A. Scarlatti: Concertos & Sinfonias

A. Scarlatti: Concertos & Sinfonias
Composer Alessandro Scarlatti
Artist Modo Antiquo
Federico Maria Sardelli conductor
La Magnifica Comunità
Enrico Casazza violin and concert master
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 93357
EAN code 5028421933573
Release June 2007

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About this release

When it was suggested to him to meet flautist Joachim Quantz, he had declared to detest wind instruments in general. Curiously enough Alessandro Scarlatti later wrote more than a few pieces for such an ugly instrument, the flute. Since he had been writing vocal music, mainly opera, for some 36 years his change to instrumental music is even more remarkable.

Yet he increasingly encountered unfavourable opinions about his work, which was considered old-fashioned hence ‘difficult’. This especially concerned his preference for counterpoint.

In his instrumental music A. Scarlatti seems to be slightly out of his depth i.e. he makes do without the to him natural dramatic intuition. The concerti grossi are of a most enjoyable if somewhat austere nature.

The members of Modo Antiquo have decided on performances with single instruments for each part since the music itself seems to suggest the opposite of masses of strings.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Grave
  2. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Allegro
  3. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Minuet
  4. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: Moderato
  5. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: Fuga
  6. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: Largo
  7. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: Andante
  8. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: Andante
  9. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Allegro
  10. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Largo
  11. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Fuga
  12. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Piano
  13. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Allegro
  14. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: Allegro
  15. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: Adagio
  16. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: Fuga
  17. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: Largo
  18. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: Allegro
  19. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: Allegro
  20. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: Fuga
  21. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: Largo
  22. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: Allegro
  23. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: Adagio
  24. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: Fuga
  25. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: Largo
  26. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: Allegro
  27. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Andante
  28. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Allegro
  29. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Veloce
  30. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Lento
  31. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: Allegro
  32. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: vivace
  33. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: Allegro
  34. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: Grave
  35. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: Allegro
  36. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Allegro
  37. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Fuga
  38. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Adagio
  39. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: Andante

Disk 2

  1. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viII: Allegretto
  2. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viII: Adagio
  3. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viII: Allegro
  4. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viII: Adagio
  5. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viII: vivace
  6. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viI: Moderato
  7. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viI: Moderato
  8. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viI: Grave
  9. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia viI: Allegro
  10. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX: vivace
  11. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX: Adagio
  12. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX: Moderato
  13. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX: Adagio
  14. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX: Allegretto
  15. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia IX : Menuet
  16. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: (No Tempo Indication)
  17. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: (No Tempo Indication)
  18. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: Allegro
  19. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: Allegro
  20. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: (No Tempo Indication)
  21. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in G Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: (No Tempo Indication)
  22. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia X: vivace
  23. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia X: Adagio
  24. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia X: Allegro
  25. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia X: Adagio
  26. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia X: Allegretto
  27. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in F Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: ( No Tempo Indication)
  28. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in F Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: Largo
  29. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia in F Major, For Flute And Basso Continuo: Minuet
  30. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XI: Spiritoso
  31. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XI: Lento
  32. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XI: Allegro
  33. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XI: Adagio
  34. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XI: Allegro
  35. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XII: Adagio
  36. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XII: Andante Giusto
  37. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XII: Adagio
  38. Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia XII: Andante Moderato