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Con Chitarrone - Italian sonatas from early renaissance to baroque

Leupold Trio

Con Chitarrone - Italian sonatas from early renaissance to baroque

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917236927
Catnr: CC 72369
Release date: 29 October 2010
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Challenge Classics
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0608917236927
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CC 72369
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29 October 2010
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The Leupold Trio made its debut in 2003 at the International Guitar Festival ‘SaitenSprünge’ in Bad Aibling (Germany) and was an immediate hit. The trio is made up of members from the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. The Leupold Trio performed in prestigious concert venues, like the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) as well as numerous museums, historic manorhouses, picturesque churches and castles. They appeared with great success on the Ravello Festival 2009 (on the Amalfi coast, Italy), in Granada (Spain) and in Algeria. Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders and England. The violinist Eva Stegeman is concertmaster of Sinfonia Rotterdam and director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which she conducts from her first-seat position. In 2003, she founded the annual International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, of which she is artistic leader. Stegeman plays a late 17th-century violin made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri (Brescia). Wouter Mijnders is at home with the entire cello repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day. He has made a specialty of playing the violoncello piccolo and recorded with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam the first CD of the unique Concerto in C for violoncello piccolo by Sammartini. With the bowed and plucked strings, these style-conscious musicians perform the most beautiful of the well-known and most exciting of the lesser known works of the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Absolute harmony and perfect magic in sound,’ wrote the Oberbayerisches Volksblatt in 2004. ‘A veritable feast for the senses.’
Het Leupold Trio brengt het verleden tot leven
Dit album bevat diverse sonates van Italiaanse componisten uit de Renaissance en Barok, uitgevoerd door het Leupold Trio.

Het bijzondere van deze opnames is dat de strijkinstrumenten worden begeleid door een chitarrone, een type luit uit de barok, in plaats van het gebruikelijke klavecimbel. Veel van de sonates zijn geschreven voor trio, met gelijkwaardige partijen voor de viool en de cello.

Het Leupold Trio richt zich op het improviseren en experimenteren, iets wat belangrijk is binnen het repertoire dat ze uitvoeren. Het resultaat van het experiment op dit album is dynamisch en levendig: door de sprankelende muziek komt het verleden tot leven.

Het Leupold trio bestaat uit Sören Leupold, Eva Stegeman en Wouter Mijnders, drie voortreffelijke musici die specialisten zijn op het gebied van oude muziek. De musici maken alle drie deel uit van het beroemde Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. Daarnaast treedt Sören Leupold op met enkele van de belangrijkste ensembles op het gebied van oude muziek, bijvoorbeeld Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium Vocale Gent en La Fenice.
Die älteste Musik auf der vorliegenden CD stammt aus der Zeit um 1600. Z.B. frühe Werke von Cima und Frescobaldi, danach Werke von Marini, Castello und Bertali und mit Corelli und Vivaldi landet man im Barock. Das Leupold Trio entdeckte eine Lücke in der vom Cembalo dominierten Aufführungspraxis Alter Musik und experimentierte damit, Violin- und Cellosonaten auf der Chitarrone zu spielen. Dabei wählten sie aus dem Triorepertoire gern Musik für zwei ebenbürtige, konzertierende Stimmen aus. Das Ergebnis könnte eindrucksvoller und lebendiger nicht sein.

Artist(s)

Leupold Trio

The Leupold Trio made its debut in 2003 at the International Guitar Festival ‘SaitenSprünge’ in Bad Aibling (Germany) and was an immediate hit. The trio is made up of members from the  Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. The Leupold Trio performed in prestigious concert venues, like the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) as well as numerous museums, historic manorhouses,  picturesque churches and castles. They appeared with great success on the Ravello Festival 2009 (on the Amalfi coast, Italy), in Granada (Spain) and in Algeria. Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium  Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany,...
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The Leupold Trio made its debut in 2003 at the International Guitar Festival ‘SaitenSprünge’ in Bad Aibling (Germany) and was an immediate hit. The trio is made up of members from the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. The Leupold Trio performed in prestigious concert venues, like the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) as well as numerous museums, historic manorhouses, picturesque churches and castles. They appeared with great success on the Ravello Festival 2009 (on the Amalfi coast, Italy), in Granada (Spain) and in Algeria. Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders and England. The violinist Eva Stegeman is concertmaster of Sinfonia Rotterdam and director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which she conducts from her first-seat position. In 2003, she founded the annual International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, of which she is artistic leader. Stegeman plays a late 17th-century violin made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri (Brescia). Wouter Mijnders is at home with the entire cello repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day. He has made a specialty of playing the violoncello piccolo and recorded with the Combattimento ConsortAmsterdam the first CD of the unique Concerto in C for violoncello piccolo by Sammartini. With the bowed and plucked strings, these style-conscious musicians perform the most beautiful of thewell-known and most exciting of the lesser known works of the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Absolute harmony and perfect magic in sound,’ wrote the Oberbayerisches Volksblatt in 2004. ‘A veritable feast for the senses.’
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Wouter Mijnders

