Monday, February 21, 2011

Brescianello: Concerti et Sinphonie - Banchetto Musicale

Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello
Concerti et Sinphonie
Banchetto Musicale
Dynamic CDS 291-1-2

Here's a wonderful discovery: Brescianello spent most of his career in Germany, at Munich and at Stuttgart but his concerti (all with solo violin) and his shorter symphonies all have the verve, dynamism and solo virtuosity of Vivaldi who is a clear influence. The symphonies (published in 1738) are among the first examples to have been published in Europe and, like G.B. Sammartini's, present the archaic structure in which the slow movement often is no more than a bridge between the outer, fast movements.

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