Lorenzo Ghielmi/Enrico Onofri/Margret K: Anno 1630 (2004)
The leaders in this recasting of music at the beginning of the baroque period were largely Italian and included Biagio Marini, Giovanni Battista Fontana, Carlo Farina, Dario Castello (Monteverdi's concertmaster in Venice), and Giovanni Paolo Cimaall of whom fused vocal and instrumental performance and brought the violin to the forefront of attention. The organ was enjoying an emergence and had many masters before Bach and Buxtahude. These included the great Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Trabaci, and Luigi Rossi. This collection includes compositions by these and other musicians. This music sounds more folk than high classical. The pieces have a short, quaint, antique character that is off the beaten path, a fact contributing generously to their charm. They are deftly performed and will delight fans of ancient and baroque music.
Track Listing: 1. Sonata Seconda A Violino Solo [Giovanni Battista Fontana]; 2. Canzona Detta La Bernardinia [Girolamo Frescobaldi]; 3. Toccata Settima [Michelangelo Rossi]; 4. "Haec Dies Quam Fecit Dominus" - Motetto A Voce Sola [Francesco Turini]; 5. Toccata Seconda & Ligature Per L'Arpa [Giovanni Maria Trabaci]; 6. "Exulta, Filia Sion" - A Voce Sola E Continuo [Claudio Monteverdi]; 7. Sonata Prima
Personnel: Lorenzo Ghielmi--organ, harpsichord; Enrico Onofri--violin, voice; Margret K
Record Label: Winter & Winter
Style: Beyond Jazz