Albinoniís Venice: Venetian Flute Music | Pan Classics PC10405

Albinoniís Venice: Venetian Flute Music


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Label: Pan Classics

Cat No: PC10405

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 28th June 2019



After the success of the Vivaldiana CD, Michael Form and Dirk BŲrner continue their exploration of the Venetian repertoire for recorder with the present recording. The focus this time is Tomaso Albinoni, whose fame during his lifetime was spread far beyond the borders of Veneto and Italy. Even today it seems justified to name him in the same breath as Antonio Vivaldi, the rival star of the Venetian music scene of the early 18th century.

A sonata by Albinoni and - as a world premiere recording - a Concerto di camera for recorder can be heard here: harpsichordist Dirk BŲrner contributes an original composition based on a theme by Albinoni. The two sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, recorded here, are a continuation of the Vivaldiana album. These are works that never existed in this form. The regrouping of sentences from different sources was a widespread technique, not only in Vivaldi's catalogue of works.

The recorder sonata by Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani deserves special attention. The grand-gestured Largo and a virtuoso fast movement are followed by variations on the famous Follia theme. Bellinzani must surely have intended this conclusion as an allusion to Arcangelo Corelliís Violin Sonatas, op.5 (Rome, 1700).

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