Paolo Pandolfo

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)
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'
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'
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 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
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
Improvisation & Paolo Pandolfo
La Florentine
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La Florentine

La Florentine

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Improvisation
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
Andrea Pandolfo
Impassibile Infiammato
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Impassibile Infiammato
Tobias Hume
Cease leaden slumber
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Cease leaden slumber

Cease leaden slumber

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Ensemble
Labyrinto Viola Da Gamba Ensemble
Antoine Forqueray, Paolo Pandolfo & Rolf Lislevand
1st Suite of Pieces for Viol & Continuo (La Bellemont)
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1st Suite of Pieces for Viol & Continuo (La Bellemont)
Marin Marais
Suite En Re Mineur No. 5 (A deux violes), Sarabande & Gigue
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Suite En Re Mineur No. 5 (A deux violes), Sarabande & Gigue
Marin Marais
Gigue & Gavotte from Suite Book 1 No. 5 for 2 viols
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Gigue & Gavotte from Suite Book 1 No. 5 for 2 viols
Carl Friedrich Abel
Praeludium, Adagio & Allegro from Pieces (27) for viola da gamba
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Praeludium, Adagio & Allegro from Pieces (27) for viola da gamba
Marin Marais
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Marin Marais
Sujet diversitez (i.e. theme and variations) for viola da gamba and continuo
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Sujet diversitez (i.e. theme and variations) for viola da gamba and continuo
Tobias Hume
Captain Hume's pavan for viol solo
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Captain Hume's pavan for viol solo
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