Corelli: Concerti grossi (I Solisti Veneti /Scimone)
Marco Fornaciari, Kazuki Sasaki, Bettina Mussumeli, violin | Gianantonio Viero violincello | Guy Touvron trumpet | Ernesto Merlini harpsichord
I Solisti Veneti
As a genre, the concerto grosso is virtually unique in its ability to capture the verve and elegance of baroque music. Its most outstanding exponent was Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), whose principal concerti grossi are brought together in the present release. Recorded in the magnificent antique Basilica di San Marco in Rome, whose Baroque style dates back to the restorations of the 17th and 18th centuries, this DVD recreates a wonderful historical atmosphere. Played by I Solisti Veneti under their founder and director Claudio Scimone, this DVD also provides for an unforgettable musical experience thanks to the performers’ eminence in this repertory. Having won numerous awards including a Grammy Award and a Grand Prix du Disque, the ensemble and its conductor are excellent authorities in the field of historically authentic performance practice. Their concert performances are entertaining events for their audiences and on this DVD, we can enjoy them with various colourful baroque concertos and sonatas for violin and for trumpet – indulging in the music’s dramatic contrasts.
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerti grossi Op.6, No.1/3/8/9/10/11/12; Sonata a quattro for Trumpet & Strings; Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord “Follia”