Saturday, December 11, 2021

Saturday Share: Italian Baroque Christmas

Today's share is a really good one, and different than what usually pops up here for your Christmas listening pleasure.  Italian Baroque Christmas Concerti performed by the Polish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk is a great album of four classical compositions.  The album was produced by the Musical Heritage Society, so it is a masterfully recorded and engineered album.  

There are four tracks on the album:

Side 1
1.    Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8 by Arcangelo Corelli
2.    Concerto grosso in C Major, Op.3, No. 12 by Francesco Onofrio Manfredini

Side 2
1.    Concerto a quattro in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 6 by Giuseppe Torelli
2.    Concerto grosso in F Minor, Op. 1, No. 8 by Pietro Antonio Locatelli

Although I enjoy it, I'm not a student of classical music, so I don't know enough to make critical commentary about the music on this album, except to say that it's quite good.  The notes on the back of the album give a very thorough description of the works and composers.  So, I won't prattle on and will instead just encourage and invite you to download this very fine album and enjoy an evening of Italian Baroque.

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