Antonio Vivaldi: Pellegrina’s Delight


Signum Records is delighted to announce  the release of Gail Hennessy (baroque oboe) and Nicholas Parle (organ and harpsichord)’s second collaborative disc on Signum Records.

Pellegrina’s Delight celebrates Vivaldi’s contribution to oboe repertoire in the early eighteenth century. Vivaldi wrote at least 16 concerti for solo oboe, but in this recording we offer an overview of Vivaldi’s prominent use of the solo oboe in his chamber music. The disc also provides a fascinating illustration of Vivaldi’s stylistic development between c.1705 and c.1720.

The Quartet Sonata in C major (RV 779) was written during the first decade of Vivaldi’s activity as a composer, when he was serving as a violin teacher at the Ospedale della Piet in Venice. Selected girls were admitted – after audition – to the musical establishment. Vivaldi made a note in this manuscript of the names of the four female musicians who were chosen to perform the sonata. They are Pellegrina (oboe), Prudenza (violin), Lucietta (organ) and Candida (chalumeau).

Other works featured on this disc are the Sonata for oboe and continuo in C minor, RV 53, the Sonata in G minor, RV 28 the Trio-sonata in E minor, Op. 1 no. 2, RV 67, the Concerto for flute, violin and bassoon in G minor, RV 106 (presented with the oboe taking the part of first treble instrument, the Sonata in B-flat major, RV 34 and the Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801.

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Gail Hennessey oboe

Nicholas Parle harpsichord

Rodolfo Richter violin

Pater McCarthy violin

Sally Holman bassoon

Katherine Sharman cello

Pater McCarthy violin

RELEASE DATE23/06/2003
BARCODE: 635212053725

Sonata in C minor, RV 53

1. Adagio

2. Allegro

3. Andante

4. Allegro

Sonata in C major, RV 779

5. Andante

6. Allegro

7. Largo e cantabile

8. Allegro

Sonata in G minor, RV 28

9. Adagio

10. Allegro

11. Largo

12. Allegro

Trio sonata in E minor, Op. 1 no. 2, RV 67

13. Grave

14. Corrente Allegro

15. Giga Allegro

16. Gavotta Allegro

Concerto in G minor, RV 106

17. Allegro

18. Largo

19. Allegro

Sonata in B flat major, RV 34

20. Adagio

21. Allegro

22. Largo

23. Allegro

Sonata a 4 in C major, RV 801

24. Largo

25. Allegro

26. Largo

27. Allegro

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