We know that Tomaso Albinoni
did not write the Adagio; it was penned by Remo Giazotto.
The baroque masterpiece was reconstructed last century from a musical fragment attributed to Tomaso Albinoni
and later used in the movie Gallipoli.
Michael Talbot makes further clear statements regarding 'Tomaso Albinoni
's Pimpinone and the Comic Intermezzo', set out in part in his edition Pimpinone: intermezzi comici musicali ('Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era', xliii (Madison, 1983)).
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.m.
"The Longing" - an instrumental inspired partly by early 18th century Venetian composer Tomaso Albinoni
's Adagio - is a wonderful combination of running bass, tablas and deep, sweet violin that moves both body and soul.
It is often insufficiently appreciated that for a good decade prior to Vivaldi's L'estro armonico (1711), northern Europe had been exposed to the music of the first generation of Italian concerto composers (Torelli, Giulio and Luigi Taglietti, Tomaso Albinoni
, Giorgio Gentili, Benedetto Marcello, etc.), as Johann Gottfried Walther's organ transcriptions of their music attest.