The suave and ingenious Sonata Quarta of Dario Castello. Grande! Live, 4K video from our Concerto delle Donne concert, October, 2019. Voices of Music Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors Elizabeth Blumenstock and Alana Youssefian, baroque violins Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ David Tayler, archlute
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The Sonata (Concerto) in C Major for baroque trumpet and strings by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, performed on original instruments by the SF based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music.
Although Biber gives the title “Sonata” for the works in this collection, “Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes” (Salzburg, 1676), stylistically, this work is in many respects one of the earliest trumpet concertos. Virtuoso parts are provided for the trumpet and first violin, and the rich accompaniment results from the blend of the two violas and the continuo group. Live, HD Video from the Voices of Music “Bach, Biber and Buxtehude” concert, March 9th, 2013 in St Mark’s Lutheran, San Francisco.
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The musicians and their instruments
Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, 1660 Lisa Grodin, baroque viola by Mathias Eberl, Salzburg, Austria, 1680 Kati Kyme, baroque viola, Germany, anonymous, 18th century Farley Pearce, violone by George Steppani, Manchester, 1985, after Amati, 1560 William Skeen, five string baroque cello, Anonymous, Italy, c1680 David Tayler, archlute by Andreas von Holst, Munich, 2012, after Magno Tieffenbrucker, Venice, c1610 John Thiessen, baroque trumpet by Rainer Egger Basel, 2004, after JL Ehe III, 1746 Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ by Winold van der Putten, Finsterwolde, Netherlands, 2004, after early 18th-century northern German instruments