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Concerto in B flat major

for violin, bassoon, strings and continuo

Whilst the influence of the Italian style on German composers has received much musicological discussion, little has so far been written on the impact that the German style had on the Italians. The Italians were not immune to German tastes, as chamber works by Telemann in the hand of Giovanni Battista Vivaldi (Antonio’s father) show; further evidence can be found in the music of the Munich-based Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco and Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, who worked alongside Dall’Abaco in Munich before taking a post at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart. Brescianello is almost the only Italian to have composed orchestral suites (a form in which Telemann and Fasch excelled); he also composed concertos such as that for violin and bassoon, predominantly Italian in their outlook, yet fused with a German harmonic twist.

from notes by Adrian Chandler © 2019


The Godfather
Studio Master: SIGCD602Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Adagio
Movement 3: Allegro

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