28 March 2012

Mancini: Concerti da camera

Easy CD-DA | FLAC tracks | Covers | 390 Mb
Date CD: May 11, 2004 | Tactus | 71:18
This recording serves as a wonderful sound bite from Naples in the early 18th century, when it was a hotbed of far-reaching musical developments. Francesco Mancini's Concerti da camera, or chamber concertos, both register those developments and capture the excitement of that moment. They are, strictly speaking, neither solo concertos nor concerti grossi (which consist of several featured instruments against the backdrop of a larger string ensemble). Mancini drew freely from both types of concertos and also looked to opera and church music, and the resulting works show a wonderful mix of styles. The gracious slow movements owe a debt to Handel, while certain fast movements, such as the last movement of Sonata No. 10 in B-flat Major, anticipate the frothy textures of the comic operas of Pergolesi, Mancini's younger fellow Neapolitan. Featured in several of the concertos, the recorder is often given the most lyrical passages. Musica Pacifica's Judith Linsenberg breathes these melodies with a lovely, controlled tone, and is supported by a terrifically coordinated ensemble of musicians.
"This recording is a delightful collection, played with much style and aplomb, and Musica Pacifica's intonation is never less than excellent. (This is for our friend with delicate ears...)
It is a pleasure to hear this fine but unjustly neglected music getting a well-deserved airing. Highly recommended!" – The Recorder Magazine, Autumn 2002
“A thumbs up to Francesco Mancini, Concerti da Camera by Musica Pacifica, featuring elegant performances of Neapolitan baroque instrumentals from a superb, world class West Coast early music ensemble.” – Southern Voice, March 2001
Sonata for recorder, 2 violins & continuo No. 17 in A minor
Sonata No. 10 in B flat major
Sonata No. 20 in C minor
Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Sonata No. 19 in E minor
Sonata for recorder, 2 violins & continuo No. 6 in D minor
Sinfonia No.1 for strings and continuo in A major
Sonata No. 14 in G minor
Musica Pacifica
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...

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