I Musici - Sammartini: 6 Concertos in 7 Parts, Op. 2
Classical, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:18 min | 317 MB
Label: Dynamic | Tracks: 22 | Rls.date: 2017
Sammartinis first concerti grossi, those of his Op. 2, are considered to be among the composers masterpieces. These intensely inspired pieces, composed with such vigorous spirit, sometimes hardly seem to fit the measured form of the concerto grosso. Sammartinis themes enjoy a pliant lyricism, at times melancholic, at others passionate and vehement. The contrapuntal development is always masterful, both learned and extraordinarily subtle in nature, taking unexpected and thoroughly expressive turns, often through refined chromaticism and an original use of harmony.