I MUSICI CONCERTS & FOLLIES IN PERGOLESSI'S TIME 200g LP
Only 496 copies of this title will be pressed.
I Musici performs compositional works by Geminiani, Pergolesi and Vivaldi.
In 1952, twelve young and promising Italian musicians, mainly roman and mostly
graduates of the at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, got together "inter
pares" to create a unique chamber orchestra comprising six violins, two violas,
two cellos, one double bass and one harpsichord.
They chose the simple, yet nice, name I MUSICI and they deliberately decided to
shape the ensemble without conductor. They did so in order to create an
egalitarian relationship among the twelve colleagues and friends, which would
bring to their music-making a unanimity on technical and interpretative
questions. It was a very unconventional but unexpectedly suitable procedure.
Notably, maestro Arturo Toscanini, on hearing them rehearsing in April 1952 at
the Italian Radio studios, enthused over the young orchestra in front of
journalists and musical personalities, and dedicated his photograph to the group
with the words “bravi, bravissimi …no! la musica non muore”, (bravo, the music
will not die).
During the course of the years, the musicians have changed, the original members
of the group retired but, together with the younger talent that has taken their
place, there has always been a generation of “historic” members present who
guarantee the tradition and continuity of the orchestra.
• 200g Virgin Vinyl
• Limited Edition
• Printed in Japan
• Pure Analogue Recording & Cutting
• Cutting Machine wired by Signoricci
• One-Stage Pressing Process
• 33 rpm
• Heavy Quality Sleeves
• Produced in only 496 copies
Antonio Anselmi, violin (1-4)
Marco Serino, violin (5-7)
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
1. Concerto grosso No. 12 "La Follia" per archi e cembalo
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Concerto per violino, archi e basso continuo in Si bem. magg
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in Re Magg. per violino, archi e continuo "Grosso Mogul"
6. Grave, recitativo
||A superior disc to say the least
|Until I purchased this record I never heard of Fone. I purchased the record because I have been a fan of I Musici for a period of time that is measured in decades rather than years and will basically buy anything they record.
This record astonished me, and I engage in considerable understatement here. During the heyday of vinyl I thought that those discs in the Festivo Series produced by Philips were demonstrably superior to any other discs on the market, not excepting even those produced by DGG.
This record is as far superior to the discs in the Philips Festivo series as those discs are to something issued by one of the budget labels. It redefines the meaning of acoustical excellence.
I purchased my first record in the late 1950s or in the early 1960s. So long a period of time has elapsed that I cant be more accurate than that. During all these years I have heard only one record that merits comparison with this one, and that record was a special issue.
If the reader should, in fact, be an admirer of I Musici or Vivaldi, enjoy, my friend, enjoy! It is expensive to be sure, but it is worth every penny.|
|- Paul, LA|