Paolo Pandolfo

Viol and double bass player. Born 31 January 1964
Paolo Pandolfo
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1964-01-31
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Paolo Pandolfo

Paolo Pandolfo Biography (Wikipedia)

Paolo Pandolfo is an Italian virtuoso player, composer, and teacher of music for the viola da gamba.

He began his studies as a double bass and guitar player, becoming a skilled performer of jazz and popular music. In the mid-late 1970s he studied viola da gamba at the Rome Conservatory. In 1979 he co-founded the early music ensemble La Stravaganza, and then moved to Basel, Switzerland in 1981 where he studied with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. From 1982 to 1990 Pandolfo was a member of Jordi Savall's early music groups Hespèrion XX.

Since 1989 Pandolfo has served as professor of viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis — a position previously held by maestros August Wenzinger and Jordi Savall. He also directs, records, and performs regularly with his viola da gamba-oriented early music ensemble Labyrinto, which he co-founded.

Pandolfo has recorded numerous CDs. For most of the 1980s he recorded primarily with Jordi Savall and others. His first recording as a soloist was in 1990 with the release of his highly acclaimed CD C. P. E. Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba (Tactus). He has also recorded a viola da gamba interpretation of the cello suites of J. S. Bach. Pandolfo explains that the suites, although written for the cello, were conceived in the polyphonic style of the viola da gamba; further, the dance suite was a common form for viola da gamba music, and playing the Bach suites on the gamba is thus a way to reclaim this tradition for the viola da gamba.

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Giovanni Battista Vitali
Improvisations on Passacaglia, Toccata and Canario
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Improvisations on Passacaglia, Toccata and Canario
François Couperin
Passacaille (Pièces de violes No 1)
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Passacaille (Pièces de violes No 1)
Improvisation & Paolo Pandolfo
La Florentine
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La Florentine

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Marin Marais
Improvisation on 'Ciaccona in C'
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Improvisation on 'Ciaccona in C'
Trad.
Improvisation on the Armenian Folk Tune 'Dle Yaman'
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Improvisation on the Armenian Folk Tune 'Dle Yaman'
Pierre Sandrin
Improvisations on 'Toccata'; 'La Spagna'; H. Butler's Theme; 'Passamezzo antico'; 'Ciaccona'
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Improvisations on 'Toccata'; 'La Spagna'; H. Butler's Theme; 'Passamezzo antico'; 'Ciaccona'
Diego Ortiz
Improvisations on Ortiz and Sandrin
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Improvisations on Ortiz and Sandrin
Antonio Valente
Improvisations on Valente's 'Tenore Grande alla Napolitana and Ortiz's 'Folis' and 'Passamezzo modern'
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Improvisations on Valente's 'Tenore Grande alla Napolitana and Ortiz's 'Folis' and 'Passamezzo modern'
Vincenzo Bonizzi
Jouissance vous donnerai
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Jouissance vous donnerai
Adriaan Willaert
Jouissance vous donnerai
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Jouissance vous donnerai
Marin Marais
Suite in G major (Chaconne)
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Suite in G major (Chaconne)
Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia for viola da gamba in E Major (1st mvt)
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Fantasia for viola da gamba in E Major (1st mvt)
Carl Friedrich Abel
Suite in D minor (Arpeggiata and Minuetto)
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Suite in D minor (Arpeggiata and Minuetto)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard No.3 in G minor
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Sonata for viola da gamba and keyboard No.3 in G minor
Paolo Pandolfo
Due (sopra Las Vacas)
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Due (sopra Las Vacas)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite no.6, BWV.1012 (Gigue)
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Cello Suite no.6, BWV.1012 (Gigue)
Dieterich Buxtehude
Trio Sonata in G major, Op 1 No 2, BuxWV 253
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Trio Sonata in G major, Op 1 No 2, BuxWV 253
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and keyboard, BWV 1027 (2nd mvt)
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Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and keyboard, BWV 1027 (2nd mvt)
Marin Marais
Variations on a Ground (Sujet diversifie)
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Variations on a Ground (Sujet diversifie)
Marin Marais
Chaconne (Suite in G major)
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Chaconne (Suite in G major)
John Jenkins
Divisions on a Ground in C major
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Divisions on a Ground in C major
John Jenkins
Divisions On A Ground In C VdGS13
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Divisions On A Ground In C VdGS13
Christopher Simpson
Division for Two Viols in F major
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Division for Two Viols in F major
Georg Philipp Telemann
Telemann: Fantasias for viola da gamba Nos. 9-11
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Telemann: Fantasias for viola da gamba Nos. 9-11
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