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Vitali: Sonatas, Op. 11 for Violin / Luigi Cozzolino, violin

Album Summary

>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Varie Sonate alla Francese e all'Italiana a 6, Op. 11
>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Toccata (form Partite sopra diverse sonate)
>Cozzolino, Luigi : Grave à 6, an homage to Giovanni Battista Vitali
>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Barabano, for ensemble
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632-92) along with Domenico Gabrieli was one of several important musicians to accept posts at the vibrant court of the duchy of Modena. The young duke, Francesco II, was a cultivated prince, lover of the arts, and by all accounts a good violinist. Gabrieli was a pioneer of the cello, and Vitali was a virtuoso on the 'violone' - a large bass violin, and proficient on the new cello. Corelli politely declined an appointment from the duke, and dedicated his Op.3 to Francesco. Vitali started a musical dynasty at the court that lasted for 4 generations. The Op.11 sonatas are composed for 6 instruments, although the court band had grown to 13 players during Vitali's time there. For this recording, the parts have been doubled, to provide additional continuo. These works were a considerable success for the composer and were consistently in print long after Vitali's death. The music is a sophisticated blend of Italian and French styles, with the dance never far from the composer's mind. They are fascinating works from a skilful composer who was a contemporary of Purcell, Marais, Pachelbel and Corelli.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Villa di Bivigliano, Bivigliano, Florence (08/09/2008-08/11/2009).



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>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Varie Sonate alla Francese e all'Italiana a 6, Op. 11
  • Performer: Luigi Cozzolino (Violin)
  • Conductor: Luigi Cozzolino
  • Ensemble: Semperconsort
  • Notes: Villa di Bivigliano, Bivigliano, Florence (08/09/2008-08/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Toccata (form Partite sopra diverse sonate)
  • Performer: Luigi Cozzolino (Violin)
  • Notes: Villa di Bivigliano, Bivigliano, Florence (08/09/2008-08/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cozzolino, Luigi : Grave à 6, an homage to Giovanni Battista Vitali
  • Performer: Luigi Cozzolino (Violin)
  • Conductor: Luigi Cozzolino
  • Ensemble: Semperconsort
  • Notes: Villa di Bivigliano, Bivigliano, Florence (08/09/2008-08/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.

>Vitali, Giovanni Battista : Barabano, for ensemble
  • Performer: Luigi Cozzolino (Violin)
  • Conductor: Luigi Cozzolino
  • Ensemble: Semperconsort
  • Notes: Villa di Bivigliano, Bivigliano, Florence (08/09/2008-08/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque