The Italian Job

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The Italian Job


Gramophone Awards 2017

Finalist - Baroque Instrumental

Gramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - May 2017



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24th Feb 2017




76 minutes


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The Italian Job

Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States


Concerto Op. 9 No. 3 for two oboes & strings in F major


Sinfonia for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin, strings & continuo in C


Sinfonia, WoO 1, to the oratorio Santa Beatrice d'Este


Concerto in E major, D51


Sinfonia for 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in C, G 33


Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'

Bassoon Concerto, RV 467 in C major

Gail Hennessy, Rachel Chaplin (oboes) & Peter Whelan (bassoon)

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler



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Gramophone Award-winning Adrian Chandler and his period-instrument ensemble La Serenissima present The Italian Job, a feast of instrumental colour featuring oboes, bassoons, trumpets, trombone, timpani, strings and continuo, by some of the finest composers of the Italian baroque. The music on this recording comes from four cities, each with a rich musical heritage: Venice (Albinoni, Caldara, Vivaldi), Bologna (Torelli), Padua (Tartini) and Rome (Corelli).

Antonio Caldara: Sinfonia in C Major

I. Allegro

II. Andante, piano [e] staccato

III. Allegro

Arcangelo Corelli: Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d’Este in D Minor

I. Grave

II. Allegro

III. Adagio

IV. Largo assai

V. Vivace

Giuseppe Tartini: Concerto in E Major, D. 51

I. Allegro

II. Grave. “Tortorella bacie…”

III. Allegro assai

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G Major, RV 151 "Alla Rustica"

I. Presto

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in C Major, RV 467

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Tomaso Albinoni: 12 Concerti a cinque, Op. 9 No. 3 for 2 Oboes in F Major

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Giuseppe Torelli: Sinfonia in C Major, G.33

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Presto

Gramophone Magazine

May 2017

“'The Italian Job' has all their [La Serenissima's] hallmarks: a fresh, zinging tone alive with vitality and enjoyment, an effortless easy panache from both ensemble and soloists, and the whole underpinned by a scholarly attittude to programming and performance style which is yet worn with a light grace.”

BBC Music Magazine

August 2017


“The highlight of the disc for me is Chandler’s performance of a seldom-played E major Violin Concerto by Tartini: he explores fully the rich poetic content of its slow movement while projecting crisply articulated vitality to the faster ones. Peter Whelan brings fluent virtuosity to Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in G.”

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