Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli Sonate Da Camera Nos.
Format: COMPACT DISC
Cicic, Bojan; The Illyria Consort
With their debut recording on Delphian, Bojan Cicic and his Illyria Consort propelled the name of Carbonelli from obscurity into the classical charts, recapturing the excitement which the violinist-composer stirred up in eighteenth-century London. Now they bring to Carbonelli’s other six surviving sonatas the same intelligence, sensitivity and sheer, exhilarating virtuosic brilliance with which they proved him to be so much more than just a ‘follower of Corelli’ or ‘contemporary of Vivaldi.’ For good measure they add in a fine concerto by the latter that bears Carbonelli’s name, and which amply demonstrates the respect in which he was held in his native Italy before setting off to find his fame and fortune in England.