Progetto Italiano

The paradox of Italy is that it largely invented instrumental music - and its corollary, virtuosity - in the Baroque period, but then more or less left it in foreign hands until the 20th century. Opera, invented..

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Flute Concertos & Sinfonias

“Experienced in the scientific aspect of art, as versed in the artistic aspect as any, and incompara­bly brilliant and inventive in both” – this emphatic accolade for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was..

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Virtuoso Music for Cello

Derived from the viole da braccio family rather than that of the viols, the cello gained its independence in the Cremona cradle of Italian instrument making between the 16th and early 18th century. It adopted..

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Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18

November 1792. With a grant from the Prince-elector of Cologne and an invitation from Joseph Haydn to come and study with him, young Beethoven arrived in Vienna. At that time, there could be no better place for...

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