{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna and Martyna Pastuszka – Concerto grosso "emigre to the British Isles" (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna and Martyna Pastuszka – Concerto grosso “émigré to the British Isles” (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:38 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Classical
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This CD sketches a portrait of the musical reality of the British Isles during the first half of the 18th century. The eight concerti grossi in this programme have been chosen for the features they possess in common, a primordial position being accorded to the work of Francesco Scarlatti. These are pieces of Italian origin in sonata form; the concerto grosso being the émigré of this programme.

The huge success of the Italian concerto grosso was a response to the necessity of freeing music from a secondary role to which it found itself confined, notably in France with ballet music. Unaffected by the rivalry between French and Italian music that was then raging, the British seemed to be attracted by purely instrumental music; the concerto grosso consequently afforded them a freshness, a boldness, and a hint of unique maestria that held an immediate appeal. Thus it was that the concerto grosso emigrated, as did a number of Italian composerswho responded to the emotional needs and the demands of an English ‘market’ that encouraged artistic initiative, promised financial satisfaction, and offered the opportunity of achieving fame.

This was the case with Francesco Scarlatti; born in Palermo, the brother of the celebrated Alessandro, he made almost his whole career in London and Dublin, never, however, really achieving the expected fame.

Few of his works have survived beyond the six concerti grossi featured on this CD; two concerto grosso arrangements of sonatas by Geminiani and Corelli complete this programme, the remodeling of one and the same material being very frequent at this time.

You are invited by the young Polish ensemble {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, conducted by its first violin Martyna Pastuszka, to journey from Italy to the United Kingdom.

Tracklist:
01. Concerto grosso No. 2 in C Minor: I. […]
02. Concerto grosso No. 2 in C Minor: II. Andante
03. Concerto grosso No. 2 in C Minor: III. Grave
04. Concerto grosso No. 2 in C Minor: IV. [Allegro]
05. Concerto grosso No. 8 in F Major: I. Allegro
06. Concerto grosso No. 8 in F Major: II. Largo-[Allegro]
07. Concerto grosso No. 8 in F Major: III. Larghetto
08. Concerto grosso No. 8 in F Major: IV. Allegro
09. Concerto grosso No. 3 in A minor: I. Allegro
10. Concerto grosso No. 3 in A minor: II. Andante
11. Concerto grosso No. 3 in A minor: III. […]
12. Concerto grosso No. 3 in A minor: IV. [Allegro]
13. Concerto grosso No. 9 in D Major: I. Grave-Presto-Largo-Presto-Largo
14. Concerto grosso No. 9 in D Major: II. Larghetto
15. Concerto grosso No. 9 in D Major: III. Largo
16. Concerto grosso No. 9 in D Major: IV. Presto
17. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 1: I. Grave-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro-Adagio
18. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 1: II. Allegro
19. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 1: III. Grave
20. Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 1: IV. Allegro
21. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 5: I. Adagio
22. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 5: II. Allegro
23. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 5: III. Adagio
24. Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 5: IV. Allegro
25. Concerto grosso No. 1 in E Major: I. Allegro
26. Concerto grosso No. 1 in E Major: II. [Allegro]
27. Concerto grosso No. 1 in E Major: III. Largo-[Allegro]
28. Concerto grosso No. 1 in E Major: IV. Affettuoso
29. Concerto grosso No. 4 in E Minor: I. Largo
30. Concerto grosso No. 4 in E Minor: II. Allegro
31. Concerto grosso No. 4 in E Minor: III. Largo
32. Concerto grosso No. 4 in E Minor: IV. [Allegro]

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