From the late Renaissance until the middle of the Eighteenth Century, Venice was the scene of unrivalled musical splendour, encompassing the magnificent ceremonial music heard at Saint Mark’s Basilica and the virtuoso music-making at the charitable institutions known as the Ospedali.
This box set provides a traversal of key instrumental genres of the period when La Serenissima was a welcoming destination for musical innovators whose names are synonymous with virtuosity. An intoxicating excursion.
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L'Age d'Or Venetian Venice: The Golden Age Works by Antonio Vivaldi, GIovanni Porta, Alessandro Marcello, Carlo Tessarini, Uri Rom
Xenia Loffler, baroque oboe Georg Kallweit, solo violin & concertmaster Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
CD2: "Teatro alla moda"
Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia de "L'Olimpiade" RV 725 Violin Concertos RV 282, 391, 228, 314a, 323, 322, 313 Ballo Primo de "Arsilda Regina di Ponto" RV 700
Gli Incogniti Amandine Beyer
CD3: Sonate e Canzoni
Concerto Palatino Bruce Dickey & Charles Toet, conducting