27/03/2020 – NEW CD OUT TODAY! BACH & VIVALDI: SONAR IN OTTAVA, Double Concertos for violin and violoncello piccolo (Arcana/Outhere)

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DOUBLE CONCERTOS for violin and violoncello piccolo

Mario Brunello, violoncello piccolo
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Riccardo Doni, harpsichord and conductor
Accademia dell’Annunciata

Released on 27th March 2020 by ARCANA


Violinist Giuliano Carmignola and cellist Mario Brunello: one of the greatest interpreters of Vivaldi and Bach, whose recent recording of the Sonatas and Partitas was described by the authoritative magazine Gramophone as ‘a definite first choice among period instrument recordings of these works’; and his long-time friend Mario Brunello, acclaimed for his personal reinterpretation of that same famous collection on the violoncello piccolo (A469). Accompanied by the Milanese ensemble Accademia dell’Annunciata, they offer a highly original, experimental programme. Inspired by the three existing double concertos for violin and cello by Vivaldi – an unusual coupling in eighteenth century concerto literature – they revisit double concertos by Vivaldi and Bach (the famous BWV 1043 for two violins and BWV 1060 for violin and oboe), transposing the second solo part an octave lower on the violoncello piccolo. Underpinned by persuasive historical and musicological evidence, the approach first and foremost reveals their pleasure in working together on an innovative project. The outcome is a delightful opportunity to enjoy famous pieces in a totally different light.

LISTEN here:

Vivaldi: ‘Allegro’ from Concerto in E flat major RV515

JS Bach: ‘Adagio’ from Concerto in d minor BWV 1060



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