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Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque|Grandissima Gravita (Tartini, Veracini, Vivaldi...)

Grandissima Gravita (Tartini, Veracini, Vivaldi...)

Rachel Podger - Brecon Baroque

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Rachel Podger, “the queen of the baroque violin” (Sunday Times), has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. A creative programmer, she is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. This new album brings together the compositions by four violinist-composers, three Italians and one German, all born during the last quarter of the 17th Century and who all died (except Vivaldi, who died younger) around the 1760s. These works explore the imagination of the then revolutionary form that was the Sonata for violin and continuo. Weaving together stylised ancient dances and the more Germanic preludic tradition, these Sonatas transport us to a world of musical amazement. Rachel Podger says: “The four composers’ connections read like a popular comedy! Violin virtuosos Verachini and Pisendel had an argument which resulted in Veracini flying into a rage and throwing himself from first floor a balcony, damaging his foot and limping forever after. Verachini amazed Tartini with his astonishingly smooth bowing technique, whereupon Tartini locked himself away to practice. Pisendel studied with Tartini and Vivaldi...” Let us add that one of Vivaldi’s Sonatas here recorded is dedicated to Pisendel. Podger gives great unity to those works, composed all around Europe at a time when powerful musical influences were continuously changing styles and fashions.

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Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque

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12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, RV 31
Rachel Podger
00:06:30

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, B.a10: I. Andante cantabile
Rachel Podger
00:08:11

Giuseppe Tartini, Composer - Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

3
12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, B.a10: II. Allegro
Rachel Podger
00:03:50

Giuseppe Tartini, Composer - Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

4
12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in A Minor, B.a10: III. Allegro assai
Rachel Podger
00:04:04

Giuseppe Tartini, Composer - Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

5
12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in G Minor: I. Adagio assai
Rachel Podger
00:04:29

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in G Minor: II. Capriccio
Rachel Podger
00:04:49

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

7
12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in G Minor: III. Allegro assai
Rachel Podger
00:02:50

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

8
12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 5 in G Minor: IV. Giga
Rachel Podger
00:02:34

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor: I. Adagio
Rachel Podger
00:02:45

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

10
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor: II. Presto
Rachel Podger
00:03:25

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor: III. Affetuoso
Rachel Podger
00:02:54

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

12
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor: IV. Vivace
Rachel Podger
00:04:07

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Johann Georg Pisendel, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 12 in D Minor: I. Passagallo
Rachel Podger
00:04:19

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 12 in D Minor: II. Capriccio cromatico
Rachel Podger
00:03:09

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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12 Sonate accademiche, Op. 2 Violin Sonata No. 12 in D Minor: III. Adagio, Ciaccona
Rachel Podger
00:07:17

Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Veracini, Composer - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

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Violin Sonata in C Minor, RV 6 "Sonata A Solo Facto Per Monsieur Pisendel Del Vivaldi": Adagio
Rachel Podger
00:03:33

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Rachel Podger, MainArtist - Brecon Baroque, Ensemble

(C) 2017 Channel Classics Records (P) 2017 Channel Classics Records

Album Description

Rachel Podger, “the queen of the baroque violin” (Sunday Times), has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. A creative programmer, she is the founder and Artistic Director of Brecon Baroque Festival and her ensemble Brecon Baroque. This new album brings together the compositions by four violinist-composers, three Italians and one German, all born during the last quarter of the 17th Century and who all died (except Vivaldi, who died younger) around the 1760s. These works explore the imagination of the then revolutionary form that was the Sonata for violin and continuo. Weaving together stylised ancient dances and the more Germanic preludic tradition, these Sonatas transport us to a world of musical amazement. Rachel Podger says: “The four composers’ connections read like a popular comedy! Violin virtuosos Verachini and Pisendel had an argument which resulted in Veracini flying into a rage and throwing himself from first floor a balcony, damaging his foot and limping forever after. Verachini amazed Tartini with his astonishingly smooth bowing technique, whereupon Tartini locked himself away to practice. Pisendel studied with Tartini and Vivaldi...” Let us add that one of Vivaldi’s Sonatas here recorded is dedicated to Pisendel. Podger gives great unity to those works, composed all around Europe at a time when powerful musical influences were continuously changing styles and fashions.

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