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Klassiek - Verschenen op 20 september 2019 | Berlin Classics

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Capricious, gleefully extravagant and no respecter of rules, Francesco Geminiani was a virtuoso violinist and a talented composer. He was also an art dealer, a collector, a painter, writer and musicologist in the early days of the discipline. In his day, this hurried and agitated man (two characteristics that can be found in the vivacity of his music) had a reputation and influence every bit as powerful as that of Corelli or Handel, which time has unfairly erased.The magnificent Concerto Köln ensemble wanted to address this lack by lending all its lustre to Geminiani's music, choosing its quintessence ("Quinta essentia") for this splendid album. A great traveller, Geminiani journeyed all over Europe, spending a fairly long time in Paris before establishing himself for good in London, where he played violin concertos with Handel at court. The story is told of the theft of one of his manuscripts by a servant during a stay in Dublin, which provoked his death at the age of 74 a (more than) respectable age for the time.He left behind many sonatas and concertos grossos in the style of Corelli, which were very much in fashion in the England of the time. His own style would, however, make its mark, and many composers would keep his memory through the use of multiple arrangements, such as his student Charles Avison. The thirty-three pages of this recording give a perfect illustration of the versatility of this essential baroque composer. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 september 2018 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 2 juni 2017 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason
Geminiani’s The Art of Playing on the Violin, Op. 9 (published in English in 1751) give us a very precious glimpse of what was musical practice in the first half of the 18th century, then considerably in the grip of the Italian influence. The publication began with some 28 exercises, aimed at perfecting technical skills such as double stops, special bowing, arpeggios, chords, ornamentation, shakes, swelling and softening, staccato, scales galore etc., and finished with twelve “examples”, “twelve pieces in different styles for violin and cello with basso continuo for the harpsichord”. What he meant by different styles are dances (courante: no. IV, gavotte: no. VIII, gigue: no. XI), fugues in the style of Corelli’s sonatas (nos. I, II, VII; while nos. IX-XI could be considered a full-fledged sonata da chiesa) as well as slow pieces in the “pathetic” style. These last, full of affectation, are particularly evocative of opera arias. Violonist Gottfried von der Goltz plays these twelve examples using several ornamentation techniques as pinpointed by the composer himself in the exercises – according to the liner notes, this would even be a recording premiere, and quite astonishingly it seems this is really the case. The interpreter begins the recording with a free improvisation, like a kind of offhand praeludium, reminding us that Geminiani was known amongst his student as Il Furibondo. So as not to wary the listener, the recording makes use of various continuo combinations, what with harpsichord, theorbo or organ. Von der Goltz completes the album with two of the Twelve Sonatas Op. 4 for violin and basso continuo, composed 1739, two pieces which stylistically make the link between the Italian style (Corelli, Vivaldi) and the French (Leclair, Boismortier), several years before the Quarrel of the Buffoons broke out – that moronic Parisian controversy concerning the relative merits of French and Italian music in general, opera in particular. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 januari 2017 | Stradivarius

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 10 augustus 2015 | Stradivarius

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 mei 2015 | Accent

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 mei 2015 | Sony Classical

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1960 | BnF Collection

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 april 2014 | Outhere - Rewind

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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 5 november 2013 | K&K Verlagsanstalt

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 30 juli 2013 | EMG Classical

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Tactus

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Tactus

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 oktober 2012 | Tactus

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 oktober 2012 | Tactus

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 maart 2012 | Stradivarius

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 februari 2012 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 maart 2011 | Pan Classics

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 1977 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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