In Venice, ca. 1677, there flourished a trinity of masters: Rosenmüller, Legenzi, Stradella. Men whose lives were bound by fame and persecution: peerless musicians whose innovative, passionate visions for the violin were ideally complementary.
Manfredo Kraemer and The Rare Fruits Council, known for their award-winning recordings on Astrée, illuminate the virtuosity and tenderness of the art of Venice.
Sonata Terza A 3
Sonata Terza A 4
Sonata Prima A 4
Sonata Sesta A 4
“Unfamiliar though these pieces are, we are confronted here by persuasive accounts, some of quite breathtaking virtuosity. The forces required are constantly shifting, which makes for varied listening experiences of a selection that is certainly not uniform in quality but which none the less is constantly engaging.”
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