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  • Pamela Thorby : Projects
    RV 271 12 La Cetra Concerto 10 Recorders Pamela Thorby Violin Adrian Chandler Bassoon Peter Whelan La Serenissima Forces Rec Fag 4 4 3 2 d bass theorbo harpsichord 18 Cost 4800 VAT keyboard travel subs accommodation The theme Venus an Apollonian Emperor and Triton the child of Neptune and Amphitrite are all included amongst these virtuosic Vivaldi concertos The music Wind instruments had long been associated with the charms of Venus and included here are some of Vivaldi s most challenging works for the recorder and bassoon She is again epitomised in the exquisite concerto L amoroso for violin which also survives as part of a manuscript collection of concertos dedicated to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and whose title La Cetra The Lyre likens him to the sun god Apollo Elsewhere there are two ripieno concertos the Conca concerto which depicts tritons blowing their conch shells to ward off impending storms and a re working of the chamber concerto for recorder oboe and bassoon The La Serenissima ethos La Serenissima has forged a reputation as the leading exponents of Italian repertoire in the UK As usual this programme combines artistic flair technique and scholarship with all performing editions made by director Adrian Chandler The soloists are second to none and are recognised as being at the head of their respective fields with many critically acclaimed recordings to their names This programme will be released on CD in spring 2010 About Peter Whelan Peter Whelan was born in Dublin in 1978 Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin Peter travelled to Basel to complete his studies with Sergio Azzolini during which time he gained became the principal bassoon of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra first Irish member Equally at home on modern and

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  • Pamela Thorby : Projects
    Deats cello Eligio Quinteiro theorbo Robert Howarth harpsichord More than any other composer over the last century Vivaldi has benefited from a stream of major discoveries of which the biggest was that of his own personal manuscript collection in the early twentieth century This now resides in the Biblioteca Nazionale Turin and houses the above concertos and the sonata for recorder and bassoon Since then new works have continued to surface sometimes in the unlikeliest of places with a recent find taking place on the internet One of the most well documented events was when English musicologist Michael Talbot chanced upon a collection of twelve sonatas for violin in Manchester during the seventies More recently two sonatas for recorder have been discovered and are the latest works to be added to the ever expanding Vivaldi catalogue As well as the discovery of new works there is always the challenge of completing works that only partially survive such as the Graz violin sonatas which survive without a bass part two have recently been refurbished and added to our discography The prospect of rediscovery is still very much alive as the hoard from this century alone proves including sacred choral music psalm settings sonatas concertos and large chunks of two operas The fact that the sonata for recorder and bassoon is one of only a handful of sonatas in Vivaldi s personal collection in Turin compared to the near eighty works that survive elsewhere suggests that there are still riches to be discovered About La Serenissima La Serenissima was formed in 1994 for a performance of Antonio Vivaldi s La Senna festeggiante RV 693 and has now firmly established itself as one of the leading exponents of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and his Italian contemporaries Since the first CD release in

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    album on LINN Records French Baroque Music with Elizabeth Kenny lute and guitar Gods Emperors and Angels Avie Label Vivaldi Concertos Ammonite Latest Release Pamela s own compositions released November 2009 Garden of Early Delights CKD 291 Outstanding reviews for recorder and harp duo Handel Recorder Sonatas SACD CKD 223 BBC Music Magazine Chamber Disc of the Month Gramophone Editor s Choice Baroque Recorder Concertos Debut Solo CD Gramophone Critic

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    Vivaldi Concertos Ammonite Latest Release Pamela s own compositions released November 2009 Garden of Early Delights CKD 291 Outstanding reviews for recorder and harp duo Handel Recorder Sonatas SACD CKD 223 BBC Music Magazine Chamber Disc of the Month Gramophone Editor s Choice Baroque Recorder Concertos Debut Solo CD Gramophone Critic s Choice Palladian Ensemble 10 award winning albums for LINN Records Perfect Houseplants Jazz AKD 130 165 New Folk

