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Albinoni: Hommage to a Spanish Grandee: Concertos from Op. 10

Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage

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Concerto Primo in B-Flat Major, Op. 10  
1
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:18
2
II. Adagio
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:13
3
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:09
Concerto Secondo in G Minor, Op. 10  
4
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:34
5
II. Andante
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:55
6
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:30
Concerto Terzo in C Major, Op. 10  
7
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
4:06
8
II. Adagio
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:12
9
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
1:52
Concerto Quinto in A Major, Op. 10  
10
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:14
11
II. Sempre Piano
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:08
12
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:53
Concerto Settimo in F Major, Op. 10  
13
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:10
14
II. Andante
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:05
15
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:47
Concerto Ottavo in G Minor, Op. 10  
16
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
4:01
17
II. Largo
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
2:00
18
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:23
Concerto Undicesimo in C Minor, Op. 10  
19
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
4:21
20
II. Larghetto
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
1:15
21
III. Allegro assai
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
1:42
Concerto Dodicesimo in B-Flat Major, Op. 10  
22
I. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
4:03
23
II. Adagio
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
1:56
24
III. Allegro
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; Collegium Musicum 90; Simon Standage
3:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    68:35
"Five Stars ... the playing is fresh and lively ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... well worth investigating ... no one need question the artistic probity of Collegium Musicum 90 led by Simon Standage ... the performances, from string forces varying between seven and 13, are of a spirit, delicacy and awareness of fine distinctions in tone colour and phrasing that communicate the ethos of these concertos."
- Gramophone

"... a fine recording of some very fine music ... all concertos bristle with dynamism ... the playing on strictly authentic instruments is practically flawless. Simon Standage does a good job of directing the orchestra without attempting to hog the limelight as principal violinist. The sound quality, too, is first rate, with a clear but warm tone, each instrument clearly audible throughout."
- MusicWeb International

Simon Standage and his early music ensemble Collegium Musicum 90 showcase Albinoni's rarely performed and recorded Op. 10 Concertos, described as "undoubtedly odd" since they are wildly different from what would be expected from any composer working in the 1730s. Nonetheless, they are also beautiful in a way absolutely unique to their composer; a logical conclusion of his art. As recently as 1961, academics were still unaware of Albinoni’s last set of concertos. This all changed when two small private collections were found to contain the print. Most of these concertos have never been published in a modern edition and the set has only been recorded twice previously.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London; 11 - 13 November 2009
Recording producer: Nicholas Anderson
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Paul Quilter
Editor: Jonathan Cooper
A & R administrator: Mary McCarthy
Front cover: ‘Charles III (1716 –1788) in armour and wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece’ (oil on canvas), Spanish School (eighteenth century)/National Museum of Bogotá, Colombia/Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library
Design and typesetting: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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