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Settecento

VARIOUS ARTISTS

La Serenissima celebrate ‘Settecento’ – the style of art, music and architecture that emerged in Italy in the early 18th century – with a collection of upbeat instrumental works from the period. Music from the Kingdom of Naples (Scarlatti, Mancini), Republic of Venice (Dall’Abaco, Vandini, Tartini & Vivaldi) and the Papal States / Bologna (Brescianello) is performed by the ensemble with YCAT artist Tabea Debus (recorder).

Hop on your scooter: the album was released 12 February 2021!

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Extra Time

VARIOUS ARTISTS

This album began life during recording sessions for our 2015 album Vivaldi The Four Seasons. Always keen to use every minute of recording time available, La Serenissima delivered a performance of Vivaldi’s S. Lorenzo concerto in a record 25 minutes – sparking the idea for a new collection of recordings, made over four years during ‘extra time’. The cover shows featured composers adorning shirts from Everton Football Club – Adrian Chandler’s ‘home’ team.

‘Full of spiritual energy…’ Diapason May 2020    

‘The music-making is top-drawer and joyous’ Gramophone October 2020

  • ALBINONI Sinfonia to La Statira for 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, strings & continuo
  • VIVALDI Concerto per la Solennità di S. Lorenzo for violin, strings & continuo in F, RV 286
  • BRESCIANELLO Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in G, Bre
  • MATTEIS The Younger Balletto di Cavalieri Romani, Spagnuoli, e Africani from Act III of Scipione nelle Spagne (Antonio Caldara) for 4 trumpets, timpani 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in C
  • VIVALDI Concerto per Sua Maestà Cesarea e Cattolica for violin, strings & continuo in C, RV 171
  • VIVALDI Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 365 (late version)
  • MATTEIS The Younger Ballo from Act III of Caio Marzio Coriolano (Antonio Caldara) for 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in C

La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler – director & violin

Release date: 31 July 2020

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The Godfather

A feast of instrumental colour
  • TELEMANN Concerto for 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D TWV54:D3
  • PISENDEL Concerto movement for violin strings & continuo in A
  • PISENDEL Concerto movement for 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in E flat
  • JS BACH Concerto movement for violin, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings & continuo in D BWV 1045
  • BRESCIANELLO Concerto for violin, bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat
  • VIVALDI Concerto movement for violin, strings & continuo in B flat RV 745
  • VIVALDI Concerto for strings & continuo in A RV 158
  • FASCH Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo in D FaWV LD3

La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler – director & violin
Rachel Chaplin, Mark Baigent – oboes
Peter Whelan – bassoon
Simon Munday – trumpet

Released: 2019

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Vivaldi x2

Antonio Vivaldi
  • Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F RV 539
  • Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in d minor RV 535
  • Concerto for violin, cello, strings & continuo in A RV 546
  • Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F RV 538
  • Concerto for oboe, bassoon, strings & continuo in G RV 545
  • Concerto for violin, cello, strings & continuo in B flat RV 547
  • Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in a minor RV 536
  • Concerto per S.A.S.I.S.P.G.M.D.G.S.M.B. for violin, cello, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F RV 574

Rachel Chaplin, Mark Baigent – Oboes
Anneke Scott, Jocelyn Lightfoot – Horns
Peter Whelan – Bassoon
Vladimir Waltham – Cello
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler – Violin / Director

Released: 2018

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The Italian Job

Various Artists

2017 Gramophone Award Winner

  • Antonio Caldara Sinfonia for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, timpani, violin, strings & continuo in C (15.00)
  • Arcangelo Corelli Sinfonia to Santa Beatrice d’Este for strings & continuo in D minor (10.11)
  • Giuseppe Tartini Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in E, D 51 (16.49)
  • Antonio Vivaldi Concerto ‘alla rustica’ for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G, RV 151 (4.16)
    Concerto for bassoon, strings & continuo in C, RV 467 (11.11)
  • Tomaso Albinoni Concerto for 2 oboes, strings & continuo in F, Op 9/3 (11.07)
  • Giuseppe Torelli Sinfonia for 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in C, G 33 (7.45)

Rachel Chaplin and Gail Hennessy – Oboes
Peter Whelan – Bassoon
La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler – Violin / Director

Released: 2017

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The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi

Le Quattro Stagioni / The Four Seasons (Manchester version)
4 concertos for violin, strings & continuo in E, g, F & f, RV 269, 315, 293, 297

Concerto La Notte for bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 501
Concerto for violin in tromba marina in D, RV 221
Concerto per il Maestro Morzin for bassoon, strings & continuo in g, RV 496
Concerto for violin in tromba marina in G, RV 311

Adrian Chandler – violin & violin in tromba marina
Peter Whelan – bassoon

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A Tale of Two Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi

I: 1717
Sinfonia to L’Incoronazione di Dario for strings & continuo in C, RV 719
Arias from Arsilda (RV 700) & L’Incoronazione di Dario (RV 719) for mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo
Concerto Grosso Mogul for violin, strings & continuo in D, RV 208