Wouter Mijnders is at home with the entire cello repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day. He has made a specialty of playing the violoncello piccolo and recorded with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam the first CD of the unique Concerto in C for violoncello piccolo by Sammartini. With the bowed and plucked strings, these style-conscious musicians perform the most beautiful of the well-known and most exciting of the lesser known works of the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Absolute harmony and perfect magic in sound,’ wrote the Oberbayerisches Volksblatt in 2004. ‘A veritable feast for the senses.’
more
Wouter Mijnders is at home with the entire cello repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day. He has made a specialty of playing the violoncello piccolo and recorded with the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam the first CD of the unique Concerto in C for violoncello piccolo by Sammartini. With the bowed and plucked strings, these style-conscious musicians perform the most beautiful of the well-known and most exciting of the lesser known works of the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Absolute harmony and perfect magic in sound,’ wrote the Oberbayerisches Volksblatt in 2004. ‘A veritable feast for the senses.’
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Sören Leupold

Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium  Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders and England. The violinist Eva Stegeman is concertmaster of Sinfonia Rotterdam and director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which she conducts from her first-seat position. In 2003, she founded the annual International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, of which she is artistic leader. Stegeman plays a late 17th-century violin made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri (Brescia)
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Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders and England. The violinist Eva Stegeman is concertmaster of Sinfonia Rotterdam and director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which she conducts from her first-seat position. In 2003, she founded the annual International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, of which she is artistic leader. Stegeman plays a late 17th-century violin made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri (Brescia)
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Composer(s)

Domenico Gabrielli

Domenico Gabrielli was an Italian baroque composer and cello virtuoso. As a composer, he freed the cello from his limited role as a bass instrument by writing a few solo works for the instrument. He also wrote instrumental and vocal works for the church and several operas, which were performed in Venice, Modena and Turin. In the 1680's, Gabrielli gained recognition as a cello virtuoso. He was given the nickname 'Mingain (of Minghino) dal viulunzeel', which means 'the little Dominico of the cello'.
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Domenico Gabrielli was an Italian baroque composer and cello virtuoso. As a composer, he freed the cello from his limited role as a bass instrument by writing a few solo works for the instrument. He also wrote instrumental and vocal works for the church and several operas, which were performed in Venice, Modena and Turin.
In the 1680's, Gabrielli gained recognition as a cello virtuoso. He was given the nickname "Mingain (of Minghino) dal viulunzeel", which means "the little Dominico of the cello".

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Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some...
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.

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Arcangelo Corelli

The Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli was the first European composer who was recognized for his instrumental works, and was also the one who established genres such as the sonata and the concerto grosso. His works were of major importance for the development of chamber music and orchestral music. Composers such as Vivaldi, Geminiani and Telemann revised Corelli’s works or imitated his style. The virtuosic style of playing that Corelli taught to his pupils was of vital importance for the development of violin playing, and formed the foundation of the violin technique until the 19th century. Although Corelli was famous during his lifetime, only little is known about his life. The available information consists primarily of a wealth of legends...
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The Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli was the first European composer who was recognized for his instrumental works, and was also the one who established genres such as the sonata and the concerto grosso. His works were of major importance for the development of chamber music and orchestral music. Composers such as Vivaldi, Geminiani and Telemann revised Corelli’s works or imitated his style. The virtuosic style of playing that Corelli taught to his pupils was of vital importance for the development of violin playing, and formed the foundation of the violin technique until the 19th century.
Although Corelli was famous during his lifetime, only little is known about his life. The available information consists primarily of a wealth of legends and anecdotes for which no reliable evidence can be found. It is known that Corelli studied in Bologna, and worked in Rome around 1675, where he played in various ensembles, led the orchestras of his patrons and performed as a soloist at the house concerts of the aristocracy.
Corelli’s oeuvre comprises solely of instrumental works, amongst them concerti grossi, chamber sonatas and church sonatas, published in sets of twelve. Currently his compositions are not as popular as during his lifetime, but there are still some works that are loved by the audience, like the so-called Christmas Concerto from his 12 Concerti Grossi op.6.

