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Giuseppe Torelli (22 April 1658 – 8 February 1709) was an Italian violist, violinist, teacher, and composer.
Torelli is most remembered for his contributions to the development of the instrumental concerto (Newman 1972, p. 142), especially concerti grossi and the solo concerto, for strings and continuo, as well as being the most prolific Baroque composer for trumpets (Tarr 1974).

Torelli was born in Verona. It is not known with whom he studied violin though it has been speculated that he was a pupil of Leonardo Brugnoli or Bartolomeo Laurenti, but it is certain that he studied composition with Giacomo Antonio Perti (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). On 27 June 1684, at the age of 26, he became a member of the Accademia Filarmonica as suonatore di violino (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). By 1698 he was maestro di concerto at the court of Georg Friedrich II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, where he conducted the orchestra for Le pazzie d'amore e dell'interesse, an idea drammatica composed by the maestro di cappella, the castrato Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, before leaving for Vienna in December 1699 (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001). He returned to Bologna sometime before February 1701, when he is listed as a violinist in the newly re-formed cappella musicale at San Petronio, directed by his former composition teacher Perti (Schnoebelen and Vanscheeuwijk 2001).
He died in Bologna in 1709, where his manuscripts are conserved in the San Petronio archives. Giuseppe's brother, Felice Torelli, was a Bolognese painter of modest reputation, who went on to be a founding member of the Accademia Clementina. The most notable amongst Giuseppe's many pupils was Francesco Manfredini.


Selected works

10 Sonate a 3, with Basso Continuo, op. 1 (1686).
12 Concerto da camera, for 2 violins and basso continuo, op. 2 (1686).
12 Sinfonie, for 2–4 instruments, op. 3 (1687).
12 Concertino per camera for Violin and Cello, op. 4 (1688).
12 Sinfonie a 3 e concerti a 4, op. 5 (1692).
12 Concerti musicali a quattro, op. 6 (1698).
12 Concerti grossi con una pastorale per il Santissimo Natale, op. 8 (1709).

More than 30 concertos for 1 to 4 trumpets, including a Sinfonia ŕ 4, composed after 1702 (Tarr 1974) and unpublished during his lifetime, which is a concerto for four trumpets, with an orchestra requiring a minimum of four oboes, two bassoons, trombone, timpani, four violins, two violas, four cellos, two double basses, and continuo.

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Giuseppe Torelli: Concerto in C Major
 
Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli - Concerti Grossi from Op 8,I Musici
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Concerto for 4 Violins in A Minor
 
Concerto for 4 violins in A minor

1. Largo

2. Allegro

3. Largo

4. Allegro

Performed by Musica Antique Koln
Conducted by Reinhard Goebel

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Sinfonia con tromba
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli: Op. 6 n. 1 - Concerto musicale a quattro for strings & b.c. in G major
 
Concerto musicale a quattro for strings and basso continuo in B minor - Op. 6 n. 1
(Augsburg, L. Kroniger & G. Göbel,1698)
dedicated to: Sophie Charlotte, Electress of Brandenburg

I. Presto, adagio - 0:05
II. (Allegro) - 1:55
III. Adagio - 3:07
IV. Allegro - 4:23

Bojan Čičić, Oliver Sändig, Hazel Brooks, Camilla Scarlett, Linda Hannah-Andersson, Richard Wade, Veronique Matarasso (violin)
Rachel Stott, Heather Birt, Hazel Brooks (viola)
Gareth Deats (violoncello)
Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba)
Elizabeth Harré (violone)
Michael Brain (bassoon)
Jřrgen Skogmo (theorbo & baroque guitar)
David Bannister (positive organ)

Charivari Agréable / Kah-Ming Ng (conductor)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli: Op. 6 n. 3 - Concerto musicale a quattro for strings & b.c. in B minor
 
Concerto musicale a quattro for strings [with winds in this recording] and basso continuo in B minor - Op. 6 n. 3 (Augsburg, L. Kroniger & G. Göbel,1698)
[for Sophie Charlotte, Electress of Brandenburg]

I. Allegro - 0:05
II. Adagio - 1:47
III. Allegro - 2:56

Bojan Čičić, Oliver Sändig, Hazel Brooks, Camilla Scarlett, Linda Hannah-Andersson, Richard Wade, Veronique Matarasso (violin)
Rachel Stott, Heather Birt, Hazel Brooks (viola)
Gareth Deats (violoncello)
Ibi Aziz (viola da gamba)
Elizabeth Harré (violone)
Mark Baigent, Jane Downer, Nicholas Benda (oboe)
Michael Brain (bassoon)
Jřrgen Skogmo (theorbo & baroque guitar)
David Bannister (positive organ)

Charivari Agréable / Kah-Ming Ng (conductor)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli: Op. 6 n. 4 - Concerto musicale for 2 violins, strings & b.c. in D major
 
Giuseppe Torelli
CONCERTI MUSICALI A QUATTRO, OP. 6 N. 4 FOR SOFFIA CHARLOTTA ELETTRICE DI BRANDENBURGO (1698)

