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The Thames and the City of London from Richmond House (c1747) by Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768)
Track(s) taken from CDA66564
Recording details: August 1991
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1992
Total duration: 10 minutes 56 seconds

'Excellent and comprehensive introduction to Roseingrave's keyboard [works]… plays all with sure technique, musicianship and evident relish' (Organists' Review)

'C'est donc un vrai plaisir que découvir de si belles oeuvres' (Répertoire, France)

Concerto in D major
before 1750; Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum MS 106F, A celebrated Concerto for the Harpsichord Compos'd by the Late Thos. Rosengrave (c1770)

Allegro  [2'33]
Adagio  [1'49]
Spiritoso  [2'02]

Other recordings available for download
The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Paul Nicholson (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Thomas Roseingrave’s D major Concerto is a reduction of a lost orchestral concerto, performed by Roseingrave in Dublin on 8 March 1750. The work is in D major with fanfare-like tutti passages in the outer movements, and it was not hard to score them up for two trumpets, timpani and strings. Roseingrave was born in Winchester in 1688, the son of an organist and composer. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and in Venice, and established himself in London in the 1720s, becoming organist of St George’s Hanover Square in 1725. His later years were clouded by madness; he was forced to relinquish his post in 1744 and returned to Dublin around 1750, where he died in 1766. Roseingrave’s concerto is a vigorous Vivaldian work, but it is fairly primitive in style and structure and was probably composed long before 1750; indeed, it may be the earliest keyboard concerto by an English (or British) composer.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1994

Other albums featuring this work
'English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos' (CDH55341)
English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55341  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  

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