupid and Psyche, with the violin and continuo as the two protagonists. Refined and elegant, varied in texture, expression and character, it ranges from tender love songs to slow and fast dances, including a wild Badinage.

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Geminiani: Concerti grossi, Op. 3 (1997)

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Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Geminiani: Concerti grossi, Op. 3 (1997)

Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante - Geminiani: Concerti grossi, Op. 3 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 317 Mb | Total time: 61:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opus 111 | # OPS 30-172 | Recorded: 1996

After Handel, Geminiani was among the most prominent foreign musicians to settle in England during the first half of the 18th century. His most celebrated collection of concertos was published in 1732 as his Op. 3. Charles Burney rated them highly and it is easy to see why: they are beautifully crafted pieces modelled, to some extent, on those of his teacher, Corelli. But, in addition to the two violins and cello which form the typical concertino/solo group of the Corellian concerto grosso, Geminiani added a viola to make up a quartet. He was not quite the first to do this, but he was the first to integrate the solo and grosso elements with such finesse.