and a Saraband in C for violin and continuo by Vivaldi or Pisendel (authorship doubtful)
La Serenissima: Adrian Chandler (violin), Gareth Deats (cello), Robert Howarth (harpsichord)
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This is the debut recording by the young English violinist Adrian Chandler, whose passion for Vivaldi led to his exploration of several of the Red Priest’s contemporaries, including Albinoni, and the younger, dazzling German violinist and composer Johann Georg Pisendel. Pisendel met Vivaldi and Albinoni in Venice while touring as a member of the Dresden court orchestra. His technical wizardry so impressed the two older masters that they immediately penned some of their most virtuosic violin sonatas for him. Adrian Chandler and his ensemble La Serenissima present two works each by the Venetians, which sit alongside Pisendel’s own for a revelatory feast of Baroque fireworks. Remarkably, the works by Pisendel and Albinoni have not appeared before on CD.
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