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Per la notte di Natale: Italian Christmas Concertos

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Catalogue number8.574264
Release date2020-11-06
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

At the turn of the 18th century, a special musical tradition emerged for Christmas concertos in Italy. This developed into a veritable fashion, always with gentle, melodious tunes and very frequently with a piece designed to evoke country moods, with animals and shepherds around the stable when Jesus was born and laid in a manger. The most famous of all Christmas concertos was that by Arcangelo Corelli, who was kapellmeister for the learned and incredibly rich Roman cardinal Pietro Ottoboni (whose eagerness as a patron of the arts unfortunately led to his being completely ruined by the time he died in 1740). Corelli was given a place to live in the cardinal’s Roman residence, Palazzo della Cancelleria, but by then his concerto ‘created for Christmas night’ had long since become immensely popular and something of a template for later Christmas concertos. It was probably written as early as about 1690. When Corelli died in 1713, he bequeathed everything he owned to the cardinal, who in return obtained for him a monument in the Pantheon. Corelli gained the reputation of being the supreme maestro of the so-called concerto grosso, in which a number of soloists perform in alternation with the orchestra. This genre became extremely widespread from the 1680s and during the first half of the 18th century.
 
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  Composer: Corelli, Arcangelo
  Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" 14:18
01 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": I. Vivace - Grave
01:18 $ 0.20 USD
02 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": II. Allegro
02:42 $ 0.41 USD
03 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": III. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
03:22 $ 0.51 USD
04 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": IV. Vivace
00:53 $ 0.13 USD
05 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": Va. Allegro
02:03 $ 0.31 USD
06 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": Vb. Pastorale. Largo
04:00 $ 0.60 USD
 
 
  Composer: Torelli, Giuseppe
  Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 6 "Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale" 05:26
07 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 6 "Pastorale per il
Santissimo Natale": I. Grave - Vivace
02:05 $ 0.31 USD
08 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 6 "Pastorale per il
Santissimo Natale": II. Largo
01:44 $ 0.26 USD
09 Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 6 "Pastorale per il
Santissimo Natale": III. Vivace
01:37 $ 0.24 USD
 
 
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 270 "Il riposo, per il Santissimo Natale" 07:30
10 Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 270 "Il riposo, per il
Santissimo Natale": I. Allegro
04:08 $ 0.62 USD
11 Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 270 "Il riposo, per il
Santissimo Natale": II. Adagio
00:55 $ 0.14 USD
12 Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 270 "Il riposo, per il
Santissimo Natale": III. Allegro
02:27 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Manfredini, Francesco Onofrio
  Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 3 No. 12 "Christmas Pastorale" 07:39
13 Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 3 No. 12 "Christmas
Pastorale": I. Largo
04:10 $ 0.63 USD
14 Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 3 No. 12 "Christmas
Pastorale": II. Largo
01:39 $ 0.25 USD
15 Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 3 No. 12 "Christmas
Pastorale": III. Allegro
01:50 $ 0.28 USD
 
 
  Composer: Locatelli, Pietro
  Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" 13:14
16 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": I. Largo - Grave
01:59 $ 0.30 USD
17 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": II. Vivace - Adagio
01:29 $ 0.22 USD
18 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": III. Grave - Adagio
01:35 $ 0.24 USD
19 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": IV. Largo andante
02:39 $ 0.40 USD
20 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": V. Andante - Adagio
01:37 $ 0.24 USD
21 Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1 No. 8 "Christmas
Concerto": VI. Pastorale ad libitum
03:55 $ 0.59 USD
 
  Album total 48:07
ComposerCorelli, Arcangelo
Locatelli, Pietro
Manfredini, Francesco Onofrio
Torelli, Giuseppe
Vivaldi, Antonio
OrchestraConcerto Copenhagen
ConductorMortensen, Lars Ulrik
Unknown Artist
ViolinFrom, Fredrik

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