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Concerto per quartetto No 1 in F minor
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'Concertos for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies' (CDH55005)
Concertos for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
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Movement 1: Un poco andante
Movement 2: Allegro
Movement 3: Andante
Movement 4: Amoroso
Movement 5: Allegro

Concerto per quartetto No 1 in F minor
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Francesco Durante (born Frattamaggiore 1684, died Naples 1755) was a pupil of Alessandro Scarlatti at the Conservatorio di San Onofrio, but also studied at Rome under Pasquini. His compositions combine the severe style of the Roman school with the melodic imagination of the Neapolitan. Most of his works are sacred, many surviving only in manuscript, and during his life little was published. Yet this F minor Concerto Grosso fully reveals Durante’s talents, and indeed bears comparison with the best examples of Handel and Corelli. Each movement captures a mood by the tension of unexpected harmonies and instrumental colours. Already the opening chromaticisms are ominous, then the double fugue is vivid in its rhythms and sequences. The mood of the fourth movement is plaintively romantic in its use of a solo quartet and the finale, while simple in texture, is rich in tension.

from notes by Hyperion Records Ltd © 1988

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Details for CDH88025 track 17
Allegro
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ISRC
GB-AJY-89-02517
Duration
1'34
Recording date
29 March 1988
Recording venue
Il Palazzo Gangi, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Concertos for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (CDH55005)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: May 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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