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Home » Italian Composers » Albinoni

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)

[The "Albinoni Adagio" was in fact composed in 1939 by Remo Giazotto.]

Recordings

Albinoni. Pimpinone. Bongiovanni GB-2455 (1 CD, October 2011). Michele Nitti, Orchestra barocca Giuseppe Nicolini. Vespetta: Oda Hochscheid, mezzo-soprano; Pimpinone: Luciano Miotto, baritone. UK | FR | DE
Albinoni. Homage to a Spanish Grandee - Concertos from Op. 10. Chandos Chaconne (1 CD, May 2010). Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Albinoni. Concerti a Cinque Op. 10. Arts Music 47747-8 (1 CD, July 2009). Details. Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Albinoni. Concerti con Oboe. Fuga Libera 554 (1 CD, May 2009). Details. Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Albinoni. Sinfonie a Cinque op. 2. Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT 090202 (1 CD, February 2009). Details. Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Albinoni. Il Nascimento dell'Aurora (Festa pastorale, Barcelona 1708). Oehms Classics (2 CDs, November 2007). René Clemencic, Clemencic Consort. Apollo: Terry Wey, countertenor; Dafne: Krisztina Jónás, soprano; Zeffiro: Radu Marian, sopranist; Flora: Adrineh Simonian, soprano; Peneo / Fiume: Gernot Heinrich, tenor. This Italian pastoral has many of the same features as the first version of Handel's Il Pasto Fido (1712). The small scale production was well performed and recorded. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Albinoni. Balletti à Tre op. 3. Bongiovanni GB 5628-2 (1 CD, March 2006). Ensemble Benedetto Marcello. US | UK | FR | CA | JP
Vivaldi, Albinoni, Porta & possibly Porpora & Biffi. Andromeda liberata (1726). DG-Archiv 477 098-2 (2 CDs, October 2004). Details. A pasticcio serenata. Michael Talbot believes that Vivaldi's only contribution was the aria "Sovvente il sole". He "would assign Andromeda's arias to Porta, Meliso's arias, the choruses and the Sinfonia to Porpora (who may have used the tradition of his native city, Naples, in calling the hunting horns trombe), Daliso's arias to Biffi (with less certainty, however), Cassiope's arias, Perseo's other aria and perhaps Andromeda and Perseo's duet to Albinoni." Goldberg Magazine interview, page 2. Outstanding recording! Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra. La Stagione Armonica, Sergio Balestracci, director. Andromeda: Simone Kermes, soprano; Cassiope: Katerina Beranova, soprano; Melise: Anna Bonitatibus, contralto; Perseo: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Daliso: Mark Tucker, tenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Albinoni. Vespetta e Pimpinone / 6 Balletti à Cinque. Hungaroton (1 CD 2001). Details. Pál Németh, Savaria Baroque Orchestra. Vespetta: Edit Károly, soprano; Pimpinone: Viktor Massányi, baritone. The libretto later set by Telemann. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Tomaso Albinoni. Il concilio de' pianeti (1729). Serenata à Tre voci. Fonit Cetra 8573 81485-2 (2 CDs 2000). Aníbal E. Cetrangolo, Ensemble Strumente Albalonga. Eternità: Sylva Pozzer, soprano; Giove: Cristina Miatello, soprano; Marte: Luca Dordolo, tenor. Coro Johann Sebastian Bach di Padova. I wonder if this might have been a pasticcio. While many of the arias are stylistically close to Alessandro Scarlatti and Handel's pastoral cantatas, some sound as if they might have been composed by Vivaldi (eg, "Alla culla, alla culla"), and others contain elements from the latest Neapolitan operas (eg, "Quella non é"). Recommended. UK | DE | FR | JP
Tomaso Albinoni. 12 Concertos Op. 9. Decca 458 129-2 (2 CDs 1999). Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music. Andrew Manze, violin; Frank de Bruine & Alfredo Bernardini, oboes. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Tomaso Albinoni. Sonate da Chiesa Op. 4 / Trattenimenti Armonici Op. 6. Hyperion CDA 66831/2 (2 CDs 1994). Details. Locatelli Trio. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued on CDD 22048 (2006): US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Tomaso Albinoni. Climene. Adda 581090 (1 CD 1988). Gilbert Bezzina, Ensemble Baroque de Nice. Isabelle Poulenard, soprano; John Elwes, tenor; Dominique Visse, countertenor. Reissued in 2000 on Accord 465 775-2. FR | DE | CA

Reissued in 2005 on Accord Baroque 476 866-2. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Recommended Book

Michael Talbot. Tomaso Albinoni: The Venetian Composer and His World. 304 pages. Oxford University Press 1990. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

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