An Italian Rant!

Release date (UK): 3 October 2011
Release format: CD
UPC: 5060084901377
Artist: L'Avventura London
Genre: Classical
Promotional price: £10.00 + £1.00pp OUT OF STOCK


Italian instrumental music captivated 18th-century Britain with its tunefulness, drama, and sheer beauty. For this project, director Žak Ozmo has handpicked repertoire that allows L’Avventura London to explore a new dimension to several Italian favourites, including works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Geminiani, and Paradisi. This disc also reveals the talents of neglected composer G. B. Cervetto with a premiere of his marvellous Sonata in G minor. Highlights include Corelli’s ‘La Follia’ (played with dramatic passion by Bojan Čičić), Geoffrey Coates’s hauntingly beautiful interpretation of Albinoni’s Oboe Concerto, Op. 9, No.2, a brilliant performance of Paradisi’s idiosyncratic Sonata No. 7 by harpsichordist David Gordon, and an imaginative new arrangement of the quirky country dance ‘An Italian Rant’.

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'terrifically animated, wonderful energy… gorgeous!'- BBC Radio 3's CD Review with Andrew McGregor

'There is much little-known repertoire to savour here...the variety of textures and instrumental sound is one of the most attractive features of this disc, characterised as it is by sensitive musicianship and an admirable understanding of Baroque performance conventions.'- Gramophone

'well balanced programme and outstanding playing.'- Early Music Review

'The folksy 'Rant' reflects 18th-century London's 'Italomania'. A Cervetto sonata and Geminiani's Scottish tune arrangement are captivating.'- BBC Music Magazine, ****

'En Vivaldi’s heerlijke concertje RV 156 en Corelli’s La Follia zijn natuurlijk ook een feest der herkenning.'- Klassieke Zaken

'The confident performances...which have a delightful swing.'

'The whole thing is an invigorating delight. This is beautiful playing for beautiful music.'- American Record Guide

'The playing is technically immaculate and full of zest...rhythmically and dynamically perfectly executed... full of expression. In short, a strongly recommendable release.'-


Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor,RV 156
Allegro 2’36
Adagio 2’00
Allegro 1’37

Francesco Geminiani: Sonata in D Major, ‘Bush aboon Traquair’ 4’20

Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto: Sonata in G minor, Op. 1. No.3
Adagio 2’44
Allegro 2’28
Minueto Primo/Minueto Secondo 3’51

Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 5, No. 12,‘La follia’ 11’40

Pietro Domenico Paradisi: Sonata No. 7in Bb Major from Sonate di gravicembalo
Allegro 4’54
Presto 2’29

Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor, Op. 9, No. 2
Allegro e non Presto 4’19
Adagio 4’43
Allegro 3’03

Francesco Geminiani: Sonata for Violin, Op. 4, No. 10
Andante 3’38
Allegro 1’57
Allegro 4’02

Traditional/publ. Playford/arr. Ozmo: ‘An Italian Rant’ 3’38