Released: 02 June 2017

Reference: AP134

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Recorded by Little Tribeca in Fribourg in September 2015.
Artistic direction: Nicolas Bartholomée
Sound engineering: Nicolas Bartholomée and Maximilien Ciup
Editing and mixing: Maximilien Ciup


Clef ResMusica*** Classica

Released: 02 June 2017

Reference: AP134

Geminiani: The Art of Playing on The Violin




The violinist Gottfried von der Goltz and musicians from the Freibourger Barockorchester bring the scores of a fellow of Händel and Corelli's to life: the composer, violinist, teacher and art dealer Francesco Geminiani. His Art of Playing on the Violin and his Sonatas with continuo are of a typical baroque manner and they reflect his own practice of the instrument. With Geminiani, virtuosity is not an end in itself but it serves a pure musical drama where lyrical flights respond to more delicate feelings.


In the press

On peut compter sur la main experte de Gottfried von der Goltz pour mettre ce répertoire en valeur. [...] Jamais, en matière de réalisation, la musicalité du violoniste allemand n'est prise en défaut.

Geminianis Lehrwerk – und das ist bei jedem Ton dieser ausgezeichneten Einspielung zu hören – bildet selbst den Leitfaden, nach dem hier mit hinreißend rhythmischer Präzision musiziert wird.


Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

The Art of Playing on the Violin, Op. 9
1. Improvisation
2. Composition No. 1, Adagio
3 Composition No. 2, Allegro
4. Composition No. 3, Allegro assai
5. Composition No. 4, Allegro assai
6. Composition No. 5, Allegro assai
7. Composition No. 6, Allegro assai
8. Composition No. 7, Andante
9. Composition No. 8, Allegro
10 Composition No. 9, Andante moderato
11. Composition No. 10, Allegro moderato
12. Composition No. 11, Allegro assai
13. Composition No. 12, Allegro assai Sonata No. 8, Op. 4
14. Largo
15. Allegro
16. Andante
17. Allegro

Sonata No. 6, Op. 4
18. Adagio
19. Allegro
20. Andante
21. Allegro

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