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Unlocked, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Vol. 2 Opus 1 Concerti & Sinphonie Libro Secondo Ouverture-Suite in A
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Antonio Vivaldi

La Serenissima

Unlocked, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Vol. 2 Opus 1 Concerti & Sinphonie Libro Secondo Ouverture-Suite in A

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212076729
Catnr: SIGCD 767
Release date: 27 October 2023
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212076729
Catalogue number
SIGCD 767
Release date
27 October 2023
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

This album features the second half of Brescianello’s Opus 1; works 1 – 6 were released as Behind Closed Doors in 2022. La Serenissima passionately believe that Brescianello is a composer who deserves greater recognition with the result that many of his works have been included in releases dating from 2019, our first release on Signum. Solo concertos for violin alternate with Sinphonias for strings and continuo; both forms illustrate Brescianello’s talent for fusing virtuosity with the sweetest of melodies. Also included on the album is an orchestral suite in A major that finishes with a rousing Giga.

Artist(s)

La Serenissima

La Serenissima is the UK’s leading exponent of the music of eighteenth-century Venice. Described as ‘one of Britain’s best-loved chamber orchestras’ (The Telegraph) La Serenissima has uncovered a plethora of neglected music, making it available to all through live performance, recording and outreach. Uniquely, the group’s entire repertoire is edited from source material. Founded in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima is recognised for its outstanding recording catalogue, which is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and international radio; advertising (Beats, 2022) and film (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2020). The group has won two Gramophone Awards: for The French Connection (2010) and The Italian Job (2017); in 2018 Vivaldi X2 topped the UK Classical Chart. Their 2022 release Vivaldi’s Women, featuring the World Premiere of a concerto discovery, was praised by BBC Radio...
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La Serenissima is the UK’s leading exponent of the music of eighteenth-century Venice.
Described as ‘one of Britain’s best-loved chamber orchestras’ (The Telegraph) La Serenissima has uncovered a plethora of neglected music, making it available to all through live performance, recording and outreach. Uniquely, the group’s entire repertoire is edited from source material.
Founded in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima is recognised for its outstanding recording catalogue, which is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and international radio; advertising (Beats, 2022) and film (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2020). The group has won two Gramophone Awards: for The French Connection (2010) and The Italian Job (2017); in 2018 Vivaldi X2 topped the UK Classical Chart.
Their 2022 release Vivaldi’s Women, featuring the World Premiere of a concerto discovery, was praised by BBC Radio 3 Record Review as ‘a fine contextual album’ and attracted over a million streams in its first weeks of release; Forza Azzurri! featured in the UK Classical Chart and captured imaginations in the Italian press with radio24 interviewing Adrian Chandler in Italian in December 2022. La Serenissima performs across the UK and internationally. It has given the first UK performance of Brescianello’s opera Tisbe (2018) and the modern premiere of Caldara’s opera Lucio Papirio Dittatore (2019).
The group embarked on new digital formats in 2021 with support from the Culture Recovery Fund & Continuo Foundation.
This created new videos aimed at Key-Stage 2 children & the launch of a podcasting series Lost & Found. La Serenissima looks forward to a residency at Wigmore Hall in 2024-25 and performances throughout the UK and beyond. La Serenissima is proud to have as its Honorary Patron, His Excellency The Italian Ambassador to the UK.

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Composer(s)

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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01.
Concerto IV for violin, strings & continuo in e: : Allegro
03:13
(Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello) Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima
02.
Concerto IV for violin, strings & continuo in e: : Adagio
02:10
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
03.
Concerto IV for violin, strings & continuo in e: : Allegro
02:50
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Sinphonia IV for strings & continuo in B?: Allegro - Adagio
03:23
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
05.
Sinphonia IV for strings & continuo in B?: Allegro
03:19
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
06.
Concerto V for violin, strings & continuo in c: Allegro
02:28
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
07.
Concerto V for violin, strings & continuo in c: Largo
02:36
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Concerto V for violin, strings & continuo in c: Allegro
03:47
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
09.
Sinphonia V for strings & continuo in F: Allegro – Adagio
05:30
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
10.
Sinphonia V for strings & continuo in F: Presto
03:18
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
11.
Concerto VI for violin, strings & continuo in A: Allegro
03:10
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
12.
Concerto VI for violin, strings & continuo in A: Adagio
01:50
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Concerto VI for violin, strings & continuo in A: Allegro
04:30
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
14.
Sinphonia VI for strings & continuo in E?: Allegro
02:23
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Sinphonia VI for strings & continuo in E?: Adagio
03:07
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
16.
Sinphonia VI for strings & continuo in E?: Allegro assai
04:02
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
17.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Largo – Fuga
03:33
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
18.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Gavotte
01:26
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
19.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Menuet – Trio – Menuet
02:30
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Aria: Allegro
02:08
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
21.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Rondeau: Allegro
01:24
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
22.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Aria: Allegro
02:43
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
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Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Aria: Andante
02:54
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
24.
Ouverture for strings & continuo in A: Giga
01:54
Adrian Chandler, Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, La Serenissima
25.
Concerto IV: alternate slow movement, RV 366
02:06
Adrian Chandler, Antonio Vivaldi, La Serenissima
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