covers, notes, etc. - Corelli, Vivaldi, Clementi, Rossini & Cherubini (Size: 243.17 MB) (Files: 26)
covers, notes, etc. - Corelli, Vivaldi, Clementi, Rossini & Cherubini
01 cover - notes - Virtuosi di Roma.jpg 209.82 KB
print - Virtuosi di Roma (Carlo Crivelli - Modonna and Child).jpg 1.03 MB
notes - Cherubini - Rossini (Nonesuch, 1982).jpg 0.99 MB
label - Virtuosi di Roma (RCA, 1954).jpg 143.99 KB
cover - Cherubini - Rossini (Nonesuch, 1982).jpg 281.88 KB
cassette cover - Virtuosi di Roma (RCA, 1954).jpg 256.34 KB
04 notes - Virtuosi di Roma.jpg 341.87 KB
03 notes - Virtuosi di Roma.jpg 722.06 KB
02 notes - Virtuosi di Roma.jpg 755.29 KB
17 Cherubini - Sinfonia in D - IV. Allegro assai.flac 18.21 MB
16 Cherubini - Sinfonia in D - III. Minuetto (Allegro non tanto).flac 24.44 MB
15 Cherubini - Sinfonia in D - II. Larghetto cantabile.flac 29.96 MB
14 Cherubini - Sinfonia in D - I. Largo - Allegro.flac 41.25 MB
13 Rossini - Grand Overture (I. Largo - II. Allegro con spirito).flac 30.66 MB
12 Rossini - Sinfonia al conventello.flac 18.59 MB
11 Clementi - Symphony in D, Op. 18, No. 2 - IV. Allegro assai.flac 7.01 MB
10 Clementi - Symphony in D, Op. 18, No. 2 - III. Minuet - Trio.flac 6.01 MB
09 Clementi - Symphony in D, Op. 18, No. 2 - II. Andante.flac 9.86 MB
08CLEM~1.FLA 11.45 MB
07 Vivaldi - Concerto in F for Oboe & Strings - III. Allegro.flac 6.32 MB
06 Vivaldi - Concerto in F for Oboe & Strings - II. Grave.flac 5.56 MB
05 Vivaldi - Concerto in F for Oboe & Strings - I. Allegro.flac 7.16 MB
04 Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 - IV. Allegro.flac 7.47 MB
03 Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 - III. Adagio.flac 2.59 MB
02 Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 - II. Adagio.flac 4.31 MB
01 Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 - I. Adagio-Allegro.flac 7.64 MB
Corelli - Vivaldi - Clementi - Rossini - Cherubini - Virtuosi di Roma - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Corelli - Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6, No. 4 - Vivaldi - Concerto in F for Oboe and Strings (Renato Zanfini, Oboe) - Clementi - Symphony in D, Op. 18, No. 2 - Virtuosi di Roma / Renato Fasano - Rossini - Sinfonia "al conventello" - Grand Overture - Cherubini - Sinfonia in D - Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz
This offering brings together two LPs from very different eras. The first is a "HI-Fi" issue from 1954 (RCA - originally recorded by EMI); the second, a digitally recorded LP released in 1982. What they have in common is that both feature outstanding programs of Italian orchestral music - and extremely well performed.
"The 'Collegium Musicum Italicum' was founded in 1947 by Renato Fasano ... for the purpose of disseminating rare but important works of music. The Collegium in turn set up the Virtuosi di Roma..." And, as this recording reveals, the ensemble fully lived up to its name. The gem and focal point of this LP is the performance of Clementi's Symphony in D - a "rediscovered" work whose restoration was finished by Alfredo Casella not quite 20 years before this recording was made (previous to this time, Clementi's symphonies were assumed to be lost).
The Rossini / Cherubini program from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz is satisfying in all respects - and it would be difficult to find a recording which does more justice to Cherubini's Sinfonia in D (written on commission from the Philharmonic Society of London in 1815, Cherubini's later String Quartet No. 2 in C major being an 1829 arrangement of this great work). The Rossini Sinfonia "al conventello" also belongs in the "rediscovered" category - and the full story is told in the notes for this LP.
LP restoration of material issued 1954 (RCA / EMI); transfer of digitally recorded LP from 1982 (Nonesuch).
Both LPs are accompanied by extensive program notes, all of which are included along with the covers.
Note: I grew up listening to a lending-library copy of the RCA / EMI LP - and have yet to outgrow my fondness for it. In addition, it's the only LP I've ever encountered which also contained a "genuine art print" - which one can either view through the little window on the cassette cover - or frame and hang on the wall. The print is a reproduction of a painting by Carlo Crivelli (c.1430-1495). Crivelli, as the notes relate, worked in Ascoli where he "...remained aloof from the general artistic development of his time. While other artists were experimenting with the new medium of oil [actually, already known in ancient Rome] Crivelli continued to paint in tempera. Crivelli's use of this medium has never been surpassed." While this last assertion might be debatable from differing art historical perspectives, the nonconformist Crivelli has long seemed to me "a painter after my own painter's heart." Naturally, a scan of the print of Crivelli's Madonna and Child is included in this upload. One may - or may not - want to frame it; but hopefully it conveys some small idea of a very remarkable painting.