Notes & Reviews:
Although a nobleman by birth, Benedetto Marcello was also a serious amateur composer whose influence reached long beyond his time. This compilation focuses on his 12 Sonatas Op.2 for solo flute and basso continuo. Elegantly performed by the players of Trio Legrenzi, these recordings are a fine addition to the Newton Classics catalogue.
American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The recorded sound is clear and direct, which means that there's nothing that adds to the sound coming from the instruments. The flutist's tone is clear, but not always pretty, and sometimes borders on forced when playing above the staff (cf. Sonata 4, the opening Adagio). He uses vibrato everywhere. The cellist, for better or worse, tends to match the flutist's approach; and the harpsichord playing is fine, but placed in the background.
Recording information: Studiosintesi, Venice (10/22/1990-10/26/1990).
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Works DetailsMarcello, Benedetto : Sonatas (12) for recorder & continuo, Op. 2
- Ensemble: Trio Legrenzi
- Notes: Studiosintesi, Venice (10/22/1990-10/26/1990)
- Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1712