Artemandoline - Italian Baroque Mandolin Sonatas

Album cover art for upc 194398193625
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
Catalog: 19439819362
Format: CD

Baroque Mandolin - Juan Carlos Munoz Ensemble - Artemandoline

World premiere recordings of forgotten 18th century masterpieces for mandolin and b. c. For their two dhm recordings with soprano Nuria Rial (jpc 6657259 & 9675273) released so far, the baroque ensemble Artemandoline under the direction of Juan Carlos Munoz received fantastic reviews: "The recordings enchant with their inventiveness, refinement and above all with their engaging melodies - and an inspired and rousing orchestra." (Toccata) For their new instrumental album, the musicians have unearthed genuine discoveries of Italian baroque compositional art: The ensemble presents world premiere recordings of forgotten masterpieces written in 18th century Florence and Rome for mandolin and basso continuo. These rarities were found in music libraries in Washington, Milan and also in Germany, in Münster. The works are by the Florentine composers Ranieri Capponi (1680-1744) and Niccolò Susier (1679-1766), the composers Nicola Romaldi (1680-1740) and Francesco Piccone (1685-1745), who were active in Rome, and the northern Italian composer Giovanni Pietro Sesto da Trento (18th century). All works possess immense expressive depth and melodious charm - music full of energy, beauty and virtuosity.

Price: $22.98