Perla Barocca - Early Italian Masterpieces - Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti - 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

Perla Barocca – Early Italian Masterpieces – Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti – 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

Composer: Early Italian Masterpieces
Performer: Rachel Podger – violin, Marcin Świątkiewicz – harpsichord & organ, Daniele Caminiti – theorbo
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 192kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Channel Classics
Size: 2.94 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes (Sleeve, Digital Booklet)
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Perla Barocca
Early Italian Masterpieces

Giovanni Battista Fontana (d.1631)
01. Sonata Seconda (6:59)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
02. Toccata Prima (4:04)

Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)
03. Sonata overo Toccata quinta a violino solo (6:14)

Dario Castello (1590-1658)
04. Sonata Seconda (5:33)

Biago Marini (1594-1663)
05. Sonata quatro per sonar con due corde (9:28)

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
06. Toccata per Spinettina e Violino (3:54)

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630-1670)
07. Sonata Sesta (Op 4, 1690) La Vinciolina (6:49)

Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
08. Sonata Duodecima (9:39)

Andrea Gabrieli (?1532/3-1585)
09. Ricercar del Primo Tono (3:22)

Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1622)
10. Sonata a due, Milano 1610 (5:06)

Antonio Bertali (1605-1669)
11. Chiacona (8:46)

Recording Location: Schiedam Holland

‘Rich Baroque colour – from the music, interpretation and the instruments themselves – surprises and delights throughout, as does the playing’s joyful vibrancy.’ (…) Podger’s pure tone and expressive bowing are well complemented by Marcin Swiatkiewicz’s bright, pungent copy of an Italian harpsichord from the early 1600s and Daniele Caminiti’s imaginative theorbo-playing.—Gramophone, Editors Choice

In the very early 17th century, extraordinary things were happening to music. Tectonic plates were on the move and established hierarchies were shifting away from vocal music towards instrumental music: away from the polyphonic complexities of a cappella ensemble or choral music towards the utterly different hierarchy of a top line and a bass line, both instrumental, with, crudely, a filling in the middle. It was a revolution: music was moving into the Baroque era. This beautifully assembled set of Baroque pearls – divinely played by Rachel Podger, the doyenne of Baroque violinists, along with her collaborators Marcin Swiatkiewicz on harpsichord and organ, and Daniele Caminiti on theorbo – catches that moment of change in wonderfully light, expressive, mercurial performances of music by composers such as Frescobaldi and Gabrieli, along with names unknown, including Isabella Leonarda, a nun who lived in a convent, churning out over 200 compositions. It’s fascinating, immediately appealing stuff, terrific variety within the pieces and, audibly, all the seed elements of the Baroque Suite to come.—Herald Scotland- Michael Tumelty

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