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Maddalena Del Gobbo - Maddalena and the Prince (2019), 24/96

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Maddalena Del Gobbo - Maddalena and the Prince (2019), 24/96Artist: Maddalena Del Gobbo
Title Of Album: Maddalena and the Prince
Year Of Release: 2019
Label (Catalog#): Universal Music
Country: USA
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (*tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless 24/96
Time: 01:13:39
Full Size: 1,36 Gb

Join me in dipping into the world of Prince Nikolaus Esterha?zy, who was known as “the Magnificent”, and his beloved music. The baritone, the instrument on this album, is also magnificent: six (gut) strings to be bowed, nine or more resonating strings (made of metal), a carved head atop the neck, delicate ornamentation and a noble, graceful sound.

Maddalena and the Prince: the prince being Nikolaus Esterha?zy as well as the noble instrument – in my opinion the baritone is the “prince” of instruments, which can produce the loveliest and most charming sound and whose appearance alone makes hearts leap.

The thrill of recording these works in the Haydnsaal of the Esterha?zy Palace, drinking in the atmosphere of this magical location while playing, was an unforgettable experience for me and one for which I am truly grateful.

Maddalena Del Gobbo is the only Deutsche Grammophon Viola da Gamba recording artist. An award winning musician, she has performed extensively across Europe and in Asia.

Maddalena first came in contact with the viola da gamba when she entered a record shop on the heart of Vienna and was mesmerized by an enchanting sound she would never forget. She still finished her studies as a cellist, received a MA and performed in many concert halls as a soloist and chamber musician. All this time, she never forgot the viol and secretly honed her skills until, one day, she decided to make the viol her focal point and to dedicate her life to baroque music.

Maddalena Del Gobbo was born in Italy and started studying music at a very early age. At the age of four, she began learning the piano and gradually added the cello and singing to her musical education. At 13 years old, her unusual talent brought her to Vienna, where she studied the cello at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversita?t.

“Sensuality, brilliance and an utterly perfect technique” (Heinz Sichrovsky, NEWS (Austria)

"This album charts a significant but little-documented episode in the history of Western music, the decade-long obsession of Prince Nikolaus Esterh?zy for the baritone. The instrument is a Baroque-era elaboration of the viola da gamba, similar in shape and with seven gut playing strings, which are bowed and stopped at frets. But the baritone also has 10 sympathetic strings, which run under the fingerboard. A hole in the back of the neck allows the player to pluck these strings with the thumb of the left hand, and in the Baroque era, music for baritone often consisted of a bowed melody line accompanied by a plucked thorough bass." (Fanfare magazine)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Baryton Trio No.113 in D
1. 1. Adagio (05:39)
2. 2. Allegro di molto (02:34)
3. 3. Menuet: Allegretto (02:42)

Andreas Lidl (1740 - 1789)
Divertimento No. 3 in G Major for Baryton, Viola and Violoncello
4. 1. Moderato (03:26)
5. 2. Andante (05:07)
6. 3. Presto (01:56)

Franz Xaver Hammer (1741 - 1817)
Sonata No. 1 in A Major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
7. 1. Adagio (04:53)
8. 2. Allegro (tempo giusto) (05:14)
9. 3. Menuetto (03:14)
10. 4. Rondo (scherzando) (02:30)
11. 5. Hongarese (00:45)

Franz Joseph Haydn
Divertimento No. 27 in D Major for Baryton, Viola and Violoncello
12. 1. Adagio cantabile (04:28)
13. 2. Allegro di molto (03:10)
14. 3. Menuet (Allegretto) - Trio - Menuet (02:23)

Luigi Tomasini (1741 - 1808)
Trio in C Major for Baryton, Viola and Violoncello (Kor. 19)
15. 1. Allegro spiritoso (03:02)
16. 2. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto (02:47)
17. 3. Rondo (Allegretto) (03:01)

Franz Joseph Haydn
Baryton Trio No.97 in D "Fatto per la felicissima nascita di S:Ai:S Prencipe Estorhazi"
18. 1. Adagio cantabile (05:36)
19. 2. Allegro di molto (02:39)
20. 3. Menuet (02:39)
21. 4. Polonaise (01:18)
22. 5. Adagio (01:21)
23. 6. Menuet (01:36)
24. 7. Fuga: Presto (01:48)

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