Locatelli: Concerti Grossi

Locatelli: Concerti Grossi
Composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Artist Igor Ruhadze violin
Ensemble Violine Capricciosi
Format 6 CD
Cat. number 94773
EAN code 5028421947730
Release November 2015

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Virtuosity, showy improvisation and stratospherically high violin playing are the characteristics of Baroque composer Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s theatrical concerti grossi for soloists and ripieno. While concerti grossi from this time could usually be divided into two types, ‘da camera’ and ‘da chiesa’ – with the former containing more dance movements – Locatelli went down his own distinct path, creating a new model more like that of Torelli. His ripieno section was larger than the traditional accompanying group, and his slow movements contained drawn-out notes over which the first violinist or harpsichordist was free to improvise. Indeed, one harpsichord passage in Op.7 is so extraordinarily virtuosic that Locatelli labelled it ‘ad libitum’, presumably to avoid frightening the amateur musician.

Only the most consummate and accomplished musicians can perform works of this calibre. Igor Ruhadze and his ensemble Violini Capricciosi have spent years recording Locatelli’s works, having previously released his violin concertos and trio sonatas, described by Gramophone magazine as ‘brilliantly and at times breathtakingly performed’. They bring their expertise to this release once more, with a tight and supple ripieno section supporting the sumptuous, virtuosic solo playing.

The Concerto Grosso is a popular Baroque form, in which two instrumental groups complete against each other: a small group of soloists and the tutti of the orchestral group. It is the forerunner of the solo concerto form, which features only one solo instrument.
This set present the complete Concerti Grossi by Pietro Antonio Locatelli, modelled on the popular concerti grossi of his teacher Corelli. The writing, as might be expected from Locatelli the devil violinist, is highly virtuosic and brilliant, inventive in harmony and counterpoint, written to impress and entertain.
This set is part of the Locatelli Edition, the complete works by Locatelli, as performed by Igor Ruhadze and his early music band Violini Capricciosi, playing with great gusto, zest and dazzling virtuosity.

Other information:
Recorded in The Netherlands in 2013 & 2014.
Contains notes on the composer.
Contains a biography of the performers.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
  2. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: II. Largo
  3. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro
  4. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: IV. Largo
  5. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: V. Allegro
  6. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: I. Adagio
  7. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: II. Allegro
  8. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: III. Largo
  9. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: IV. Allegro
  10. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: V. Allegro
  11. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1: I. Largo
  12. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1: II. Allegro
  13. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1: III. Largo – Allegro
  14. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1: IV. Vivace
  15. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1: V. Allegro
  16. Concerto grosso in E Minor, Op. 1: I. Adagio
  17. Concerto grosso in E Minor, Op. 1: II. Allegro
  18. Concerto grosso in E Minor, Op. 1: III. Largo
  19. Concerto grosso in E Minor, Op. 1: IV. Allegro
  20. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: I. Largo
  21. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: II. Allegro
  22. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: III. Largo
  23. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: IV. Allegro
  24. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: I. Adagio
  25. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: II. Allegro
  26. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: III. Largo
  27. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: IV. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
  2. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: II. Largo
  3. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro
  4. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: I. Largo
  5. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: II. Grave
  6. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: III. Vivace
  7. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: IV. Grave
  8. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: V. Largo andante
  9. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: VI. Andante
  10. Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1: VII. Pastorale. Largo andante
  11. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
  12. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: II. Largo
  13. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: III. Allemanda. Allegro
  14. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: IV. Sarabanda. Largo
  15. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1: V. Allegro
  16. Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 1: I. Largo
  17. Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 1: II. Allemanda. Allegro
  18. Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 1: III. Largo – Andante
  19. Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 1: IV. Vivace
  20. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: I. Largo
  21. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: II. Allemanda. Allegro
  22. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: III. Sarabanda. Largo
  23. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1: IV. Giga. Allegro

Disk 3

  1. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1: I. Largo
  2. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1: II. Allemanda. Allegro
  3. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1: III. Sarabanda. Vivace
  4. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1: IV. Presto
  5. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1: V. Gavotta. Allegro
  6. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  7. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: II. Allegro
  8. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: III. Presto
  9. Introduzione teatrale in F Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  10. Introduzione teatrale in F Major, Op. 4: II. Andante
  11. Introduzione teatrale in F Major, Op. 4: III. Allegro
  12. Introduzione teatrale in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  13. Introduzione teatrale in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Andante
  14. Introduzione teatrale in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Presto
  15. Introduzione teatrale in G Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  16. Introduzione teatrale in G Major, Op. 4: II. Andante
  17. Introduzione teatrale in G Major, Op. 4: III. Presto
  18. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  19. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: II. Andante
  20. Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4: III. Presto
  21. Introduzione teatrale in C Major, Op. 4: I. Vivace
  22. Introduzione teatrale in C Major, Op. 4: II. Andante
  23. Introduzione teatrale in C Major, Op. 4: III. Presto
  24. Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  25. Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 4: II. Largo
  26. Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 4: III. Andante
  27. Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 4: IV. Allegro

Disk 4

  1. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: I. Grave
  2. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: II. Allegro
  3. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: III. Largo
  4. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: IV. Vivace
  5. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: V. Allegro
  6. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  7. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 4: II. Largo
  8. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 4: III. Vivace
  9. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Adagio
  10. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Allegro
  11. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Menuetto
  12. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 4: I. Grave
  13. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 4: II. Andante
  14. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 4: III. Largo
  15. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 4: IV. Largo andante
  16. Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 4: V. Vivace
  17. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro
  18. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: II. Largo
  19. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 4: III. Allegro

Disk 5

  1. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 7: I. Vivace
  2. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 7: II. Largo
  3. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 7: III. Allegro
  4. Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 7: IV. Vivace
  5. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Andante
  6. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Vivace
  7. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Largo
  8. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Cantabile
  9. Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: V. Allegro
  10. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 7: I. Largo
  11. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 7: II. Allegro
  12. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 7: III. Largo
  13. Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 7: IV. Allegro
  14. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 7: I. Andante
  15. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 7: II. Largo
  16. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 7: III. Cantabile
  17. Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 7: IV. Allegro molto

Disk 6

  1. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 7: I. Andante
  2. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 7: II. Allegro
  3. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 7: III. Allegro
  4. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 7: IV. Largo
  5. Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 7: V. Vivace
  6. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: I. Andante – Allegro – Adagio – Andante – Allegro – Largo
  7. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. Largo andante
  8. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: III. Grave
  9. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: IV. Allegro
  10. Concerto grosso in E-Flat Major, Op. 7: V. Largo
  11. Sinfonia funebre in F Minor, DunL 2.2: I. Lamento. Largo
  12. Sinfonia funebre in F Minor, DunL 2.2: II. Alla breve ma moderato
  13. Sinfonia funebre in F Minor, DunL 2.2: III. Grave
  14. Sinfonia funebre in F Minor, DunL 2.2: IV. Non presto
  15. Sinfonia funebre in F Minor, DunL 2.2: V. La consolazione. Andante