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Ensemble Violini Capricciosi, Musica ad Rhenum: Locatelli Complete Edition (FLAC)

Ensemble Violini Capricciosi, Musica ad Rhenum: Locatelli Complete Edition (FLAC)

Ensemble Violini Capricciosi, Musica ad Rhenum: Locatelli Complete Edition (FLAC)

Composer: Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer: Igor Ruhadze, Jed Wentz, Ensemble Violini Capricciosi, Musica ad Rhenum
Number of Discs: 21
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Brilliant Classics
Catalogue: 94358
Release: 2015
Size: 6.61 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Vol. 1
Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5
01. I. Andante
02. II. Largo (Andante)
03. III. Allegro
04. IV. Vivace

Trio Sonata in E Minor, Op. 5
05. I. Largo
06. II. Andante
07. III. Allegro
08. IV. Allegro

Trio Sonata in E Major, Op. 5
09. I. Andante
10. II. Largo
11. III. Allegro
12. IV. Vivace

Trio Sonata in C Major, Op. 5
13. I. Largo
14. II. Andante
15. III. Allegro

Trio Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5
16. I. Largo
17. II. Vivace
18. III. Pastorale (Andante)

Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 5
19. I. Largo (Andante)
20. II. Vivace
21. III. Gavotta
22. IV. Largo
23. V. Minuetto

Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 8
24. I. Andante
25. II. Fuga
26. III. Adagio
27. IV. Cantabile
28. V. Allegro

Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 8
29. I. Largo (Andante)
30. II. Vivace
31. III. Cantabile
32. IV. Fuga
33. V. Allegro molto

Trio Sonata in F Minor, Op. 8
34. I. Largo (Andante)
35. II. Fuga
36. III. Grave
37. IV. Allegro

Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 8
38. I. Cantabile
39. II. Allegro
40. III. Vivace

Violin Sonata in B-Fflat Major, Op. 6 No. 1
41. I. Andante
42. II. Allegro
43. III. Aria. Cantabile

Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 6 No. 2
44. I. Andante
45. II. Allegro – Vivace
46. III. Aria. Vivace

Violin Sonata in B Major, Op. 6 No. 3
47. I. Andante
48. II. Allegro
49. III. Aria. Menuetto

Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 6 No. 4
50. I. Andante
51. II. Allegro
52. III. Aria. Andante

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 6 No. 5
53. I. Andante
54. II. Allegro
55. III. Aria. Vivace

Sonata in D Major, Op. 6 No. 6
56. I. Largo
57. II. Andante
58. III. Allegro
59. IV. Aria. Menuetto

Sonata in F Minor, Op. 6 No. 7
60. I. Largo
61. II. Grave
62. III. Vivace
63. IV. Aria. Cantabile

Sonata in C Major, Op. 6 No. 8
64. I. Adagio – Andante
65. III. Allegro
66. IV. Andante

Sonata in B Minor, Op. 6 No. 9
67. I. Largo
68. II. Vivace
69. III. Aria. Vivace

Sonata in G Major, Op. 6 No. 10
70. I. Andante
71. II. Allegro
72. III. Aria. Vivace

Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 6 No. 11
73. I. Adagio
74. II. Allegro
75. III. Aria. Cantabile

Sonata in D Minor, Op. 6 No. 12
76. I. Adagio
77. II. Allegro
78. III. Andante
79. IV. Allegro
80. V. Capriccio Prova dell’Intonazione

Sonata in G minor
81. I. Adagio
82. II. Allegro
83. III. Largo
84. IV. Allegro

Sonata in F Major, Op. 8 No. 1
85. I. Largo
86. II. Allegro
87. III. Allegro

Sonata in D Major, Op. 8 No. 2
88. I. Adagio
89. II. Allegro
90. III. Presto – Lento

Sonata in E- Flat Major, Op. 6 No. 11
91. I. Adagio
92. II. Allegro
93. III. Vivace

Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 8 No. 4
94. I. Cantabile
95. II. Allegro
96. III. Vivace
97. IV. Allegro molto

Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 8 No. 5
98. I. Largo
99. II. Allegro
100. III. Andante
101. IV. Allegro

Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 8 No. 6
102. I. Adagio
103. II. Allegro
104. III. Aria di menuetto

