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Corelli - Bonporti - Telemann - Vivaldi
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LP

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ERM 5029LP ERM 5029LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/19/2017

I Musici, founded in 1952, followed in the path of the Virtuosi di Roma. Felix Ayo, their first violin, had been the pupil of Remy Principe, concertmaster of I Virtuosi. I Musici were a sort of young Virtuosi di Roma, cadets of sorts. At least this is how they were seen by the public, who adopted them the way mascots are adopted. I Musici later went their own way, at least in part, and took on Bach and Handel, Mozart (some splendid recordings of divertimentos and serenades), Haydn and Rossini, 20th century composers (Britten, Bucchi, Hindemith, Martin, Roussel), and even the late 19th century with the Little Suite Op. l by Carl Nielsen. They were a string group open to a wide-ranging repertory rather than an ambassador of Italian music. But in the concert presented here, I Musici were still the cadets of I Virtuosi di Roma and offered a program composed entirely of 18th century music that culminated in Vivaldi. Typical of those years was the inclusion of a pre-classical composer -- or Rococo, if you like -- in a Baroque context. The works performed were written by Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Antonio Vivaldi. Features violinists Franco Tamponi, Felix Ayo, Annamaria Cotogni, and Franco Tamponi, and violaist Cino Ghedin.