Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sirmen: Six Violin Concertos

A woman composer in 18th century Italy? Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen (1745–1818) wrote concertos, and they are an exciting discovery not just because they make us see more fully the European world of Haydn and Mozart.

The six violin concertos Opus3 were composed at the end of the 1760s or beginning of the 1770s, and display the influence of Tartini. They were published by Napier in London and by Hummel in Amsterdam in 1772-3. As usual in concertos after Vivaldi, a lyrical slow movement is framed by two fast ones. The works are elegant and graceful, bearing features of the early classical style.


2 CD · MP3 320 · 189 MB

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