Trattenimenti Armonici Op.6
Albinoni: Trattenimenti Armonici / Zero Emission Baroque Orchestra, Composer: Tomaso Albinoni, Orchestra/Ensemble: Zero Emission Baroque Orchestra, Number of Discs: 2. "But even more interesting is the priceless realisation of the continuo of this sonata made by a certain H.N. Gerber when he was a student: in fact, H.N. Gerber's teacher was one of the greatest admirers of Albinoni, a German organist named Johann Sebastian Bach." (Carlos Centemeri, liner notes) Recorded in 2013. Tomaso Albinoni is one of the greatest composers of the Italian Baroque, together with Vivaldi, Corelli and Locatelli. The greatest part of his works however is mostly unknown, and Brilliant Classics plans to issue a substantial series of his works, starting with this first recording of the complete Trattenimenti Armonici, a series of 12 sonatas, for violin, cello and instrumental ensemble, in Sonata da Chiesa style: small scale, alternating fast and slow movements. The violin has a leading role in the typically Italian vocal writing of the solo part. Italian Baroque specialist Carlo Centemeri made already an excellent recording for Brilliant Classics of music by Bassani (BC 94259), which received 5 star reviews in Amadeus and Diapason. He now plays with the Zero Emission Baroque Orchestra in this new recording of Albinoni, playing on period instruments.