Their date of publication was probably around In almost every respect these performances are livelier and more delicately phrased than the more robust four-square interpretations by I Musici. On balance I prefer Scimone's account, though regret his more than occasional inclination to treat slow movements in a sentimental fashion; the temptation is great when confronted by some of Albinoni's often theatrical sighing phrases and there will be many who find his Latin manner irresistible; nevertheless, in the end it is an injustice to the music whose innate power of expression requires little or nothing in the way of artificial aids, In other respects this new recording is enormously enjoyable and projects the vitality of Albinoni's music far more successfully than the older version.
Review This Title Share on Facebook. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Gift Certificates. Albinoni 's Opus 2, published in , is particularly problematical, as half of its 12 numbers are chamber sonatas and the other half consists of concertos, chamber concertos to be sure, but the very word concerto is often taken automatically to mean orchestral music.
There is a longstanding tradition of playing this music, even the sonatas, as though it were orchestral music, and at least two recorded editions of all 12 pieces -- by Claudio Scimone and I Solisti Veneti in the s and the Insieme strumentale di Roma in the s -- that make no major distinction between what is a concerto and what is a sonata. Albinoni 's Op. While Albinoni 's effort is essentially popularly oriented, he fashions these pieces out of technical resources more commonly associated with serious composition; internal canons, fugal procedures, imitation a favorite technique of Albinoni 's even in concertos , and so forth.
The music is harmonically lush, rhythmically dynamic, and compositionally solid as rock, and the ensemble dimensions of Ensemble are just the right fit for it. The performances are emotionally responsive and strive for a beautiful ensemble blend; they are exquisite overall, although careful ears might detect some confusion in the theorbo part in the Largo of the Sonata No. Nevertheless, if you've ever wondered where J. Bach got the idea for the second Allegro in the Third Brandenburg Concerto, you need look no further than the one that concludes Sonata No.
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