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Italy (2004)

Italy

The season’s first concert featured the music of Italy, whose golden age took place during the Baroque era. Such early 18th-century composers as Tomaso Albinoni, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Agostino Steffani, and, most importantly, Antonio Vivaldi, left a wealth of ravishing works. The lyrical melodies and flourishes of virtuosity found in the sonatas, concerti, and operas of these composers demonstrate a characteristically Italian sense of romance and love of life. Complementing these Baroque masters are Italy’s most prominent composers from the late 19th century. Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, though primarily known for their operas, also wrote works for smaller forces with great success.

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Selections

Concerto in B-flat Major for Trumpet and Strings, op. 7, no. 3 | Tomaso Albinoni (8:17)

  • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Tee Khoon Tang, Violin
  • David Washburn, Trumpet
  • Peter Wyrick, Cello

Sonata for Flute and Continuo, op. 3, no. 6 | Giovanni Benedetto Platti (11:38)

  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • Carol Wincenc, Flute

Concerto in F Major for Three Violins and Strings, RV 551 | Antonio Vivaldi (10:02)

  • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • David Kim, Viola
  • Miho Saegusa, Violin
  • Philip Setzer, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Tee Khoon Tang, Violin

“Il tramonto” | Giuseppe Verdi (3:55)

  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Josephine Mongiardo, Soprano
  • Philip Setzer, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Peter Wyrick, Cello

“Stornello” | Giuseppe Verdi (2:35)

  • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
  • Josephine Mongiardo, Soprano
  • Philip Setzer, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Peter Wyrick, Cello

Concerto in B-flat Major for Violin, Cello, and Strings, RV 547 | Antonio Vivaldi (8:56)

  • Sophie Arbuckle, Violin
  • Ida Bryhn, Viola
  • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
  • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Ani Kavafian, Violin
  • Miho Saegusa, Violin
  • Peter Wyrick, Cello

I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) | Giacomo Puccini (3:55)


    Concerto in D Major for Flute and Strings, RV 90, Il Gardellino | Antonio Vivaldi (9:25)


      “Tutta tremo” from Tassilone | Agostino Steffani (6:14)


        “Più non v'ascondo” from Tassilone | Agostino Steffani (2:46)


          Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets and Strings, RV 537 | Antonio Vivaldi (8:01)


            Artists

            • Korbinian Altenberger, Violin
            • Sophie Arbuckle, Violin
            • Arik Braude, Violin
            • Ida Bryhn, Viola
            • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
            • Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord
            • David Finckel, Cello
            • Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola
            • Ani Kavafian, Violin
            • David Kim, Viola
            • Josephine Mongiardo, Soprano
            • James Rodseth, Trumpet
            • Miho Saegusa, Violin
            • Philip Setzer, Violin
            • Ian Swensen, Violin
            • Tee Khoon Tang, Violin
            • David Washburn, Trumpet
            • Carol Wincenc, Flute
            • Peter Wyrick, Cello

            Music@Menlo LIVE’s Origin/Essence series commemorates the festival’s second season, an exploration of the chamber repertoire of five distinct musical cultures.

            Italy Total Time: 1:19:20
            Discs: 1
            Price: $15.00
            Year Recorded: 2004