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Antonio Montanari (1676-1737): Violin Concertos / Johannes Pramsohler, violin; Ensemble Diderot

Album Summary

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in C major ("Dresden")
>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 1/6
>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 1/1
>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 1/5
>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 1/7
>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 1/8
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Johannes Pramsohler and Ensemble Diderot uncover a forgotten master of the Baroque: Antonio Maria Montanari, the most celebrated violinist in Rome at the time of Corelli and Handel. His collection of violin concertos is one of the most ambitious sets of the period, ranking among the most impressive achievements in the Italian repertoire. The musicians of the Ensemble Diderot deliver the world premiere recording of these exceptionally well-crafted concertos in their usual energetic, precise, and intoxicating way. An elaborate booklet with liner notes by internationally renowned musicologist Michael Talbot provides fitting context.

"On January 8, 1713, Arcangelo Corelli died. With his passing, the community of string players in Rome lost not only its most internationally famous violinist and composer but also its recognized leader; the person with the twofold task of directing major orchestral performances from the concertmaster's descend of recruiting and managing the payment of the players themselves. There were two obvious candidates to succeed him in the latter role. One, Matteo Furnari, had acted for several years as his co-leader and had deputized for him in his last few years, which were marked by his failing health. The other, Giuseppe Valentini, was more a rival than a friend to Corelli, but was at least a regular "front desk" player and a very prolific composer with an original, if sometimes rather bizarre musical style. In any event both men were passed over in favor of the wonderful composer of the music on this disc, Antonio Montanari who lived from 1676-1737. If you love the music from this period and are looking for a composer who is new and refreshing, this new CD is for you. It is beautifully performed and recorded."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015).



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>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in C major ("Dresden")
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in E flat major, Op. 1/6
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 1/1
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 1/5
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 1/7
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Montanari : Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 1/8
  • Performer: Johannes Pramsohler (Violin)
  • Conductor: Johannes Pramsohler
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Diderot
  • Notes: Gustav-Mahler-Saal, Toblach (01/12/2015-01/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto