Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sei Solo for unaccompanied violin figure amongst the baroque works on which the performance traditions of the 19th and 20th centuries weigh most heavily. Rediscovered halfway through the 19th century after having been forgotten for more than a century, these works quickly entered the repertoire of works performed by violinists during the Romantic period: from that moment...
Seicento: The Virtuoso Early Italian Violin
Early Italian Virtuoso solo Music for violin.
Enrico Onofri, violin | Alessandro Palmeri, cello | Simone Vallerotondo, archlute & theorbo | Federica Bianchi, harpsichord & organ
Girolamo Kapsberger | Biagio Marini | Aurelio Virgiliano | Bartolomeo de Selma e Salaverde | Giovanni Battista Fontana | Marco Uccellini | Francesco Rognoni Taegio | Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli | Bartolomeo Montalbano | Alessandro Stradella
Small size, four gut strings, a short bow were at beginning the ingredients of the magic. Such magic happened in Italy, the cradle of the violin, during the seventeenth century. “Seicento!” is therefore a multifaceted time-travel through the Early Baroque, from Venice to Sicily, exploring the wonders of the first violin virtuosos and their dexterous-passionated playing. A collection of music born looking at Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini’s masterworks.
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