Concerto in D Major, Op. 3 No. 1
105. I. Allegro
106. II. Largo
107. III. Allegro

Concerto in C Minor, Op. 3 No. 2
108. I. Andante
109. II. Largo
110. III. Andante

Concerto in F Major, Op. 3 No. 3
111. I. Andante
112. II. Largo
113. III. Vivace

Vol. 2
Concerto in E Major, Op. 3 No. 4
01. I. Largo
02. II. Andante
03. III. Largo
04. IV. Andante

Concerto in C Major, Op. 3 No. 5
05. I. Largo
06. II. Andante
07. III. Adagio
08. IV. Allegro

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 6
09. I. Largo
10. II. Andante
11. III. Adagio
12. IV. Vivace

Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 3 No. 7
13. I. Andante
14. II. Largo
15. III. Allegro

Concerto in E Minor, Op. 3 No. 8
16. I. Andante
17. II. Largo
18. III. Allegro

Concerto in G Major, Op. 3 No. 9
19. I. Allegro
20. II. Largo
21. III. Allegro

Concerto in F Major, Op. 3 No. 10
22. I. Allegro
23. II. Largo andante
24. III. Andante

Concerto in A Major, Op. 3 No. 11
25. I. Allegro
26. II. Largo
27. III. Andante

Concerto in D Major, Op. 3 No. 12 “Il labirinto armonico”
28. I. Allegro
29. II. Largo – Presto – Adagio
30. III. Allegro

Concerto In A Major
31. I. Vivace
32. II. Largo
33. III. Allegro – Andante – Allegro – Andante – Allegro

Concerto in E Major
34. I. Andante
35. II. Largo
36. III. Andante

Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1 No. 1
37. I. Allegro
38. II. Largo
39. III. Allegro
40. IV. Largo
41. V. Allegro

Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 2
42. I. Adagio
43. II. Allegro
44. III. Largo
45. IV. Allegro
46. V. Allegro

Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 3
47. I. Largo
48. II. Allegro
49. III. Largo – Allegro
50. IV. Vivace
51. V. Allegro

Concerto Grosso in E Minor, Op. 1 No. 4
52. I. Adagio
53. II. Allegro
54. III. Largo
55. IV. Allegro

Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1 No. 5
56. I. Largo
57. II. Allegro
58. III .Largo
59. IV. Allegro

Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 6
60. I. Adagio
61. II. Allegro
62. III. Largo
63. IV. Allegro

Concerto grosso in F Major, Op. 1 No. 7
64. I. Allegro
65. II. Largo
66. III. Allegro

Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8
67. I. Largo
68. II. Grave
69. III. Vivace
70. IV. Grave
71. V. Largo – Andante
72. VI. Andante
73. VII. Pastorale. Largo – Andante

Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 1 No. 9
74. I. Allegro
75. II. Largo
76. III. Allemanda. Allegro
77. IV. Sarabanda. Largo
78. V. Allegro

Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 1 No. 10
79. I. Largo
80. II. Allemanda. Allegro
81. III. Largo – Andante
82. IV. Vivace

Concerto grosso in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 11
83. I. Largo
84. II. Allemanda. Allegro
85. III. Sarabanda. Largo
86. IV. Giga. Allegro

Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 1 No. 12
87. I. Largo
88. II. Allemanda. Allegro
89. III. Sarabanda. Vivace
90. IV. Presto
91. V. Gavotta. Allegro

Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4 No. 1
92. I. Allegro
93. II. Allegro
94. III. Presto

Introduzione teatrale in F Major, Op. 4 No. 2
95. I. Allegro
96. II. Andante
97. III. Allegro

Introduzione teatrale in B-Flat Major, Op. 4 No. 3
98. I. Allegro
99. II. Andante
100. III. Presto

Introduzione teatrale in G Major, Op. 4 No. 4
101. I. Allegro
102. II. Andante
103. III. Presto

Introduzione teatrale in D Major, Op. 4 No. 5
104. I. Allegro
105. II. Andante
106. III. Presto

Introduzione teatrale in C Major, Op. 4 No. 6
107. I. Vivace
108. II. Andante
109. III. Presto

