Bach & Vivaldi For Mandolin / Frati

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Label: DYNAMIC
Catalog: DYN-CDS7787
Format: CD

Maugeri, Grazia; Mandolin Orchestra Mauro e Claudio Terroni; Libertini, Giulia; Birbes, Angela; Uboldi, Antonella; Tenchini, Silvia; Frati, Dorina; Baronio, Monica

The programme presented here proposes some of the most well-known works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi in original transcriptions for mandolin orchestras. They are mostly concertos originally written for one or more violins accompanied by a string orchestra and basso continuo. In these transcriptions both the solo part and the orchestra have been replaced by mandolins. The resulting tone colors are quite peculiar and truly fascinating. The technical skill of the soloists, who often tackle lively, virtuosic tempos, and the elegance and good taste of the arrangements make of this album a unique experience.

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