PROGRAMME 11 (14 musicians) “Italian Baroque Concertos” Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1750): Concerto op.9 n.3 in F major for 2 oboes, strings and basso continuo allegro – adagio –allegro Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto Grosso op.6 n.3 in c minor, for 2 violins, violoncello, strings and b.c. largo – allegro – grave – vivace – vllegro Giuseppe Brescianello (1690-1758): Concerto in B flat major for obligato bassoon and violin, strings and b.c. allegro – adagio – allegro Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750): concerto in d minor for oboe, strings and b.c. andante e spiccato – adagio – Presto - Break - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto in G major RV 545 for oboe, bassoon, strings and b.c. andante molto – largo – allegro Molto Francesco Durante (1684-1755): Concerto in e minor for strings and b.c. adagio – ricercare del 4. tono – largo – presto Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700-1775): Concerto in D major for 2 oboes, strings and b.c. allegro assai – adagio – menuet allegro ZEFIRO Baroque Orchestra (2 oboes, bassoon, strings 33111, harpsichord, theorbo) : Alfredo Bernardini and Paolo Grazzi: oboes Alberto Grazzi: bassoon Stefano Montanari: violin/leader Alfredo Bernardini: director Reviews: “Ensemble Zefiro is one of the most remarkable baroque bands to emerge during the last decade or so. Its specialised front line is its battery of exceptionally gifted wind players, but the support troops of strings and continuo are no less worthy of commendation. In all technical and musical respects they think, breathe and act as one.” J.Duarte, in Grammpohone (GB), September 2000 “In sum, excellent performances, exquisite music.” G.Lock, in Goldberg, January 2001 Recordings: Antonio Vivaldi, concerti per vari strumenti; Astrée-Naïve E 8679