Death and resurrection wove their path through The Great Visitation; and there were darkness and the yearning for liberation in The Albinoni
Lady Sarah chose the Adagio by Albinoni
, Largo from the New World Symphony by Dvorak, Canon by Pachelbel and Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elgar.
Purely string music and the groups that performed it (this release is not completely pure, with a recorder and bassoon included in one piece) developed in Italy about 1700 and was cultivated by composers like Tomaso Albinoni
and Giuseppe Torelli.
3 in D Major, plus works by Johann Baptist Neruda and Tomaso Albinoni
at 4 p.
As well as the ever popular Summer concerto from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, the ensemble also treated listeners to a selection of Bach, Mozart and Albinoni
He made no attempt to fill the acoustic, producing a fuller tone (to shattering emotional effect) only sparingly at the top of phrases, and instead commanded attention through eight arias (by Handel, Albinoni
, Porpora and Lotti) simply with his sweet, luminous sound, perfect intonation and stunning control of long lines.
This CD pulls together a collection of arias by the alto castrato, performed for the likes of Albinoni
, Lotti, Scarlatti and Handel.
A less serious second half included a sumptuous performance of the Albinoni
Adagio and a technicolor Gershwin medley that brought us close to the world of the cinema organ.
The other works on the album are similarly elegant: Trumpet concertos from Albinoni
, Handel, and Hertal (with Mackerras and the ECO); and Telemann and Hummel (with Karajan and the BPO).
Music by Oskar Boehme, Eric Ewazen, Tomaso Albinoni
and Peter Schickele will be performed by the Oregon Brass Quintet at a free concert at 7:30 p.
Act I is a moody, sparse meander--set to a melange of taped Swedish folk and baroque Albinoni
, and live original string music by Robert Een and Bjorn Stabi--in which five skilled dancers (Petter Jacobsson, Chrysa Parkinson, Rebecca Rigert, Jenifer Weaver, and Hultman) move through the gelid landscape of John Lasiter's subtly modulated lighting.
Trombonology'': Music by Defay, Strauss, Martin, Albinoni
, Marcello, Massenet, Arnold, Casterede and Dorsey.