The Italian Job: Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States

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ALBINONI / CALDARA / CORRELLI / TARTINI / TORELLI / VIVALDI
The Italian Job: Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States
Rachel Chaplin and Gail Hennessy (oboes) Peter Whelan (bassoon), La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler (violin / director)

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Adrian Chandler and his period-instrument ensemble La Serenissima present The Italian Job, a feast of instrumental colour featuring oboes, bassoons, trumpets, trombone, timpani, strings and continuo, by some of the finest composers of the Italian baroque. The music on this recording comes from four cities with a rich musical heritage: Venice (Albinoni, Caldara, Vivaldi), Bologna (Torelli), Padua (Tartini) and Rome (Corelli).

"'The Italian Job' has all their [La Serenissima's] hallmarks: a fresh, zinging tone alive with vitality and enjoyment, an effortless easy panache from both ensemble and soloists, and the whole underpinned by a scholarly attittude to programming and performance style which is yet worn with a light grace." Gramophone Award WINNER 2017 - Baroque Instrumental

"The highlight of the disc for me is Chandler's performance of a seldom-played E major Violin Concerto by Tartini: he explores fully the rich poetic content of its slow movement while projecting crisply articulated vitality to the faster ones. Peter Whelan brings fluent virtuosity to Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in G." BBC Music

Tracks:

Antonio Caldara (c. 1671 - 1736)
Sinfonia for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin, strings & continuo in C (15.00)
1. Allegro (5.31)
2. Andante, piano [e] staccato (4.47)
3. Allegro (4.42)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d'Este for strings & continuo in D minor (10.11)
4. Grave (2.35)
5. Allegro (1.41)
6. Adagio (0.44)
7. Largo assai (2.57)
8. Vivace (2.13)

Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770)
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in E, D 51 (16.49)
9. Allegro (6.39)
10. Grave "Tortorella bacie…" (5.29)
11. Allegro assai (4.41)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto 'alla rustica' for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G, RV 151 (4.16)
12. Presto (1.10)
13. Adagio (1.07)
14. Allegro (1.58)

Concerto for bassoon, strings & continuo in C, RV 467 (11.11)
15. Allegro (4.08)
16. Adagio (2.54)
17. Allegro (4.08)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1751)
Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in F, Op 9/3 (11.07)
18. Allegro (4.37)
19. Adagio (2.32)
20. Allegro (3.58)

Giuseppe Torelli (1658 - 1709)
Sinfonia for 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in C, G 33 (7.45)
21. Allegro (3.49)
22. Adagio (0.25)
23. Allegro (3.30)

Sinfonia in C Major, G.33: I. Allegro