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    2009 Garden of Early Delights CKD 291 Outstanding reviews for recorder and harp duo Handel Recorder Sonatas SACD CKD 223 BBC Music Magazine Chamber Disc of the Month Gramophone Editor s Choice Baroque Recorder Concertos Debut Solo CD Gramophone Critic s Choice Palladian Ensemble 10 award winning albums for LINN Records Perfect Houseplants Jazz AKD 130 165 New Folk Songs Karl Jenkins Albums with Pamela as a featured instrumentalist Various

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    on LINN Records French Baroque Music with Elizabeth Kenny lute and guitar Gods Emperors and Angels Avie Label Vivaldi Concertos Ammonite Latest Release Pamela s own compositions released November 2009 Garden of Early Delights CKD 291 Outstanding reviews for recorder and harp duo Handel Recorder Sonatas SACD CKD 223 BBC Music Magazine Chamber Disc of the Month Gramophone Editor s Choice Baroque Recorder Concertos Debut Solo CD Gramophone Critic s

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    sound so clear that there s no thought of a speaker being in the way The CD tracks are excellent the two channel SACD tracks a bit brighter and cleaner the multichannel SACD tracks warmer and more three dimensional This disc will cause a frown only if you find that your audio system is not up to the task of reproducing it Rad Bennett The Irish Times 21 July 2008 The recorder must now share a place with the piano and the guitar as the most tried out instruments But the sheer joie de vivre with which Pamela Thorby and her harpist partner Andrew Lawrence King open this new disc in Diego Ortiz s mundanely titled Recercada secunda de tenore sets down a marker for the air of high spirited celebration which is to follow and which is a world away from what most budding recorder players ever imagine their instrument to be capable of If you like free as a bird recorder playing this is for you The always invigorating selection includes virtuoso pieces by Jacob van Eyck fantastical works by Castello and Fontana and familiar heart stirrers by Dowland Michael Dervan Classical Source 18 July 2008 Harp and recorder is an irresistible combination even more so when the musicians involved are two of the best in their field Pamela Thorby formerly of the Palladian Ensemble has played with many of the finest ensembles and orchestras she also dabbles in jazz and is a master improviser as well as enjoying a close association with the composer Karl Jenkins Andrew Lawrence King director of The Harp Consort and himself a gifted improviser runs the gamut of performance modes from solo recitals to directing Baroque opera and oratorio Van Eyck s minor key Derde Doen Daphne d over has Thorby on soprano recorder tantalisingly adumbrating harmonies with a hypnotic lightness and agility By contrast Lawrence King s gorgeous takes on Dowland s Sorrow sorrow stay Second Booke of Songes 1600 and Weep you no more Third Booke of Songes 1603 are both dark and delicate fully attuned to a vocal style of delivery and yet delighting in the expansive resonance of the baroque triple harp The ensemble playing is no less impressive Superbly recorded and with extensive annotation by Lawrence King this SACD release is sure to satisfy the legion of baroque harp fans as much as lovers of the recorder Bay Area Reporter 17 July 2008 Recorder player Pamela Thorby and harp and psaltery virtuoso Andrew Lawrence King s wonderfully recorded disc of renaissance and baroque music is a delight The consistently entrancing program also scores points for its state of the art high resolution SACD super audio compact disc format and DSD direct stream digital recording process which together yield remarkable clarity on regular CD players and create a realistic surround environment on multi channel systems Thorby and Lawrence King approach their virtuosic repertoire with consummate ease and joyful hearts Jason Victor Serinus International Record Review 15 July 2008

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  • Pamela Thorby : Discography
    the Month Gramophone Editor s Choice Baroque Recorder Concertos Debut Solo CD Gramophone Critic s Choice Palladian Ensemble 10 award winning albums for LINN Records Perfect Houseplants Jazz AKD 130 165 New Folk Songs Karl Jenkins Albums with Pamela as a featured instrumentalist Various Recordings with Pamela as a featured instrumentalist chamber or principal player Handel Recorder Sonatas SACD CKD 223 discog2 PT 1 Sonata in D minor HWV 367a

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