Holloway Trio / Castello / Fontana: Sonate concertate in stil moderno (CD) 【ECM】
About Dario Castello and Giovanni Battista Fontana, two Italian composers from the turn of the 17th century, musical scholarship hasn't much to tell us. We knowas little about Castello, who was leading an ensemble at St. Mark's around 1629, as we do about the exact birth and death dates of Fontana, who came from Brescia and probably perished during the 1630 outbreak of plague in Padua. Yet there are a number of surviving works by both men that reveal them to have been remarkable composers for the violin. Two books by Castello of sonate concertate in one to four parts, in stil moderno with continuo, were printed during the composer's lifetime. In his new recording violinist John Holloway has selected a number of sonatas from this collection to couple with similar works by Fontana, some originally for violin as well as some conceived for other string or wind instruments. Along with solo violin sonatas, Holloway has chosen six of these sonatas for violin and basso continuo that can be regarded as precursors of the later trio sonata or even as early examples of that genre. They also serve as proof that there is still undiscovered territory on the early music map.
John Holloway - violin Lars Ulrik Mortensen - harpsichord Jane Gower - dulcian
01. Dario Castello: Sonata Settima à due. Sopran e Fagotto (I)
02. Dario Castello: Sonata Prima à Sopran Solo (II)
03. Dario Castello: Sonata Ottava à due. Sopran e Fagotto (I)
04. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Seconda Violino Solo
05. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Nona Fagotto e Violino
06. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Terza Violino Solo
07. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Decima Fagotto e Violino
08. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Quinta Violino Solo
09. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Duodecima Fagotto e Violino
10. Giovanni Battista Fontana: Sonata Sesta Violino Solo
11. Dario Castello: Sonata Settima à due. Sopran e Fagotto (II)
12. Dario Castello: Sonata Seconda à Sopran Solo (II)
13. Dario Castello: Sonata Ottava à due. Sopran e Fagotto (II)
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