Fiorenza & Mele: Recorder Concertos

Fiorenza & Mele: Recorder Concertos
Composer Giovanni Battista Mele, Nicolò Fiorenza
Artist Stefano Bagliano recorder
Collegium Pro Musica
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 93956
EAN code 5028421939568
Release February 2010

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Little is known about the childhood of Nicola Fiorenza (1700c-64), except that taught at the Conservatory of S. Maria di Loreto in his home city of Naples from 1742-62, from where he was dismissed for allegedly mistreating pupils after repeated complaints about his rather draconian teaching methods. His surviving works show him to be his own man, cultivating a style that is a skillful blend of Venetian, Neopolitan and French Baroque styles. He was also a very skilled exponent of counterpoint. His music is certainly stands out from the mainstream of late Italian baroque. Fiorenza’s four concertos are coupled on this disc with a delightful work by another little known Neopolitan composer – Giovanni Battista Mele (1694?-after1752). Hios lively and cleverly composed concerto for recorder and strings is a real discovery, and is his only known concerto.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2008.
- Rare repertoire, and of interest to all lovers of the Barock period.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Concerto in G Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins and basso continuo: I. Moderato
  2. Concerto in G Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins and basso continuo: II. Allegro –
  3. Concerto in G Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins and basso continuo: III. Largo
  4. Concerto in G Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins and basso continuo: IV. Allegro
  5. Concerto in A Minor, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: I. Largo
  6. Concerto in A Minor, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: II. Allegro
  7. Concerto in A Minor, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: III. Grave
  8. Concerto in A Minor, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: IV. Allegro assai
  9. Concerto in C Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: I. Largo amoroso
  10. Concerto in C Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: II. Andante
  11. Concerto in C Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: III. Largo
  12. Concerto in C Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: IV. Allegro
  13. Concerto in F Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: I. Largo – Presto – Largo
  14. Concerto in F Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: II. Allegro ma non presto
  15. Concerto in F Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: III. Largo
  16. Concerto in F Minor, for recorder, 3 Violins, Viola and b.c.: IV. Allegro
  17. Concerto in F, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: I. Andante
  18. Concerto in F, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: II. Allegro
  19. Concerto in F, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: III. Adagio
  20. Concerto in F, for recorder, 2 Violins and b.c.: IV. Allegro