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Locatelli in Amsterdam
Pietro Antonio Locatelli

Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Locatelli in Amsterdam

Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917213423
Catnr: CC 72134
Release date: 09 May 2005
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Label
Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917213423
Catalogue number
CC 72134
Release date
09 May 2005
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About the album

The works on this compact disc give a good overall idea of Locatelli's oeuvre which, consisting of instrumental music alone, is small and compact. His Concerti Grossi Opus 1, published in 1721, are entirely modelled along the lines of Corelli's Concerti Opus 6. Parallel to this work, Locatelli's eighth concerto is a Concerto fatto per la notte di Natale (i.e. a Christmas concerto) which ends with a pastorale in six-eight metre, evoking the feel of Christmas.

His Sonates Opus 2 (composed in 1732) give the impression of a totally different composer at work. This galant flute music far removed from Corelli's Baroque counterpoint. The Menuet from the tenth sonata, an organ version of which is played here, is a virtuoso series of variations on a simple theme. This compositional form is reminiscent of chamber music at the court of Frederic the Great. Johann Joachim Quantz, flautist to that court, was extremely complimentary about Locatelli in general, and about these flute sonatas in particular. Opus 4 (composed in1735), comprises six Introduzioni Teatrali and six Concerti Grossi. The Introduzioni are short, three-movement sinfonias in the style of works by Neapolitan Opera Buffa composers. These sinfonias, however, are not followed by an opera. How regrettable it is that Locatelli composed nothing for the voice is demonstrated by Concerto Grosso Opus 7 no. 6, Il Pianto d'Arianna, published in 1741: this concerto is in fact an instrumental cantata in which the role of Arianna is taken not by a voice but rather a solo violin. Locatelli hints at vocal music by using the kind of motives common to cantata recitatives. The work's continual mood changes give it the true character of a cantata, though one lacking a vocal part.
Een kijkje in het oeuvre van Locatelli
De werken op dit album geven een goed overzicht van Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s kleine oeuvre, wat enkel uit instrumentale muziek bestaat. Zijn Concerti Grossi Opus 1, gepubliceerd in 1721, volgen precies dezelfde vorm als Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Opus 6. Net als in dit werk van Corelli, is Locatelli’s achtste concert uit zijn Opus 1 een Kerstconcert eindigend met een pastorale. Zijn tweede Opus, de Sonates uit 1732, geven de indruk van een compleet componist weer. Deze galante fluitmuziek staat ver van Corelli’s barokmuziek en doen eerder denken aan de kamermuziek van het hof van Frederik II van Pruisen. Johann Joachim Quantz, fluitist aan dit hof, prees Locatelli en zijn sonates in het bijzonder. Zijn Opus 4, gecomponeerd in 1735, bestaat uit zes Introduzioni Teatrali en sez Concerti Grossi. De Introduzioni zijn korte, driedelige sinfonia’s in de stijl van de Napolitaanse Opera. Ten slotte bevat dit album het Concerto Grosso Opus 7, nr. 6, Il Pianto d’Arianna, uit 1741. Dit is een instrumentele cantate waarin de rol van Arianna wordt vertolkt door een solo viool.

De werken worden uitgevoerd door de onvolprezen Ton Koopman en zijn Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir.

Artist(s)

Ton Koopman (conductor)

Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time...
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Ton Koopman is a leading figure in Early Music and historically informed performance practice. As organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman has performed all over the world and played the most beautiful historical instruments of Europe. His Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has gained worldwide fame as one of the best ensembles on period instruments. Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman and ABO&C have recorded all sacred and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, an extraordinary project that earned international acclaim. After that Koopman recorded the complete works by Bach’s predecessor, Dieterich Buxtehude. Besides performing as a soloist and with his ABO&C, Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor for modern orchestras and also devotes part of his time to teaching. Ton Koopman is president of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society and, since 2019, president of the Leipzig Bach Archiv.

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Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality. The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare...
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Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.
The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs. In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.
Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award. Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition. Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.
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01.
Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 4 : Allegro
01:41
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 4 : Andante
01:49
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 4 : Presto
01:11
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 7 no. 6: Il Pianto d'Arianna: Andante - Allegro - Adagio - Andante - Allegro
04:35
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 7 no. 6: Il Pianto d'Arianna: Largo - Largo Andante
05:51
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 7 no. 6: Il Pianto d'Arianna: Grave - Allegro
02:11
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 7 no. 6: Il Pianto d'Arianna: Largo
02:42
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 4 no. 9 : Allegro
03:26
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 4 no. 9 : Largo
01:25
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto op. 4 no. 9 : Vivace
03:58
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 5: Allegro
02:01
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 5: Andante
02:25
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 5: Presto
02:46
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto a cinque op. 1 no. 8: Largo - Grave - Vivace - Grave
05:13
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto a cinque op. 1 no. 8: Largo andante - Andante
04:11
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Concerto a cinque op. 1 no. 8: Pastorale
04:08
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Menuet for organ
06:03
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 2: Allegro
02:10
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 2: Andante
02:47
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Introduzione teatrale op. 4 no. 2: Allegro
02:13
(Pietro Antonio Locatelli) Ton Koopman, Margaret Faultless, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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