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Girolamo Frescobaldi

Girolamo Frescobaldi was an Italian composer and organist of the Renaissance and Early Baroque. In 1608 he was named organist of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, after he visitied the Southern Netherlands in 1607-1608, in particular Brussels and Antwerp. From 1628 to 1933, he worked for the court of Ferdinand II of Tuscany, after which he resided back in Rome.  His most popular work is his Fiori Musicali (1635), which is a collection of largely liturgical organ compositions to perform during mass. Johann Sebastian Bach owned a self-transcribed copy of this collection. Furthermore, Frescobaldi composed ricercars, canzones, toccatas (both for organ and harpsichord), four-part fantasies, madrigals, motets, and two masses for two four-voiced choirs and B.C.  Frescobaldi's influence on keyboard music has been substantial....
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Girolamo Frescobaldi was an Italian composer and organist of the Renaissance and Early Baroque. In 1608 he was named organist of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, after he visitied the Southern Netherlands in 1607-1608, in particular Brussels and Antwerp. From 1628 to 1933, he worked for the court of Ferdinand II of Tuscany, after which he resided back in Rome.

His most popular work is his Fiori Musicali (1635), which is a collection of largely liturgical organ compositions to perform during mass. Johann Sebastian Bach owned a self-transcribed copy of this collection. Furthermore, Frescobaldi composed ricercars, canzones, toccatas (both for organ and harpsichord), four-part fantasies, madrigals, motets, and two masses for two four-voiced choirs and B.C.

Frescobaldi's influence on keyboard music has been substantial. This was realised by his many publications (which were under his published under his own supervision) as well as the many young musicians he trained. The most important of which of composer Johann Jakob Froberger, who eventually became the organist at the court of the Emperor in Vienna.


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Biagio Marini

Biagio Marini (1594-1663) has possibly studied with his uncle, the Domincan Giacinto Bondioli. Marini's works were printed and were influential in European musical life. He travelled his entire life, worked in Brussels and over thirty years in Neuburg an der Donau and in Düsseldorf, with Monteverdi in Venice at St Mark's Basilica, and in cities like Padua, Parma, Ferrara, Milan, Bergamo, and Brescia.There is evidence that he married three times and fathered five children. He died in Venice. Although he wrote both instrumental and vocal music, he is better known for his innovative instrumental compositions. He contributed to the early development of the string idiom by expanding the performance range of the solo and accompanied violin and incorporating slur, double and even...
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Biagio Marini (1594-1663) has possibly studied with his uncle, the Domincan Giacinto Bondioli. Marini's works were printed and were influential in European musical life. He travelled his entire life, worked in Brussels and over thirty years in Neuburg an der Donau and in Düsseldorf, with Monteverdi in Venice at St Mark's Basilica, and in cities like Padua, Parma, Ferrara, Milan, Bergamo, and Brescia.There is evidence that he married three times and fathered five children. He died in Venice.
Although he wrote both instrumental and vocal music, he is better known for his innovative instrumental compositions. He contributed to the early development of the string idiom by expanding the performance range of the solo and accompanied violin and incorporating slur, double and even triple stopping, and the first explicitly notated tremolo effects into his music. He made contributions to most of the contemporary genres and investigated unusual compositional procedures, like constructing an entire sonata without a cadence (as in his Sonata senza cadenza). Many of his works have been lost, but those that have survived time demonstrate inventiveness, lyrical skill and harmonic boldness. In addition to his violin works, he wrote music for the cornett, dulcian, and sackbut.

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