ANDREA ZANI (1696-1757): Complete Cello Concertos - Nos. 1-12, WD 788-799.
Catalogue Number: 08P017
Description: Suddenly, from a time when Vivaldi's cello concertos, and Monn's single one, were about the only examples of the genre, we are gifted with this dozen, all recently edited from manuscripts in the library of the Counts of Schönborn-Wiesentheid. Dating from around 1734, all are World Premiere Recordings, and show an innovative composer in terms of structure, a gifted melodist in his slow movements and whose finales are never far from the gigue and the Neapolitan minuet. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Martin Rummel (cello), Die Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.