II: 1733
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 367
Arias from Motezuma for mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo, RV 723
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in C, RV 191

La Serenissima
Sally Bruce-Payne, mezzo-soprano
Adrian Chandler, violin/director

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Venice by Night

Various Artists

Canzoni da Battello for soprano & continuo
ANON.
Sinfonia to La Vendetta d’Amore for trumpet, strings & continuo in C
POLLAROLO
Sinfonia for strings & continuo in g, Si 7
ALBINONI
Concerto for bassoon, strings & continuo in C, RV 477
VIVALDI
Fuga, o cappriccio con quattro soggetti for strings & continuo in d
VERACINI
Motet for soprano, strings & continuo
LOTTI
Sinfonia to Il Nome Glorioso for trumpet, strings & continuo in C
ALBINONI
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in e, RV 278
VIVALDI
Sinfonia for trumpet, strings & continuo in D
PORTA
Scenes from Olimpiade and Motezuma for soprano, trumpet & strings
VIVALDI

La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler – violin/director
Mhairi Lawson – soprano
Peter Whelan – bassoon
Simon Munday – trumpet

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Gods, Emperors & Angels

Antonio Vivaldi
Concertos for Recorder, Violin, Bassoon and Strings.

Avie Records

  • Concerto Conca for strings in B flat major, RV 163
  • Concerto for 2 violins in B flat , Op. 9/9, RV 530
  • Concerto for bassoon in a, RV 500
  • Concerto for sopranino recorder in a, RV 445
  • Concerto for 2 violins in B flat , RV 526 (reconstructed by Adrian Chandler)
  • Sonata for recorder, bassoon & continuo in a, RV 86
  • Concerto fragment for bassoon in d, RV 482
  • Concerto fragment for recorder in G, RV 312
  • Concerto L’Amoroso for violin in E, RV 271

Pamela Thorby – recorders
Peter Whelan – bassoon
Adrian Chandler – violin/director
Sara Deborah Struntz – violin

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The French Connection 2

Antonio Vivaldi
Concertos for flute, bassoon, violin, oboe and strings (79’03).

Following on from the Gramophone Award winning Vivaldi – The French Connection, La Serenissima present the sequel Vivaldi – The French Connection 2.  Including two world-premiere recordings, this disc buzzes with excitement.

  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 2 for strings & continuo in e, RV 133
  • Concerto for violin, oboe, strings & continuo in F, RV 543
  • Concerto for flute, strings & continuo in a, RV 440
  • Concerto for bassoon, strings & continuo in C, RV 473
  • Concerto Il Gran Mogol for flute, strings & continuo, RV 431a WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 11 for strings & continuo in G, RV 150
  • Concerto La Notte for flute, 2 violins, bassoon & continuo in g, RV 104
  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 8 for strings & continuo in d, RV 127
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 365 WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

Katy Bircher, flute
Gail Hennessy, oboe
Peter Whelan, bassoon
Adrian Chandler, violin & director

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The French Connection

Antonio Vivaldi
Concertos for Flute, Violin, Bassoon and Strings

Winner of the 2010 Gramophone Award for Baroque Instrumental Music

  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 5 for strings & continuo in C, RV 114
  • Concerto for bassoon, strings & continuo in F, RV 488
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in C, RV 185, op.4 No.7
  • Concerto for flute, strings, bassoon & continuo in G, RV 438 (late version)
  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 1 for strings & continuo in g minor, RV 157
  • Concerto fragment for bassoon, strings & continuo in C, RV 468
  • Concerto fragment for flute, strings & continuo in e minor, RV 432
  • Concerto for flute, violin, bassoon & continuo in F, RV 100
  • ‘Paris’ Concerto 3 for strings & continuo in c minor, RV 119
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in D, RV 211

Katy Bircher – flute
Peter Whelan – bassoon
Adrian Chandler – violin/director

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The Golden Age

Various Artists
The Rise of the Northern Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740. Volume 3
  • Vivaldi Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings & continuo in F, RV 569
  • Locatelli Concerto da Chiesa in c, Op 4/11
  • Locatelli Concerto for 4 violins, strings & continuo in F, Op 4/12
  • G.B. Sammartini Concerto à piú stromenti for 2 violins, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in E flat, J73
  • Tartini Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat, D 117
  • Vivaldi Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, timpani, strings & continuo in D, RV 562a

Adrian Chandler – violin/director

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Virtuoso Impresario

Antonio Vivaldi
The Rise of the Northern Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740. Volume 2
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in B flat, RV 370
  • Arias for soprano, strings & continuo from La Constanza trionfante degl’amori e de gl’odii, RV 706 (Premier recordings)
  • Concerto for violin, 2 Violoncellos, strings & continuo in C, RV 561
  • Concerto/Sinfonia in e for strings & continuo, RV 134
  • Concert Senza cantin for violin, strings & continuo, RV 134
  • Arias for soprano, strings & continuo from La fida ninfa, RV 714
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in E flat, RV 25

