COV 92013

It was a particularly innovative period: the telescope, the pendulum clock and Newton’s laws of gravity are just a few examples of the developments and discoveries of the 17th century. No wonder that music also experienced many innovations. One of the most important was immediately a completely new genre: In the baroque opera, which developed from 1600 onwards, affects were the central means of creation; emotional states of the protagonists, which develop from the opera plot and can then be expressed with a rich canon of musical means. In the Venice of the “Seicento” this art reaches ever new heights and is then transferred from opera to other musical genres – musical affects, purely instrumental. Some of these fascinating “operas without words” are presented by the Ensemble Colorito in the bright, intense colour scheme to which it owes its name.

1. Giovanni Legrenzi (1626 – 1690) La Benaglia
2 violins, cello, baroque guitar/theorbo, harpsichord
3:56
2. Alessandro Stradella (1639 – 1682) Sinfonia No XXII
violin, cello, violone, theorbo, organ/harpsichord
7:45
3. Giovanni Battista Buonamente (late 16. cen. -1642)
Sonata seconda a 3 violini
3 violins, cello, theorbo, organ/harpsichord
5:50
4. Marco Uccellini (ca. 1610 – 1680) Aria sopra la Bergamasca
2 violins, cello, baroque guitar, harpsichord
3:58
5. Dario Castello (ca. 1590 – ca. 1650) Sonata IV
2 violins, cello, theorbo, harpsichord
7:36
6. Michelangelo Rossi (1601/02 – 1656) Toccata IX
harpsichord solo
4:34
7. Dario Castello Sonata X
2 violins, cello, theorbo, harpsichord
6:29
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Cello Concerto in c minor RV 401
cello solo, 2 violins, violone, theorbo, harpsichord
8. I Allegro non molto 4:32
9. II Adagio 2:59
10. III Allegro ma non molto 3:10
11. Francesco Turini (1589 – 1656) Sonate a 3 secondo tuono
2 violins, cello, theorbo, harpsichord
6:32
12. Bellerofonte Castaldi (1580 – 1649) Arpeggiata a mio modo
theorbo solo
3:03
13. Biagio Marini (1594 – 1663) Sonata a 3 La Foscarina
2 violins, cello, theorbo, organ
5:00
14. Biagio Marini Sonata sopra La Monica
2 violins, cello, theorbo, harpsichord
3:59
Total time: 1:09:23
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