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Giovanni Battista Fontana (1571-1630): Sonatas for violin and other instruments / Stradivaria, Daniel Cuiller

Album Summary

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Undecima
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 4
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Prima for recorder
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 5
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Ottava
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 2 (Sonata seconda)
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Terza (from Sonata a 1, 2, 3)
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 6
>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata no 7 for 2 violins, harp & continuo
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Giovanni Battista Fontana, born in Brescia around 1571, lived in Venice, Rome and Padua, where he died in the plague epidemic of 1630. His music displays a superb mastery of counterpoint, expressive slow movements, complex ornamentation and elegantly vivacious dance movements. Nicknamed 'dal Violino' and described as 'one of the most singular virtuosos the age has seen,' Fontana's compositions are an outstanding example of Baroque instrumental music in its early years. On this release, Daniel Cuiller leads the ensemble Stradivaria in a selection of nine sonatas.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011).



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Works Details

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Undecima
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 4
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Prima for recorder
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1630

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 5
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Ottava
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 2 (Sonata seconda)
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata Terza (from Sonata à 1, 2, 3)
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata for solo violin no 6
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Fontana, Giovanni Battista : Sonata no 7 for 2 violins, harp & continuo
  • Conductor: Daniel Cuiller
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria
  • Notes: Chapelle de l'Immaculée, à Nantes (11/29/2011-12/02/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance