Rinaldo Alessandrini | Concerto Italiano

Rinaldo Alessandrini | artistic director

One is immediately captivated by the Italians not only through their pure harmony, virtuosity and colourful gestures, but also by their natural and lively approach. Articulated phrasing, continuo playing full of fantasy, a transparent style of music making and their usual technical perfection are always equally remarkable. In short: perfectly interpreted Baroque music.

The ensemble performs regularly all over Europe at the most important venues in the field of Early Music. Recent performances have taken them to Australia, New York Carnegie Hall, Tokyo, Shanghai, Milan, Rome, Verona, Innsbruck, Berlin and Hamburg. Upcoming concerts include Lausanne, Barcelona, Pisa and London.

Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini have recorded a large number of CDs, which have been awarded several prizes by the international critics. Their latest CDs include a recording of the complete ouvertures for orchestra by the Bach family, the complete madrigals by Monteverdi as well as music by Legrenzi, Bononcini and Louis Couperin.

Programmes for the season 22/23 include works by Bach (the Musical Offering, Goldberg Variations etc.), Stradella, Legrenzi, Bononcini and Händel, as well as Biber, Vejvanovsky and Muffat.

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Claudio Monteverdi | 3rd book of madrigals | NAÏVE | listen

 

Johann Sebastian, Bernhard and Ludwig Bach | Complete Ouvertures for Orchestra | NAÏVE | listen

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Claudio Monteverdi: Magnificat

Reviews

Playing these assorted concertos and sinfonie one-to-a-part (plenty of 18th-century precedent here), Alessandrini and his crack players marry elegance with unfailing rhythmic zest, always attentive to textural clarity and the shaping of bass lines. The continuo (harpsichord and/or theorbo) adds impetus without ever becoming irritatingly obtrusive. Alessandrini and his band bring a devil-may-care exuberance to a Vivaldi ripieno concerto – one of the few works here with no Corellian pedigree – and a vividly gestural, quasi-operatic manner to a sinfonia funebre which may or may not be by Locatelli. In an enterprisingly chosen repertoire, Concerto Italiano are here at their exhilarating, imaginative best. Gramophone | CD 1700 | Richard Wigmore

Rinaldo Alessandrini | artistic director

One is immediately captivated by the Italians not only through their pure harmony, virtuosity and colourful gestures, but also by their natural and lively approach. Articulated phrasing, continuo playing full of fantasy, a transparent style of music making and their usual technical perfection are always equally remarkable. In short: perfectly interpreted Baroque music.

read more

The ensemble performs regularly all over Europe at the most important venues in the field of Early Music. Recent performances have taken them to Australia, New York Carnegie Hall, Tokyo, Shanghai, Milan, Rome, Verona, Innsbruck, Berlin and Hamburg. Upcoming concerts include Lausanne, Barcelona, Pisa and London.

Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini have recorded a large number of CDs, which have been awarded several prizes by the international critics. Their latest CDs include a recording of the complete ouvertures for orchestra by the Bach family, the complete madrigals by Monteverdi as well as music by Legrenzi, Bononcini and Louis Couperin.

Programmes for the season 22/23 include works by Bach (the Musical Offering, Goldberg Variations etc.), Stradella, Legrenzi, Bononcini and Händel, as well as Biber, Vejvanovsky and Muffat.