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Lidarti: Violin Concertos / D'Orazio, Auser Musici

Album Summary

>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor
>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 3 in A major
>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major
>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major
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Notes & Reviews:

Auser Musici is a vocal and instrumental ensemble founded in 1997 by Carlo Ipata and named after an ancient river once flowing near its Italian home town of Pisa. Comprised of instrumentalists and singers with an international reputation who are also experts in historically based performance, the young group has already been heard stateside at the Miami Baroque Festival. In a follow-up to its much praised Hyperion debut disc of Boccherini, the ensemble turns to the rarely heard Italian composer Christian Joseph Lidarti (1730-1795), whose three 'Violin Concertos' are all recorded here for the first time.

'The enchantingly radiant quality of D'Orazio's playing and Lidarti's music ... D'Orazio possesses just the right kind of lithe, flexible and elegant and pure sound this music cries out for, and he directs Auser Musici (familiar from an enchanting disc of Boccherini Flute Quintets) with flair, imagination and in the slow movements a moving sensitivity to line, dynamic and harmonic pacing' (International Record Review)

'Tunefulness, energy and general amiability ... a true Classical period sensibility ... The violin concertos are directed with verve and grace by the virtuoso soloist, Francesco D'Orazio ... He is a lithe, elegant and characterful performer and his elaborate cadenzas are delightfully playful' (Goldberg)

'Christian Joseph Lidarti (1730-95) is another new name to learn and not forget again. Re-discovered for these premiere recordings by a Pisan vocal and instrumental ensemble, this is another composer to scotch the "canon" which dominates concerts and recordings. Some 400 works of his can be found in the British Library and in a collection in Tuscany. These here are undated, but this eighteenth-century Italian composer bridges the baroque and classical periods. They are superbly realised by the consummate artistry and virtuosity of Francesco D'Orazio ... An excellent first for Hyperion' (MusicalPointers.com)

'The three violin concertos ... would happily stand comparison with Haydn's works in the genre. Soloists Francesco D'Orazio gives fine accounts of Lidarti's technically demanding music and his cadenzas are nicely in the style of the period ... All four works reveal a composer with a keen sense of dramatic melody ... These are all world premiere recordings, and violinists looking for new repertoire should certainly hear it' (Early Music News)



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>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 2 in D minor
  • Performer: Viola] Francesco D'Orazio [Violin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Francesco D'Orazio
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 13 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 3 in A major
  • Performer: Viola] Francesco D'Orazio [Violin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Francesco D'Orazio
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major
  • Performer: Viola] Francesco D'Orazio [Violin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Francesco D'Orazio
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 14 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Lidarti, Christian Joseph : Concerto for Violin no 1 in C major
  • Performer: Viola] Francesco D'Orazio [Violin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Francesco D'Orazio
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Running Time: 19 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical