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Locatelli, Pietro (1695-1764)  

Pietro Locatelli

born: 3 September 1695
died: 30 March 1764
country: Italy

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'Locatelli must surely be allowed by all to be a Terre moto … Mais pourtant, Messrs, quels Coups d’archet!, Quel Feu! Quelle Vitesse! … He plays with so much Fury upon his Fiddle, that in my humble opinion, he must wear out some Dozens of them in a year.'

These words written by an English gentleman, a certain Thomas Dampier, vividly portray one of the most enterprising, strong-willed and ultimately significant of eighteenth-century instrumentalists: the composer and virtuoso violinist Pietro Antonio Locatelli.

After acquiring a basic grounding in music in Bergamo, where he had been born in 1695, Locatelli set off for Rome at the age of sixteen, possibly hoping to complete his training under Corelli’s guidance. It is doubtful whether this actually took place, for in 1712 the illustrious master was already a sick man and was to die the next year. More plausibly Locatelli had lessons with Giuseppe Valentini, another highly acclaimed virtuoso. At that time Rome was a stimulating environment for a young musician and it was there that Locatelli matured his art, benefitting from the abundance of musical activities offered by its many chapels and private academies. In 1723 he was ready to tackle a wider audience and began his ‘years of pilgrimage’, spent at a series of courts and major musical centres round Europe (Mantua, Venice, Munich, Dresden and Berlin, for example). At each he attracted exceptional interest, but eventually his indomitable spirit, pride and sense of purpose prompted him to escape from the narrow bondage of the courts and in 1729 he settled in Amsterdam where he was to die in 1764. Particular attractions of the city were an active cultural life and the prestige of the music publishers. And here, surrounded by generous patrons of the wealthy Amsterdam nobility, Locatelli was able to devote himself to composition and, above all, to the publication and continual revision of his works (an operation that incidentally makes it very difficult, at times even impossible, to trace his stylistic development).

from notes by Fulvia Morabito © 1997
English: Hugh Ward-Perkins

Albums
'Locatelli: Concerti Grossi Op 1' (CDD22066)
Locatelli: Concerti Grossi Op 1
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'Locatelli: L'Arte del Violino' (CDS44391/3)
Locatelli: L'Arte del Violino
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'Locatelli: Sonatas Op 4' (CDD22064)
Locatelli: Sonatas Op 4
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'Locatelli: Sonatas Op 8' (CDD22057)
Locatelli: Sonatas Op 8
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'Locatelli: Violin Sonatas' (CDA66363)
Locatelli: Violin Sonatas
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – March 2014' (HYP201403)
Hyperion monthly sampler – March 2014
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Complete works available for download
Capriccio prova del' Intonatione in D major The Locatelli Trio
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 1 No 3 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op 1 No 10 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 11 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 2 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 6 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 1 No 5 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 1 No 9 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 1 No 4 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 1 No 1 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 1 No 7 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op 1 No 8 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 1 No 12 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in A major, Op 3 No 11 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in B flat major, Op 3 No 7 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in C major, Op 3 No 5 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in C minor 'à 5 da chiesa', Op 4 No 11 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Concerto in C minor, Op 3 No 2 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in D major 'Il Laberinto Armonico, facilis aditus, difficilis exitus', Op 3 No 12 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in D major, Op 3 No 1 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in D major, Op 4 No 7 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Concerto in E flat major 'da camera', Op 4 No 10 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Concerto in E major, Op 3 No 4 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in E minor, Op 3 No 8 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in F major 'à immitazione de Corni da Caccia', Op 4 No 8 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 10 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 3 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 12 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Catherine Weiss (violin), Alison Bury (violin)
Concerto in G major, Op 3 No 9 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Concerto in G major, Op 4 No 9 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Concerto in G minor, Op 3 No 6 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), The Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Introduttione in B flat major, Op 4 No 3 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Introduttione in C major, Op 4 No 6 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 1 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 5 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Introduttione in F major, Op 4 No 2 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Introduttione in G major, Op 4 No 4 The Raglan Baroque Players, Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
Sonata in A major, Op 8 No 10 The Locatelli Trio, Rachel Isserlis (violin)
Sonata in A major, Op 8 No 7 The Locatelli Trio, Rachel Isserlis (violin)
Sonata in C major, Op 8 No 4 The Locatelli Trio
Sonata in D major, Op 8 No 2 The Locatelli Trio
Sonata in D major, Op 8 No 8 The Locatelli Trio, Rachel Isserlis (violin)
Sonata in E flat major, Op 8 No 6 The Locatelli Trio
Sonata in F major, Op 8 No 1 The Locatelli Trio
Sonata in F minor, Op 8 No 9 The Locatelli Trio, Rachel Isserlis (violin)
Sonata in G major, Op 8 No 5 The Locatelli Trio
Sonata in G minor, Op 8 No 3 The Locatelli Trio
Violin Sonata in D major, Op 6 No 6 The Locatelli Trio
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 6 No 12 The Locatelli Trio
Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op 6 No 11 The Locatelli Trio
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 6 No 2 The Locatelli Trio
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Capriccio prova del' Intonatione in D major (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 1 No 3 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op 1 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 2 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 6 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 1 No 5 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 1 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 1 No 4 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 1 No 1 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 1 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in F minor, Op 1 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 1 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in A major, Op 3 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto in B flat major, Op 3 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C major, Op 3 No 5 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C minor 'à 5 da chiesa', Op 4 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C minor, Op 3 No 2 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major 'Il Laberinto Armonico, facilis aditus, difficilis exitus', Op 3 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major, Op 3 No 1 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major, Op 4 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto in E flat major 'da camera', Op 4 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto in E major, Op 3 No 4 (Locatelli)
Concerto in E minor, Op 3 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major 'à immitazione de Corni da Caccia', Op 4 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 3 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in G major, Op 3 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto in G major, Op 4 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto in G minor, Op 3 No 6 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in B flat major, Op 4 No 3 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in C major, Op 4 No 6 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 1 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 5 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in F major, Op 4 No 2 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in G major, Op 4 No 4 (Locatelli)
Sonata in A major, Op 8 No 10 (Locatelli)
Sonata in A major, Op 8 No 7 (Locatelli)
Sonata in C major, Op 8 No 4 (Locatelli)
Sonata in D major, Op 8 No 2 (Locatelli)
Sonata in D major, Op 8 No 8 (Locatelli)
Sonata in E flat major, Op 8 No 6 (Locatelli)
Sonata in F major, Op 8 No 1 (Locatelli)
Sonata in F minor, Op 8 No 9 (Locatelli)
Sonata in G major, Op 8 No 5 (Locatelli)
Sonata in G minor, Op 8 No 3 (Locatelli)
Violin Sonata in D major, Op 6 No 6 (Locatelli)
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 6 No 12 (Locatelli)
Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op 6 No 11 (Locatelli)
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 6 No 2 (Locatelli)
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