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Costanzi: Sinfonie per violoncello

Giovanni Sollima, Monika Leskovar, Arianna Art Ensemble

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Sinfonia in D Major for Cello & Basso continuo  
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I. Adagio staccato
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
2:01
2
II. Allegro
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
3:12
3
III. Amoroso
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
3:13
4
IV. Minuetto amoroso
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
1:25
Sinfonia in B Flat Major for Cello & Basso continuo  
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I. Adagio
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
3:49
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II. Spiritoso
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
4:35
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III. Sarabanda
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
4:16
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IV. Minuet
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
1:37
Sonata da camera for 2 Cellos in F Major  
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I. Amoroso - Allegro assai - Amoroso
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar; Gianluca Ubaldi
1:47
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II. Adagio
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar; Gianluca Ubaldi
1:40
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III. Presto
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar; Gianluca Ubaldi
1:03
Sinfonia in G Major for Cello & Basso continuo  
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I. Grave
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
3:42
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II. Allegro
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
1:27
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III. Minuè
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
1:58
Sinfonia in E Flat Major for Cello & Basso continuo  
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I. Adagio
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
3:18
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II. Allegro
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
2:11
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III. Minuet
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
1:51
The Hunting Sonata  
18
I. Adagio - Allegro
Giovanni Sollima; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar
5:32
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II. Siciliana
Giovanni Sollima; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar
3:35
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III. Giga
Giovanni Sollima; Giovanni Sollima; Monika Leskovar; Gianluca Ubaldi
1:44
Sinfonia in C Major for Cello & Basso continuo  
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I. Grave
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
2:17
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II. Allegro
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
2:03
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III. Variazioni. Allegro
Giovanni Battista Costanzi; Giovanni Sollima; Arianna Art Ensemble
6:39
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:55
The inspired decision by cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima to investigate the instrumental music of his 18th century counterpart Giovanni Battista Costanzi has led to its first recording, a collection of cello sonatas. Costanzi’s place in the history of the cello has all but slipped from view and yet he displays a remarkable freshness in handling the late Baroque sonata genre as instigated by Arcangelo Corelli. Costanzi imposes substantial technical demands upon the soloist, including playing in the instrument’s highest register, making powerful use of the cello’s expressive capabilities. Sollima chose five sonatas scored for cello and continuo, featured here alongside one of his own compositions, which reflects the labours of an apparently marginal member of the Roman court in the time of Costanzi’s patron. Sollima is joined on the album by the Arianna Art Ensemble and fellow cellist Monika Leskovar, who appears on a pair of sonatas for two cellos.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Glossa Studio Masters

Recorded in Treviso (Teatro delle Voci Studios), Italy, October 2015
Engineered and produced by Filippo Lanteri
Executive producers: Chantal Racine, Carlos Céster
Booklet essay by Imma Battista

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