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Rachel Podger | Brecon Baroque

Grandissima Gravita

  • Type SACD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385392170
  • Catalog number CCSSA 39217
  • Release date 15 September 2017
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About the album

This CD brings together the compositions by four violinist- composers. United by a reverence for Arcangelo Corelli (1653- 1713), and in particular his Opus 5, these works explore the imagination of form that was the Sonata for violin and continuo. Weaving together stylised dances and the preludic tradition, we are transported to a world of musical alchemy - the violinist creating ex nihilo textures and melodies that entrance and amaze.

Rachel Podger: The four composers’ connections read like a popular comedy! Violin virtuosos Francesco Maria Verachini and Johann Georg Pisendel had an argument which resulted in Veracini flying into a rage and throwing himself from first floor a balcony, damaging his foot and limping forever after. Verachini amazed Giuseppe Tartini with his astonishingly smooth bowing technique, whereupon Tartini locked himself away to practice. Pisendel studied with Tartini and Antonio Vivaldi... 

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    Sonata for violin and continuo in A major Op. 2 no 2
     
    06:18
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in A major Op. 2 no 2 Andante Cantabile
     
    08:08
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in A major Op. 2 no 2 Allegro
     
    03:46
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in A major Op. 2 no 2 Allegro assai
     
    03:54
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor Op. 2 no 5 Adagio assai
     
    04:28
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor Op. 2 no 5 Capriccio
     
    04:46
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor Op. 2 no 5 Allegro assai
     
    02:48
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    Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor Op. 2 no 5 Giga
     
    02:25
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    Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C minor Adagio
     
    02:42
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    Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C minor Presto
     
    03:22
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    Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C minor Affetuoso
     
    02:50
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    Sonata for violin and harpsichord in C minor Vivace
     
    03:56
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    Sonata No. 12 for violin and continuo in D minor Op 2 no 12 (Sonate Accademiche) Passagallo
     
    04:15
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    Sonata No. 12 for violin and continuo in D minor Op 2 no 12 (Sonate Accademiche) Capriccio cromatico
     
    03:04
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    Sonata No. 12 for violin and continuo in D minor Op 2 no 12 (Sonate Accademiche) Adagio, Ciaccona
     
    07:10
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    ‘Suonata a solo fatto per il Maestro Pisendel’ del Vivaldi in C minor: Adagio in E flat major
     

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