Mhairi Lawson – soprano
Adrian Chandler – violin/director
Sarah McMahon, Gareth Deats – cellos

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The Dawn of the Virtuoso

Antonio Vivaldi
The Rise of the Northern Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740. Volume 1
  • Navarra Sinfonia/Sonata à 5 in C major, Sinfonia/Sonata à 5 in a minor
  • Composer X Laudate pueri Dominum à Voce Sola & 5 strumenti, RV Anh. 30
  • Legrenzi 3 Balletti e Corrente à 5 from Op 16
  • Albinoni Concerto lV à 6 in G, Op 2/8
  • Valentini Concerto Xl à 6 con quattro violini obligati in a, Op 7
  • Vivaldi Concert lll con violini solo obligato, Op3 – RV 580, Concerto X con quattro violini e violincello obligato, Op 3 – RV 580

Mhairi Lawson – soprano
Adrian Chandler – violin/director

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L’Amore per Elvira

Antonio Vivaldi
Linn Records
  • Sonata ‘Graz’ (No.3) for violin & continuo in D, RV 11 (reconstruction Adrian Chandler)
  • Cantata Tremori al braccio for soprano & continuo, RV 799
  • Sonata for violin, cello & continuo in C minor, RV 83
  • Cantata Elvira, anima mia for soprano & continuo, RV 654
  • Sonata ‘Graz’ (No.2) for violin & continuo in B Minor, RV 37
  • Cantata Lungi dal vago volto for soprano, violin & continuo, RV 680

Mhairi Lawson – soprano
Adrian Chandler – violin
Gareth Deats – cello
Eligio Quinteiro – theorbo
Joseph McHardy – harpsichord

“superbly stylish…sails off into the stratosphere”
London Evening Standard

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Music for the Chapel of the Pieta

Antonio Vivaldi
Vocal Music and Sacred Concerti
  • Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in F, RV 292
  • Laudate pueri Dominum for soprano, strings & continuo in c, RV 600
  • Concerto for violin, organ, strings & continuo in F, RV 542
  • Concerto fatto per la Solennita della S. Lingua di S. Antonio in Padova, 1712 for violin, strings & continuo in D (reconstruction: Adrian Chandler), RV 212
  • Salve Regina for soprano, violin, strings & continuo in F, RV 617
  • Concerto for violin, cello, organ, strings & continuo in C, RV 554a

Mhairi Lawson – soprano
Adrian Chandler- violin/director
Sarah McMahon – cello
Robert Howarth – organ

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Vivaldi in Arcadia

Antonio Vivaldi
Concertos and Arias
  • Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in G, RV 575
  • Concerto La Pastorella for 3 violins & continuo in D, RV 95a
  • Concerto for 3 violins, strings & continuo in F, RV 551
  • Arias from Dorilla in Tempe (RV 709) for soprano, strings & continuo
  • Concerto for 4 violins, viola & continuo in B flat, RV 553
  • La Cetra (MS) Concerto XII for 2 violins, strings & continuo (reconstruction: Adrian Chandler), RV 520
  • Concerto for 2 violins, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D, RV 564

Soprano – Mhairi Lawson
Violins – Adrian Chandler, Matthew Truscott, Sarah Sexton, Sarah Moffatt
Cellos – Sarah McMahon, Gareth Deats

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Per Monsieur Pisendel 2

Various Artist

Suonata à Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel for violin & continuo in A,
RV 29
Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)
Sonata for violin & continuo in c
Johann Georg PISENDEL (1687 – 1755)
Sonata for violin & continuo in d
Antonio MONTANARI (1676 – 1737)
Sonata for violin & continuo in B flat, So 34
Tomaso ALBINONI (1671 – 1751)
Sonata for violin in a
Johann Georg PISENDEL
Suonata à Solo fatto per Monsieur Pisendel for violin & continuo in F,
RV 19
Antonio VIVALDI

Adrian Chandler – violin
Gareth Deats – cello
Thomas Dunford – theorbo
Robert Howarth – harpsichord & organ

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Per Monsieur Pisendel

Various Artists
Six Virtuoso Violin Sonatas of the Baroque
  • VIVALDI Suonata a Solo facto per Monsieur Pisendel in c, RV 6
  • ALBINONI Sonata a Violino Solo di me Tomaso Albinoni Composta per il Signor Pisendel in B flat, So 32
  • PISENDEL Sonata in D
  • ALBINONI Sonata in g, So 33
  • PISENDEL Sonata in e
  • VIVALDI Suonata a Solo facto per Monsieur Pisendel in C, RV 2
  • VIVALDI / PISENDEL Saraband in C

Adrian Chandler – violin
Gareth Deats – cello
Robert Howarth – harpsichord

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