Concerto in D major, Op. 4 No. 7
110. I. Allegro
111. II. Largo
112. III. Andante
113. IV. Allegro

Vol. 3
Concerto in F Major, Op. 4 No. 8 “A imitazione de’corni da caccia”
01. I. Grave
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Largo
04. IV. Vivace
05. V. Allegro

Concerto in G major, Op. 4 No. 9
06. I. Allegro
07. II. Largo
08. III. Vivace

Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 4 No. 10
09. I. Adagio
10. II. Allegro
11. III. Menuetto

Concerto in C Minor, Op. 4 No. 11
12. I. Grave
13. II. Andante
14. III. Largo
15. IV. Largo Andante
16. V. Vivace

Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 12
17. I. Allegro
18. II. Largo
19. III. Allegro

Concerto in D Major, Op. 7 No. 1
20. I. Vivace
21. II. Largo
22. III. Allegro
23. IV. Vivace

Concerto in B-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 2
24. I. Andante
25. II. Vivace
26. III. Largo
27. IV. Cantabile
28. V. Allegro

Concerto in G Major, Op. 7 No. 3
29. I. Largo
30. II. Allegro
31. III. Largo
32. IV. Allegro

Concerto in F Major, Op. 7 No. 4
33. I. Andante
34. II. Largo
35. III. Cantabile
36. IV. Allegro molto

Concerto in G Minor, Op. 7 No. 5
37. I. Andante
38. II. Allegro
39. III. Allegro
40. IV. Largo
41. V. Vivace

Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 7 No. 6
42. I.andante – Allegro – Adagio – Andante – Allegro – Largo
43. II.largo Andante
44. III.grave
45. IV.allegro
46. V.largo

Sinfonia funebre in F Minor
47. I. Lamento largo
48. II. Alla breve ma moderato
49. III. Grave
50. IV. Non presto
51. V. La consolazione. Andante

12 Flute Sonatas in C Major, Op. 2
52. I. Andante
53. II. Adagio
54. III. Presto

12 Flute Sonatas in D Major, Op. 2
55. I. Largo
56. II. Allegro
57. III. Andante
58. IV. Presto

12 Flute Sonatas in B-Flat Major, Op. 2
59. I. Andante
60. II. Largo
61. III. Presto

12 Flute Sonatas in G Major, Op. 2
62. I. Adagio
63. II. Allegro
64. III. Largo
65. IV. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in D Major, Op. 2
66. I. Vivace
67. II. Largo
68. III. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in G Minor, Op. 2
69. I. Largo
70. II. Allegro
71. III. Largo
72. IV. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in A Major, Op. 2
73. I. Largo
74. II. Allegro
75. III. Largo
76. IV. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in F Major, Op. 2
77. I. Largo
78. II. Vivace
79. III. Cantabile
80. IV. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in E Major, Op. 2
81. I. Andante
82. II. Largo
83. III. Allegro

12 Flute Sonatas in D Major, Op. 2
84. I. Largo (2)
85. II. Allegro (2)
86. III. Minuetto
87. I. Largo (3)
88. II. Andante
89. III. Adagio
90. IV. Vivace

12 Flute Sonatas in G Major, Op. 2
91. I. Largo
92. II. Vivace
93. III. Allegro
94. IV. Presto

6 Trio Sonatas in G Major, Op. 5
95. I. Andante
96. II. Largo andante
97. III. Allegro
98. IV. Vivace

6 Trio Sonatas in E Minor, Op. 5
99. I. Largo
100. II. Andante
101. III. Allegro
102. IV. Allegro

6 Trio Sonatas in E Major, Op. 5
103. I. Andante
104. II. Largo
105. III. Allegro
106. IV. Vivace

6 Trio Sonatas in C Major, Op. 5
107. I. Largo
108. II. Andante
109. III. Allegro

6 Trio Sonatas in D Minor, Op. 5
110. I. Largo
111. II. Vivace
112. III. Pastorale

6 Trio Sonatas in G Major, Op. 5
113. I. Largo andante
114. II. Vivace
115. III. Gavotta
116. IV. Largo
117. V. Minuetto

Pietro Antonio Locatelli was one of the most important composers of the Baroque period, being a particularly celebrated composer of violin repertoire. His collection L’arte del violino contains 12 violin concertos with 24 caprices in the first and last movement of each, allowing for astonishing displays of virtuosity.


