Leonardo: Cello Concertos

Leonardo: Cello Concertos
Composer Leonardo Leo
Artist Julius Berger cello
Südwestdeutches Kammerorchester Pforzheim
Vladislav Czarnecki conductor
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 93681
EAN code 5028421936819
Release April 2006

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A leading composer at the time Italian Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744) is now relatively unknown. In his extensive output mainly consisting of dozens of operas and sacred works his instrumental music has had a somewhat hidden existence.

Although he was trained as a cellist himself his six concertos are the only solo pieces he wrote for the cello. Until 1700 writing solo for this accompaniment instrument par excellence had been unusual anyway. Living in the then Kingdom of Naples showing itself in various guises the characteristics of the Neapolitan style apply to Leo’s work. In his cello concertos at the time new chords and treatment of dissonants occur.

The soloist in these recordings, Julius Berger, unearthed the manuscripts of Leo’s concertos himself in the library of S. Pietro a Maiella di Napoli. These expressive and interesting pieces are technically unusually demanding. But above anything else these concertos are most enjoyable to listen to. A nice addition to any library, a must-have for any cello aficionado.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Concerto in D Major, L. 10: Andantino grazioso
  2. Concerto in D Major, L. 10: Con bravura
  3. Concerto in D Major, L. 10: Larghetto con poco moto
  4. Concerto in D Major, L. 10: Fuga
  5. Concerto in D Major, L. 10: Allegro molto
  6. Concerto in A Major, L. 20: Andantino grazioso
  7. Concerto in A Major, L. 20: Allegro
  8. Concerto in A Major, L. 20: Larghetto
  9. Concerto in A Major, L. 20: Allegro
  10. Sinfonie concertante in C Minor, L. 30: Andante grazioso
  11. Sinfonie concertante in C Minor, L. 30: Fugato
  12. Sinfonie concertante in C Minor, L. 30: Larghetto
  13. Sinfonie concertante in C Minor, L. 30: Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Concerto in F Minor, L. 40: Andante grazioso
  2. Concerto in F Minor, L. 40: Allegro
  3. Concerto in F Minor, L. 40: Largo e grazioso
  4. Concerto in F Minor, L. 40: Allegro
  5. Concerto in F Minor, L. 40: Andante piacevole
  6. Concerto in A Major, L. 50: Allegro
  7. Concerto in A Major, L. 50: Larghetto e grazioso
  8. Concerto in A Major, L. 50: Allegro
  9. Concerto in D Minor, L 60: Andante grazioso
  10. Concerto in D Minor, L 60: Con spirito
  11. Concerto in D Minor, L 60: Amoroso
  12. Concerto in D Minor, L 60: Allegro