Andante maestoso – II

Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 - 15 dicembre 1792): Quartetto in sol maggiore per archi op. 1 n. 6, VB 187 (?1777). Joseph Martin Kraus Quartett.

  1. Allegro
  2. Scozzese: Andante maestoso [8:06]
  3. Largo [11:29]
  4. Allegro assai [19:44]

Lascia ch’io citi

Fortunato Chelleri (1690 - 11 dicembre 1757): Sinfonia in si bemolle maggiore (1742). Silvia Colli e Gian Andrea Guerra, violini; Valentina Soncini, viola; Gioele Gusberti, violoncello; Vanni Moretto, contrabbasso; Giovanni Paganelli, clavicembalo e concertazione.

  1. Allegro
  2. Affettuoso
  3. Allegro

Nel II movimento v’è la citazione di un famoso tema di Händel: vedere qui
https://clamarcap.com/2018/09/23/cogli-la-rosa-1/
e qui
https://clamarcap.com/2018/09/23/cogli-la-rosa-2/


clavicembalo & violino

Da un luogo tranquillo

Betty Beath (19 novembre 1932): From a Quiet Place per viola e pianoforte (1997). Patricia Pollett, viola; Colin Spiers, pianoforte.

  1. – [5:10]
  2. – [14:04]

«I wrote From a Quiet Place for Patricia Pollett. I very much admire her musicianship. In performance she and her instrument are as one. I allowed this piece to come from that quiet place in which there is response to the intuitive within. Another influence was the vibrating, infinitely sweet, sometimes robust and dynamic sounds of Nepalese Singing Bowls. From a Quiet Place may be described as a meditative piece. I hoped to create a work in which simplicity, line and tone were important elements and I see the piano, which is performed here with great sensitivity by Colin Spiers, as fundamental in creating harmonic interest. It gives warmth and richness to the musical fabric.
«The work comprises three movements, which may be considered and performed as separate pieces. The first movement establishes a dialogue between viola and piano, the second moves through moods of tranquillity to exultation and final serenity, the third is a joyful, animated response to the pleasures of life» (Betty Beath).


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Andante scherzando

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Quintetto n. 2 in si bemolle maggiore per 2 violini, 2 viole e violoncello op. 87 (1845) adattato per orchestra d’archi. Camerata Bern.

I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante scherzando [8:54]
III. Adagio e lento [13:38]
IV. Allegro molto vivace [22:42]

L’immagine nel video è un ritratto della moglie di Mendelssohn, Cécile Jeanrenaud (1817 - 1853), eseguito da Eduard Magnus nel 1835.