He was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1695, and at the age of 16 went to Rome to study the violin. Despite the popular myth that he was taught by Corelli, it’s unlikely that he ever made contact with him; however, he certainly studied with members of the Corelli ‘school’, improving both his compositional skills and his performing technique.


Although details of the composer’s life are somewhat sketchy, it’s clear Locatelli was linked to some of the most influential aristocrats of the time. At some point he was under the protection of Monsignor Camillo Cybo, an advisor to the Pope; at another point, he was granted the title of ‘virtuoso da camera’ by the Habsburgian governor of Mantua Philipp von Hesse-Darmstadt. Just these fleeting details are enough to tell us of Locatelli’s growing reputation for virtuosic playing; in Munich in 1727 he was awarded 12 gold florins for a performance, and he pops up again in Germany in 1728, receiving money for services to the court in Kassel.


Eventually, business-savvy Locatelli ended up in Amsterdam, where the music publishing industry had taken off. Thanks to the composer’s meticulous attention to the publication of his works, and the fact that he was legally required to give copies to the Leiden University library, we are left with excellent manuscripts of his Opp. 1–9. His business acumen must have paid off, as his estate at the time of his death comprised large collections of works of art and old books, indicating an impressive prosperity.


Locatelli was the forerunner of 19th-century virtuosity, and the works on this release reveal a composer eager to exploit the sound of the violin. As well as writing technically demanding solo passages, however, he was also an inventive writer for the supporting instruments, demonstrating a superb knack for fugal writing, and intensifying the texture of the concertino group with the addition of a viola, something unusual for the time. This release is an excellent opportunity to become better acquainted with Locatelli and the wealth of music he composed throughout his life. Demonstrating the versatility of Locatelli’s writing, this set includes his Op.5 Trio Sonatas ‘o due violini o due flauti’ for the violin as well as the flute, allowing the listener to experience the composer’s florid writing in two very different interpretations.


Igor Ruhadze and his group Ensemble Violini Capricciosi have dedicated themselves to recording Locatelli’s works for some years now. Careful research along with a genuine enthusiasm for the overlooked composer’s works have led to a fine set of recordings, previously described by Gramophone as ‘brilliantly and at times breathtakingly performed’. The release also includes new recordings of the composer’s Concerti Grossi Opp. 1 & 7 and Introduzioni Teatrali Op.4, as well as the haunting Sinfonia funebre, a work to mark the death of an unknown woman in Rome. The vibrant playing of the Ensemble Violini Capricciosi is complemented by Musica ad Rhenum, led by highly acclaimed flautist Jed Wentz, who perform the Flute and Trio Sonatas. This release represents excellent value for money, at only €30.00 for 21CDs of listening pleasure; a compelling and masterful accomplishment just waiting to be enjoyed.


The first and only Complete Locatelli Edition ever!


Locatelli, like many of his contemporaries, moved abroad and settled in Amsterdam/The Netherlands, concertising as a violinist (and a “devil” he was as a performer!), and founding a flourishing publishing house.


Locatelli composed in the tradition of the Italian Baroque, in the well known forms of the Concerto Grosso, Solo Concerto and Trio Sonata. His style is inventive, flamboyant, and extremely virtuoso. His violin sonatas and concertos still present a daunting challenge even to today’s violinists.


Dutch (Soviet Union born) violinist Igor Ruhadze was trained in Moscow as a virtuoso on the modern violin. However, his interest took him into early music, playing with such ensembles as Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz and others. His solid technique enables him to tackle the often fearful difficulties of Locatelli’s music with ease, charm and brilliance. His ensemble Violini Capricciosi play on original instruments, and follow the Historically Informed Performance Practice.


Also included the two sets of Flute Sonatas, played by Jed Wentz, one of the most respected and celebrated flutist of Early Music.
Linernotes written by the artists.


A unique set, brand new recordings, performances which received universal critical acclaim for its dazzling virtuosity, style awareness and the sheer joy of making music!


Recorded in The Netherlands between 1995 and 2014

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