NEAPOLITAN CONCERTOS

The Neapolitan Baroque, especially in the first half of the eighteenth century, was a vibrant and vital time for instrumental music, as Josetxu Obregón and La Ritirata now demonstrate with their new recording of six concertos from that era. The Neapolitan school – which owed so much in its formation to Francesco Provenzale – flourished in the hands of Francesco Mancini, Nicola Porpora, Nicola Fiorenza, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Alessandro Scarlatti, all represented with concertos on this Glossa recording.

The members of La Ritirata are more than a match for their Neapolitan predecessors in both stylishness and technique. The soloists gathered by Josetxu Obregón represent some of the leading musical lights in Spain today: violinist Hiro Kurosaki (in a Fiorenza concerto), recorder-player Tamar Lalo (Scarlatti and Mancini), harpsichordists Ignacio Prego and Daniel Oyarzabal (Pergolesi) and not least, Obregón himself who is the cello soloist in works by Fiorenza and Porpora.

NEAPOLITAN CONCERTOS FOR VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS​ 

1-4. Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
Sinfonia in C major for violoncello, violins and basso continuo

5-8. Francesco Mancini (1672–1737)
Concerto in G minor for recorder, 2 violins, violoncello and basso continuo

9-11. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736)
Concerto for 2 harpsichords and strings

12-15. Nicola Fiorenza (c. 1700–1764)
Concerto in D major for cello, 2 violins and basso continuo

16-19. Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)
Concerto in C major for recorder, 2 violins, violoncello and basso continuo

20-22. Nicola Fiorenza (c. 1700–1764)
Concerto in D major for violin and strings

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CREDITS

 

LA RITIRATA

Tamar Lalo | Recorder
Hiro Kurosaki, Pablo Prieto, Daniel Pinteño | Violins
Daniel Lorenzo | Viola
Josetxu Obregón, Paz Alonso | Cellos
Ismael Campanero | Violone
Daniel Oyarzabal, Ignacio Prego | Harpsichordists
Daniel Zapico | Theorbo

Federico Prieto | Sound Engineer

Bart Vandewege | Musical Advisor

Recorded in Cercedilla (Iglesia de San Sebastián)

September 2017 | (p) & © 2018 NOTE 1 MUSIC

www.glossamusic.com

Catalogue: GCD 923106

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