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Johann Hoffmann, Giovanni Francesco Giuliani

(XXVIII century; Livorno, 1760 – Firenze, 1820)

Music for violin and mandolin from the 18th century

Ensemble Baschenis - Enrico Groppo (violin), Marco Luca Capucci (mandolin/Neapolitn mandolin), Alessandra Milesi (cello), Giorgio Ferraris (tiorba)

1 CD STEREO DDD - Durata: 46:34
12 pages booklet, Italian/English

€12,00

COD: 2059-e

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XVIII century, Mandolin

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Tracklist

1 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n° 3) Allegro mod.to * 4:08
2 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n° 3) Andante * 2:09
3 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n° 3) Allegro Molto * 2:19
4 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n° 4) Un poco Adagio * 1:58
5 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n°4) Menuet,Trio * 1:38
6 Johann Hoffmann – Divertimento a Mandolino Violino e Basso (n°4) Allegro Molto (Rondeau) * 1:53
7 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 2) – Moderato ** 9:27
8 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 2) – Rondò ** 4:51
9 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 4) – Moderato ** 5:47
10 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 4) – Minuè Grazioso, Trio ** 4:23
11 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 6) – Amoroso ** 3:40
12 Giovanni Francesco Giuliani – Quartetto per Mandolino Violino e Cello o Viola e Liuto (n° 6) – Allegro Spiritoso ** 4:15

* Performing instruments: violin, Lombard mandolin, cello, theorbo
** Performing instruments: violin, Neapolitan mandolin, cello, theorbo

description

The Violin and the Mandolin, accomplices and rivals: in the field of musical literature of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many violinists and composers who understood the mandolin – such as Vivaldi, Van Hall, Beethoven, Calace, Giuliani, Hoffman and many others – transposed their knowledge from one instrument to the other: the bow’s beats turned into strokes of the plectrum, while arpeggios, double string chords and virtuosities began to be used very frequently. An expressive complicity or even a strong rivalry between the violin and the mandolin can occur due to many factors: the simple possibility of passing from one instrument to another, the use of a similar virtuoso techniques and the presence of an comparable instrumental idiom. Complicity comes from the rules of their common language, while rivalry is caused by the attempt to take the lead and to fascinate the listener.
Giovanni Francesco Giuliani was a violinist, a harpist, master of harpsichord and a singer; what is clearly evident is that the composer had a particular skill and a was hugely inspired to making the instruments communicate to one another, thus obtaining the most of their timbre’s variety and their technical and expressive possibilities. This recording proposes the even numbered Quartets: no. 2, no.4 and no.6.
Very little is known about Giovanni Hoffmann, but it’s certain that at the end of eighteenth century he was one of the top virtuosos of the mandolin. In this recording we see Divertimenti numbers 3 and 4.
The Ensemble Baschenis took the manuscripts of the Quartets directly from Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and edited them directly from the microfilm.

Artwork: Gianluca Corona, Resurrezione, 2009, oil on wood

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