TOMASO ALBINONI (1671-1751): Concerto IV a 6 in G, Op. 2/8, ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Violin Concerto in G, RV 310, Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello, R. 580, GIUSEPPE VALENTINI (c.1680-c.1760): Concerto XI a 6 with 4 Violins obbligati in A Minor, Op. 7, FRANCESCO NAVARA (fl.1695-99): Sinfonia/Sonata a 5 in C, Sinfonia/Sonata a 5 in A Minor, GIOVANNI LEGRENZI (1626-1690): 3 Balletti and 3 Correnti from Op. 16, ANON. (c.1695): Laudate pueri Dominum for Voice and 5 Instruments (Mhairi Lawson [soprano]).
Catalogue Number: 12I025
Description: Entitled "The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740. Vol. 1 - The Dawn of the Virtuoso", we have here the first composer to regularly write a solo violin part (Albinoni) and the first to use outlandish harmonies and virtuosity (Valentini), set among other contemporaries both known and unknown. La Serenissima; Adrian Chandler (violin).