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in D major

I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro

Bojan Cicic (violin I)
Linda Hannah-Andersson (violin II)
Heather Birt (viola)
Gareth Deats (violoncello)
Elizabeth Harré (violone)
Jorgen Skogmo (theorbo & baroque guitar)
Kah-Ming Ng (harpsichord)
David Bannister (organ)

Charivari Agréable / Kah-Ming Ng (conductor)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli: Op. 8 n. 6 - Concerto in Pastorale per il S. Natale in G minor / St James Baroque
 
12 CONCERTI GROSSI CON UNA PASTORALE PER IL SANTISSIMO NATALE: Op. 8 n. 6 (1709)

CHRISTMAS CONCERTO
Concerto ŕ quattro in forma di Pastorale, per il Santo Natale in G minor

I. Grave, vivace - 0:05
II. Largo - 1:59
III. Allegro - 3:52

St James Baroque Players / Ivor Bolton (conductor)
http://www.ivorbolton.com/

1993

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli: Concerto grosso op. 8 n. 6
 
Beata Halska violon
Theodore Coman alto
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Christmas Concerto 1/3
 
Concerto in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimio Natale
Giuseppe Torelli
Op. 8 No. 6

I. Grave - Vivace

Simon Standage
Collegium Musicum 90

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Christmas Concerto 2/3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Christmas Concerto 3/3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torelli - Sinfonia in A Minor Op. 5 No. 1
 
"Sinfonia prima" for two violins, cello, and basso continuo in A minor Op. 5

1. Presto

2. Adagio

3. Allegro

4. Largo

5. Allegro

Performed by Insieme Strumentale di Roma
Directed by Giorgio Sasso

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
G. Torelli: Op. 8 / 12 Concerti grossi con una pastorale per il S.mo Natale / Collegium Musicum 90
 

12 CONCERTI GROSSI CON UNA PASTORALE PER IL SANTISSIMO NATALE: Op. 8 (Post., Felice Torelli, 1709)

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in A minor, Op. 8 n. 2

I. Allegro - 0:00
II. Largo - 2:06
III. Allegro - 4:56

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in B flat major, Op. 8 n. 4

I. Allegro - 6:57
II. Largo e con affetto: Allegro, largo - 10:04
III. Allegro - 13:29

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in G major, Op. 8 n. 5

I. Allegro - 16:14
II. Adagio - 18:11
III. Allegro - 20:28

CONCERTO Ŕ QUATTRO IN FORMA DI PASTORALE PER IL SANTISSIMO NATALE in G minor, Op. 8 n. 6

I. Grave: Vivace - 23:51
II. Largo - 26:39
III. Vivace - 28:25

Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in C minor, Op. 8 n. 8

I. Vivace - 32:48
II. Adagio - 34:31
III. Allegro - 37:10

Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in E minor, Op. 8 n. 9

I. (Vivace) - 37:10
II. Largo: Allegro, largo - 40:16
III. (Allegro) - 45:33

VIOLIN I
Simon Standage (G. Grancino, Milan, 1685)
Miles Golding (A. Mariani, Pesaro, c.1650)
Catherine Martin (J. Ch. Fricker, 1721)
Rodolfo Richter (J. Stainer, Adsam, c. 1670)
VIOLIN II
Catherine Weiss (T. Eberle, Naples, 1770)
Diane Moore (Anonymous, English or Flemish, c. 1780)
Nicolette Moonen (M. Albanus, 1643)
Ellen O'Dell (D. Rubio 1987, copy of Stradivarius)
VIOLA
Jane Rogers (R. Ross 1992, copy of Guarnerius, 1676)
Andrew Byrt (Anonymous, Saxony, c. 1740)
VIOLONCELLO
Jane Coe (J. H. Rottenburgh, Brussels, 1753)
Helen Verney (Anonymous English, 1730)
BASS OF VIOLIN
Helen Gough (M. Bowers 1993, copy of 17th-century original)
Anna Holmes (B. Maynard 1980, copy of Brothers Amati, 1610)
THEORBO
William Carter (K. Jacobsen, 1998)
CHAMBER ORGAN
Nicholas Parle (R. Jennings 2002, after 17th-century English)

Collegium Musicum 90 / Simon Standage (conductor)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli - Concerti Grossi from Op 8,I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli: Concerto for trumpet, strings & b.c. in D major (E. Roger 188) / St James Baroque
 
Concerto for trumpet, strings and basso continuo in D major
(Amsterdam, E. Roger n. 188, 1715)

I. Allegro - 0:05
II. Adagio, presto - 2:10
III. Allegro - 4:34

St James Baroque Players / Ivor Bolton (conductor)

1993

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli "Violin Concerto E minor" Louis Kaufmann
 
Violin Concerto in E minor (Concerto grosso,
op 8 No 9) by Giuseppe Torelli
Allegro non troppo -
Largo -
Allegro -
Largo -
Tempo giusto
Louis Kaufmann, violin
Concert Hall String Ensemble,
Clemens Dahinden, conductor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli - Sonata in D major (G1) for trumpet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Giuseppe Torelli : Sonate a cinque
 
Lars Ole Schmidt - piccolotrumpet, SILESIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OSTRAVA, Doc.MgA. PAVEL VÍTEK - dirigent
Allegro.Grave - Allegro.Adagio - Allegro
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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