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Charles Avison (1709-1770): Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti / Concerto Koln

Audio Samples

  1. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor: I. Largo andante, K 89b, VN $0.99 on iTunes
  2. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor: II. Allegro sprirituoso, K 37, RG 25 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor: III. Vivace, K 38, RG 26 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 3 in D Minor: IV. più allegro, K 1, RG 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 6 in D Major: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 6 in D Major: II. Con furia, K 29, RG 13 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 6 in D Major: III. Adagio, K 89c, VN $0.99 on iTunes
  8. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 6 in D Major: IV. Vivacemente, K 21, RG 32 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 4 in a Minor: I. Andante, K 12, RG 19 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 4 in a Minor: II. Allegro, K 3, RG 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 4 in a Minor: III. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 4 in a Minor: IV. Vivace, K 36, RG 24 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 5 in D Minor: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 5 in D Minor: II. Allegro, K 11, RG 28 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 5 in D Minor: III. Andante moderato, K 41, RG 42 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 5 in D Minor: IV. Allegro, K 5, RG 14 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 9 in C Major: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  18. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 9 in C Major: II. Con spirito, K 31, RG 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 9 in C Major: III. Siciliana $0.99 on iTunes
  20. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 9 in C Major: IV. Allegro, K 7, RG 18 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 11 in G Major: I. Con affetto $0.99 on iTunes
  22. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 11 in G Major: II. Allegro, K 28, RG 35 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 11 in G Major: III. Andante moderato, K 25, RG 37 $0.99 on iTunes
  24. 12 Concertos, Op. 6, Concerto No. 11 in G Major: IV. Vivacemente, K 6, RG 15 $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Cembalo Sonata, Kk. 29 (L. 461): Presto in D Major $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 3 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 6 in D major (after Scarlatti)
>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 4 in A minor (after Scarlatti)
>Avison, Charles : Concerto Grosso no 5 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 9 in C major (after Scarlatti)
>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 11 in G major (after Scarlatti)
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 29/L 461
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Notes & Reviews:

For their new release, Concerto Köln takes us to England and to the composer Charles Avison's milestone arrangements of Domenico Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas and a marker in British music history. While Avison is hardly mentioned in the Classical canon, the rise of historic period performance practice has drawn attention to his works. Multiply talented, he was known more in his lifetime as an ascerbic critic regularly assailing his popular colleagues of the day including Vivaldi and Handel. Scarlatti was among the composers Avison meted out praise for and his Concertos, inspired by his respect for Scarlatti, are here performed by one of the leading ensembles in the field of historical performance practice. Concerto Köln's passionate and scholarly approach forms the foundation of a gorgeous realizing of these works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015).



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Works Details

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 3 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 6 in D major (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 4 in A minor (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Avison, Charles : Concerto Grosso no 5 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 9 in C major (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Avison, Charles : Concerto grosso no 11 in G major (after Scarlatti)
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 29/L 461
  • Conductor: Mayumi Hirasaki
  • Ensemble: Concerto Köln
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/23/2015-04/27/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757