Music from La Pietà in Venice

GIOVANNI PORTA (1675-1755): Sinfonia in D, NICOLA PORPORA (1686-1768): Sinfonia a 3 in G, ANTONIO MARTINELLI (c.1702-1782): Concerto for Viola d'amore and Strings in D "Per la s.ra Chiaretta", Concerto for Violin in E "dedicato all S.ra Chiara", GAETANO LATILLA (1711-1788): Sinfonia in G, FULGENSO PEROTTI (18th cen.): Grave for Violin and Organ in G Minor, ANDREA BERNASCONI (1706-1784): Sinfonia in D, ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Sinfonia in G, RV 149 "Il Coro delle muse", Violin Concerto in B Flat, RV 372 "Per la S.ra Chiara".

Catalogue Number: 03P032

Label: Glossa

Reference: GCD 923401

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: In one respect, this program records the progression from baroque to galant in the various composers who spent time employed by Vivaldi's old ospetale, the Pietà in Venice. But it's also a tribute to the single-named Chiara (1718-1791), a foundling deposited at the Pietài and student of Vivaldi's best violin student; four of the works here were specifically composed for her including, in the Martinelli viola d'amore concerto, her own written-out cadenza. Also includes a DVD (NTSC all regions) with the 32-minute film Il Diario di Chiara. Europa Galante;  Fabio Biondi (violin, viola d'amore).

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