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Pellegrina's Delight
Antonio Vivaldi

Gail Hennessy / Nicholas Parle

Pellegrina's Delight

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212003725
Catnr: SIGCD 037
Release date: 01 October 2003
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212003725
Catalogue number
SIGCD 037
Release date
01 October 2003
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About the album

Pellegrina’s Delight celebrates Vivaldi’s contribution to oboe repertoire in the early eighteenth century. Vivaldi wrote at least 16 concerti for solo oboe, but in this recording we offer an overview of Vivaldi’s prominent use of the solo oboe in his chamber music. The disc also provides a fascinating illustration of Vivaldi’s stylistic development between c.1705 and c.1720.

The Quartet Sonata in C major (RV 779) was written during the first decade of Vivaldi’s activity as a composer, when he was serving as a violin teacher at the Ospedale della Piet in Venice. Selected girls were admitted - after audition - to the musical establishment. Vivaldi made a note in this manuscript of the names of the four female musicians who were chosen to perform the sonata. They are Pellegrina (oboe), Prudenza (violin), Lucietta (organ) and Candida (chalumeau).

Other works featured on this disc are the Sonata for oboe and continuo in C minor, RV 53, the Sonata in G minor, RV 28 the Trio-sonata in E minor, Op. 1 no. 2, RV 67, the Concerto for flute, violin and bassoon in G minor, RV 106 (presented with the oboe taking the part of first treble instrument, the Sonata in B-flat major, RV 34 and the Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801.

Een overzicht van Vivaldi’s bijdragen voor de hobo binnen de kamermuziek
Pellegrina’s Delight viert Vivaldi’s bijdrage aan het hoborepertoire uit de vroege 18e eeuw. Hij schreef tenminste zestien concerten voor solohobo, maar deze opname bevat een overzicht van het gebruik van het instrument binnen de kamermuziek van Vivaldi. Het album illustreert bovendien op fascinerende wijze de stilistische ontwikkeling van de componist tussen circa 1705 en 1720.

De Kwartetsonate in C groot (RV 779) werd geschreven in het eerste decennium waarin Vivaldi als componist actief was, in de tijd dat hij vioolleraar was aan het Ospedale della Pieta in Venetië. Na een auditie werden enkele meisjes uit het weeshuis toegelaten tot de muzikale elite. Vivaldi noteerde in zijn manuscript de namen van de vier vrouwelijke musici die werden uitgekozen voor de uitvoering van de sonate. Dit zijn Pellegrina (hobo), Prudenza (viool), Lucietta (orgel) en Candida (chalumeau, de voorloper van de klarinet).

Daarnaast bevat het album onder andere de Sonate voor hobo en continuo in c klein (RV 53), het Concert voor fluit, viool en fagot in g klein (RV 106), met de hobo als vervanger voor de fluit, en de Sonate in Bes groot (RV 34).

Artist(s)

Gail Hennessy (oboe)

Oboist Gail Hennessy was born in Wisconsin in the USA, and studied modern oboe at the University of Louisville before taking up a position as cor anglais player in North Carolina. During her time there she encountered a baroque oboe for the first time, and fell in love with its sound. This, together with her empathy for baroque music, led her to study Historical Performance Practice at Washington University, and ultimately drew her to Britain. She was an apprentice to baroque oboe-maker Mary Kirkpatrick in Oxfordshire, and studied baroque oboe with the late David Reichenberg through the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She now plays and records with many of Britain's early music groups, including The Academy of...
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Oboist Gail Hennessy was born in Wisconsin in the USA, and studied modern oboe at the University of Louisville before taking up a position as cor anglais player in North Carolina. During her time there she encountered a baroque oboe for the first time, and fell in love with its sound. This, together with her empathy for baroque music, led her to study Historical Performance Practice at Washington University, and ultimately drew her to Britain. She was an apprentice to baroque oboe-maker Mary Kirkpatrick in Oxfordshire, and studied baroque oboe with the late David Reichenberg through the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

She now plays and records with many of Britain's early music groups, including The Academy of Ancient Music, La Serenissima, The Parley of Instruments, St. James's Baroque, Fiori Musicali and Ex Cathedra, and also performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She encourages composers to write new music for old instruments, and has premiered works by Jennifer Fowler (1988), Roderick Williams (2004), Rhian Samuel (2008), Peter McCarthy (2011) and Thea Musgrave (2011). She teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, and Cambridge Early Music Summer School. Her recordings of Bach sonatas and Vivaldi chamber music are available on the Signum label.


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Composer(s)

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some...
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.

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01.
Sonata in C minor, RV 53: Adagio
02:28
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
02.
Sonata in C minor, RV 53: Allegro
02:24
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
03.
Sonata in C minor, RV 53: Andante
03:59
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
04.
Sonata in C minor, RV 53: Allegro
03:10
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
05.
Sonata in C major, RV 779: Andante
03:40
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
06.
Sonata in C major, RV 779: Allegro
03:59
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
07.
Sonata in C major, RV 779: Largo e cantabile
02:19
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
08.
Sonata in C major, RV 779: Allegro
04:17
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
09.
Sonata in G minor, RV 28: Adagio
02:28
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
10.
Sonata in G minor, RV 28: Allegro
02:15
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
11.
Sonata in G minor, RV 28: Largo
02:51
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
12.
Sonata in G minor, RV 28: Allegro
02:12
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
13.
Trio-sonata in E minor, Op.1 no.2, RV 67: Grave
02:10
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
14.
Trio-sonata in E minor, Op.1 no.2, RV 67: Corrente Allegro
02:14
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
15.
Trio-sonata in E minor, Op.1 no.2, RV 67: Giga Allegro
02:05
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
16.
Trio-sonata in E minor, Op.1 no.2, RV 67: Gavotta Allegro
01:00
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
17.
Concerto in G minor, RV 106: Allegro
02:59
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
18.
Concerto in G minor, RV 106: Largo
04:26
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
19.
Concerto in G minor, RV 106: Allegro
02:39
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
20.
Sonata in Bb, RV 34: Adagio
01:29
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
21.
Sonata in Bb, RV 34: Allegro
02:17
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
22.
Sonata in Bb, RV 34: Largo
01:30
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
23.
Sonata in Bb, RV 34: Allegro
02:10
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
24.
Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801: Largo
03:15
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
25.
Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801: Allegro
02:18
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
26.
Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801: Largo
02:40
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
27.
Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801: Allegro
02:39
(Antonia Vivaldi) Gail Hennessy, Nicholas Parle
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