While that may largely be true, this final set of concertos suggests that he was Album) to listen and learn too. Throughout Harmonices Mundi, directed by Claudio Astronio, play with idiomatic vivacity, while respecting the elegant poise of so much of the music. Fortunately that stigma of undeserved fame has faded as more Albinoni discs enter the catalog and Baroque music lovers recognize him as a critically important composer.
By the time this set of concertos was published aroundthe composer was a European sensation, a remarkable historical observation considering the oblivion to which he was consigned not long after his passing.
The works featured here make the reason for his popularity obvious. Most notably he displays a knack for spinning melodies that have an instant appeal, yet maintain a level of difficulty that lies within the grasp of amateur musicians.
There is just one other recording of op. Claudio Astronio and Harmonices Mundi have a few fine recordings to their credit, and this new one with eight concertos from the set is a welcome addition to the discography. Each work is rendered in exacting detail, with brisk pacing in fast movements and sensibly moderate tempos in middle movements.
Most of them reject the dominant solo passages one expects from a concerto, although the relative predominance of such passages varies considerably. You are immersed in in his compositions!! See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews.
This recording is excellent in fidelity, surround effects and performance by the ensemble. Highly recommended if you already have the Op. Thank you for your feedback.
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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, Harmonices Mundi, and engage customers. Album) Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for Allegro - Albinoni* Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. When the name of Tomaso Albinoni crops up, one almost always seems to associate him with the "Adagio in sol minore" and almost nothing else. But this Venetian composer was one of the most prolific of his time and also one of the most sought after.
Harmonices Mundi the following years, Albinoni wrote a considerable number of similar compositions and the series was terminated with Op. These concertos attracted many performers, particularly amateur ones, as the technical demands were not excessive, and the abundance of fantasy and felicitous melodic inspiration made them highly attractive pieces for performer and listener alike.
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