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Alarius Ensemble, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Virtuoso Violin Music of the 17th Century (1998)

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Alarius Ensemble, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Virtuoso Violin Music of the 17th Century (1998)

Alarius Ensemble, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Virtuoso Violin Music of the 17th Century (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 335 Mb | Total time: 62:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 3984-21801-2 | Recorded: 1968

The works of the early Baroque Italian composers featured on this CD all make some kind of use of the new virtuoso violin technique. Thus they enable us to understand how, as a result of untold experiments, a technique that was specifically suited to the violin gradually began to emerge.

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

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Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia: Gabrieli, Marini, Fontana, Castello, Cavalli, Uccellini, Buonamente (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 64:35 | Scans included
Classical | Ricercar | RIC 404 | Recorded: 2018

Although the first violin virtuosos came mainly from Cremona, Brescia or Mantua, it was Venice that swiftly emerged as the principal centre for the development of instrumental music. Moreover, it was there that most collections of this music were printed all through the seventeenth century. It is curious to note that all these virtuosos obviously enjoyed sharing their success with their colleagues: for, alongside works for one or two violins and continuo, almost all the composer-violinists gathered together on this disc conceived sonate, canzone or sinfonie for ensembles of three or four violins. In addition, these compositions often make use of bichoral or echo effects.