Krecek: Geminiani - Concerti Grossi vol.1,2 (2 CD, FLAC)
Krecek: Geminiani - Concerti Grossi vol.1,2 (2 CD, FLAC)
Krecek: Geminiani - Concerti Grossi vol.1,2 (2 CD, FLAC)
Krecek: Geminiani - Concerti Grossi vol.1,2 (2 CD, FLAC)

Orchestra: Capella Istropolitana
Conductor: Jaroslav Krecek
Composer: Francesco Geminiani
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 780 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 1: I. Andante
02. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 1: II. Allegro
03. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 1: III. Adagio
04. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 1: IV. Allegro
05. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Adagio
06. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 2: II. Allegro
07. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 2: III. Adagio
08. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 2, No. 2: IV. Allegro
09. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3: I. Presto
10. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3: II. Adagio
11. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 3: III. Allegro
12. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 2, No. 4: I. Andante
13. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 2, No. 4: II. Allegro
14. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 2, No. 4: III. Andante
15. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 2, No. 4: IV. Allegro
16. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 5: I. Adagio
17. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 5: II. Allegro
18. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 5: III. Andante
19. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 2, No. 5: IV. Allegro
20. Concerto grosso in A major, Op. 2, No. 6: I. Andante
21. Concerto grosso in A major, Op. 2, No. 6: II. Allegro – Grave
22. Concerto grosso in A major, Op. 2, No. 6: III. Allegro
23. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1: I. Adagio
24. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1: II. Allegro
25. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1: III. Adagio
26. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1: IV. Allegro
27. Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2: I. Largo e staccato
28. Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2: II. Allegro
29. Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2: III. Adagio
30. Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 3, No. 2: IV. Allegro
31. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: I. Adagio e staccato
32. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: II. Allegro
33. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: III. Adagio
34. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 3: IV. Allegro
35. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 4: I. Largo e staccato
36. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 4: II. Allegro
37. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 4: III. Largo
38. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 4: IV. Vivace

CD 02
01. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 3, No. 5: I. Adagio
02. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 3, No. 5: II. Allegro
03. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 3, No. 5: III. Adagio
04. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 3, No. 5: IV. Allegro
05. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 6: I. Adagio
06. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 6: II. Allegro
07. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 6: III. Adagio
08. Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 3, No. 6: IV. Allegro
09. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1: I. Andante
10. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1: II. L’arte della fuga, a 4 parte reale
11. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1: III. Andantino – Adagio
12. Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1: IV. Allegro Moderato
13. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 2: I. Grave
14. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 2: II. Allegro Assai
15. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 2: III. Andante
16. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 2: IV. Allegro
17. Concerto grosso in C major, Op. 7, No. 3: I. Presto – Tempo Giusto
18. Concerto grosso in C major, Op. 7, No. 3: II. Andante
19. Concerto grosso in C major, Op. 7, No. 3: III. Allegro Assai
20. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 4: I. Andante
21. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 4: II. Allegro – Adagio
22. Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 7, No. 4: III. Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
23. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 7, No. 5: I. Andante
24. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 7, No. 5: II. Allegro – Grave
25. Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 7, No. 5: III. Allegro
26. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 7, No. 6: I. Allegro Moderato – Andante – Grave
27. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 7, No. 6: II. Presto – Adagio
28. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 7, No. 6: III. Allegro Moderato
29. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 7, No. 6: IV. Andante – Allegro Assai – Adagio
30. Concerto grosso in B major, Op. 7, No. 6: V. Presto

Stellar performance

Geminiani was born in 1687 in Lucca, spent nearly all of his time in England where his music was readily received and was a student of Corelli, one of my favorite Baroque Italian composers. Up until purchasing this volume of concerti grossi by Geminiani, I have only heard bits and pieces of his compositions. This music is typical of the genre and does not disappoint – Baroque is a wonderful accompaniment when doing something creative. I have Geminiani, Corelli, Vivaldi, Teleman, and Handel on a very long playlist when I sit down to write for extended periods…it helps me to focus and the writing flows. I also like this set in combination with Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, polyphony – vespers and Latin Masses…I take it with me on the iPod for long runs with my dogs. Again, the music alters my perspective in such a way that even though I may be physically exerting myself, the mind is free to contemplate other things and not my blistered feet.

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