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Paolo Pandolfo: A Solo - Pieces by Abel, JS Bach, Corkine, De Machy, Hume et al. / Paolo Pandolfo, cello

Album Summary

>Pandolfo, Paolo : Aria della Monicha, variations for viola da gamba
>Ortiz, Diego : Passamezzo antiguo
>Ortiz, Diego : Passamezzo moderno
>Corkine, William : The Punckes Delight
>Hume, Tobias : The first part of ayres
>Sumarte, Richard : Daphne, for viol
>Sumarte, Richard : Whoope doe me no harm, for viol
>Corkine, William : Come liue with me, and be my love
>Machy (Demachy) : Suite
>Marais, Marin [Composer] : La Badinage, for viola de gamba & continuo in F sharp minor (Pieces de viole, Book IV, no 87)
>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pieces de viole, Book II, no 63)
>Sainte-Colombe le fils, M : Aire en rondeau, for viol
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Arpeggiata (Prelude), for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871)
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Adagio for solo viola da gamba (no WKO)
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Allegro, for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871)
>Pandolfo, Paolo : A Solo (Tombeau), for viola da gamba
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Notes & Reviews:

Paolo Pandolfo has always manifested a modern human streak in his playing of the viola da gamba, demonstrating how an instrument which was born in the 16th century can still speak directly and eloquently to us today. This was vividly encapsulated on an inspirational recording on Glossa which came out back in 1998, bearing a title - A Solo - which proclaims both the personal touch, but also the exposed presence of one performer playing alone. Pandolfo takes the listener on a journey across European gamba music from its beginnings in the 16th century in Italy and Spain, including music by Diego Ortiz, its adoption into the Stuart psyche in the British Isles through Tobias Hume, William Corkine and Richard Sumarte, onto its age of supreme elegance with Marin Marais and M. de Machy in the times of Louis XIV in France, and thence to the 18th-century German Courts, nourished by French and Italian influences, and expressed in a wholly original way by JS Bach (Pandolfo's transcription of his fourth Cello Suite) and by the "swansong" style of CF Abel. Topped and tailed by Pandolfo's own, heartfelt, contributions to the instrument's repertory, A solo harnesses virtuosity worn lightly with the power of a stringed instrument to "sing" and to make harmony. Fêted by critics when it was first issued, but for some time now unavailable, the recording is happily being reissued on Glossa as a testament to the unique contribution that Paolo Pandolfo continues to make to the art of music-making

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Crypt, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (09/1997).



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Works Details

>Pandolfo, Paolo : Aria della Monicha, variations for viola da gamba
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Ortiz, Diego : Passamezzo antiguo
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Ortiz, Diego : Passamezzo moderno
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Corkine, William : The Punckes Delight
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Hume, Tobias : The first part of ayres
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1605

>Sumarte, Richard : Daphne, for viol
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Sumarte, Richard : Whoope doe me no harm, for viol
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Corkine, William : Come liue with me, and be my love
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Machy (Demachy) : Suite :: Prélude
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : La Badinage, for viola de gamba & continuo in F sharp minor (Pièces de viole, Book IV, no 87)
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Les Voix Humaines, for viola da gamba & continuo in D major (Pièces de viole, Book II, no 63)
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Sainte-Colombe le fils, M : Aire en rondeau, for viol
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello solo no 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Arpeggiata (Prélude), for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871)
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Adagio for solo viola da gamba (no WKO)
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1770

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Allegro, for viola da gamba (Ms Drexel 5871)
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Pandolfo, Paolo : A Solo (Tombeau), for viola da gamba
  • Performer: Paolo Pandolfo (Viola da gamba)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary