Date of purchase: November 2017.
First listen: 10-11-2017.
Recording dates: August 2013.
Venue: Reggio Emilia (Chiesa di San Filippo, Italy.
Sound engineer: Simon Lanz.
Works and composers on this disc:
Sinfonia for Strings in G major, RV 149, : Il Coro delle Muse".
Concerto for Violin in B flat major, RV 372, "Per la S.ra Chiara".
Sinfonia for Strings in D major.
Sinfonia a tre in G major.
Concerto for Viola d'Amore and strings in D major "Per la S.ra Chiaretta"
Concerto for Violin in E major, "dedicato all S.ra Chiara"
Sinfonia in G major.
Grave for Violin and Organ in G minor.
Sinfonia for Strings in D major.
Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi.
(Includes bonus DVD, 32 minutes, Il Diario di Chiara, a film by Lucrezia Le Moli and Fabio Biondi)
All concerti on this disc are performed to the highest technical level and as such are perfectly recorded. But it left me a bit unmoved. There are no surprises but just good playing. Apart from Vivaldi I did not know much about the other composers, and this was the main reason for buying it, plus the bonus DVD of course, for the story of Chiara needed to be told. All these composers taught the girls at the Pietà, music, composing and performing just as the talents would go. Vivaldi started it all, and he was very taken by the woman Chaira was, and the huge amount of talent she had in playing and composing. Many of the concerts on this disc are dedicated to her. So she must have made quite an impression. The difficulty of the works dedicated to her are, without question, not easy to play. It requires quite an amount of talent to bring them off, and she seems to have done that. As said the performance is quite good, but I would have liked a bit more emotional input. Still I am happy to have all these concerti.
Friday, November 10, 2017
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