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Palladians
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Palladians

Palladians (formerly the Palladian Ensemble) have been firmly established on the international music scene since 1991. They present baroque chamber music infused with style, uninhibited virtuosity and intelligent musicianship.

The original members of the Palladian Ensemble (Rachel Podger, Pamela Thorby, Joanna Levine and William Carter) met during their studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) where they specialised in virtuoso chamber music of the baroque period. In 1991 they won the Early Centre International Young Artists’ Competition, in 1992 they won the South East Arts Young Artists’ Platform and by 1993 they had released their first album (An Excess of Pleasure) and made their Wigmore Hall debut.

Gamba player Susanne Heinrich replaced cellist Joanna Levine in 1995 and the Palladian Ensemble went on to tour extensively throughout the UK, South America, the US and Europe, enjoying consistent popularity with audiences and critics worldwide. During this time they recorded six more albums. By 2003 Podger decided to pursue a solo career and thus stepped in the prize-winning violinist Rodolfo Richter. The Ensemble made two more albums Les Elemens and Sonatas and Chorales – J S Bach.

The Palladian Ensemble’s award-winning series of recordings for Linn Records have received unanimous praise. An Excess of Pleasure, The Winged Lion, A Choice Collection, Les Saisons Amusantes and Held by the Ears won the prestigious Diapason d’Or, with others winning Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ plaudits.

In 2007 Pamela Thorby left the Ensemble in order to pursue new performance opportunities. Nowadays, the Palladian Ensemble is known as ‘Palladians’ allowing more artistic freedom for players to come and go as required, depending on the programme being performed.

'Bach: Sonatas & Chorales' (CKD275)
Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
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'Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas' (CKD292)
Tartini: The Devil's Trill & other violin sonatas
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Complete works available for download
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685-1750)
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV664
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV655
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV650
Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526
Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV528
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039
Violin Sonata in G major, BWV1021 with Rodolfo Richter (violin)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645
GIUSEPPE TARTINI  (1692-1770)
Grave in D minor
Pastorale in A major, BA16
Sonata in G minor 'Didone abbandonata', Bg10
Sonata in G minor 'Il trillo del Diavolo', Bg5
FRANCESCO MARIA VERACINI  (1690-1768)
Sonata in A major, Op 1 No 7
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV664 (Bach)
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614 (Bach)
Grave in D minor (Tartini)
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV655 (Bach)
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV650 (Bach)
Pastorale in A major, BA16 (Tartini)
Sonata in A major, Op 1 No 7 (Veracini)
Sonata in E minor, Be6 (Tartini)
Sonata in G minor 'Didone abbandonata', Bg10 (Tartini)
Sonata in G minor 'Il trillo del Diavolo', Bg5 (Tartini)
Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV526 (Bach)
Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV528 (Bach)
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039 (Bach)
Violin Sonata in G major, BWV1021 (Bach)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645 (Bach)
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