Out of Italy
Title:

Out of Italy

Artists:

Phoebe Carrai, baroque cello
Beiliang Zhu, baroque cello
Avi Stein, harpsichord
Charles Weaver, lute

Release Date:

3rd May 2019

Cat No:

AV2394

Price:

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Summary:

The 18th century experienced a mass migration of musicians from Italy – hitherto regarded as “the home of music” – seeking better fortunes in nations to the north. Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto, Giambatista Cirri and Francesco Geminiani went to London, Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini to Madrid. Antonio Vivaldi aimed for Dresden though never arrived, having died en route in Vienna.

These Italian instrumentalist / composers and others are the focus of Out of Italy, an exploration of sonatas and duos for two cellos and continuo by eminent baroque cellist Phoebe Carrai and her protege Beiliang Zhu, some of them quite rare.

Tracklist:

Giorgio Antoniotto (?1680/92 – ?1766/76)
Sonata in G, Op.1, No.8
for cello & basso continuo
1. I. Adagio (2.23)
2. II. Spiritoso (1.37)
3. III. Grave (1.08)
4. IV. Allegro (1.46)
Beiliang Zhu solo cello
Charles Weaver lute · Avi Stein harpsichord · Phoebe Carrai cello

Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto (c.1682 – 1783)
Divertimento in G, Op.4, No.1
for 2 cellos
5. I. Adagio (2.16)
6. II. Andantino (6.00)
7. III. Tempo comodo (5.14)
Phoebe Carrai · Beiliang Zhu cellos

Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)
Sonata in F, Op.5, No.5
for cello & basso continuo
8. I. Adagio (0.42)
9. II. Allegro moderato (1.31)
10. III. Adagio (3.12)
11. IV. Allegro (2.02)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Sonata No.6 in B flat, RV 46
for cello & basso continuo
12. I. Largo (2.17)
13. II. Allegro (2.51)
14. III. Largo (2.23)
15. IV. Allegro (2.46)
Beiliang Zhu solo cello
Charles Weaver lute · Avi Stein harpsichord · Phoebe Carrai cello

Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805)
Sonata in C, G17
for 2 cellos
16 I. Allegro (4.47)
17. II. Largo (3.12)
18. III. Rondo (4.00)
Beiliang Zhu cello I · Phoebe Carrai cello II

Salvatore Lanzetti (c.1710–c. 1780)
Sonata in A minor, Op.1, No.5
for cello & basso continuo
19. I. Adagio cantabile (3.55)
20. II. Allegro (5.40)
21. III. Menuett – Andante (4.04)
Phoebe Carrai solo cello
Charles Weaver lute · Avi Stein harpsichord · Beiliang Zhu cello

Giovanni Battista Cirri (1724–1808)
Duetto in G, Op.8 No.3
for 2 cellos
22. I. Allegro ma poco (3.27)
23. II. Adagio (2.13)
24. III. Rondo: Allegretto (2.49)
Phoebe Carrai · Beiliang Zhu cellos

Recording: 26–30 October 2017, Battell Chapel, Norfolk, Connecticut
Engineered by James Donahue and Joel Watts
Assistant Engineer: Kaitlyn Maley
Produced and Mastered by Joel Watts

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