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Imaginarium with Enrico Onofri

Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by violinist Enrico Onofri and his group Imaginarium at St John's, Smith Square, as part of the 2010 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.

Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of baroque sonatas given by the great Italian violinist Enrico Onofri and his group Imaginarium.

Onofri is one of the most revered masters of the baroque violin, and one of the foremost Italians in today's early music scene. Well known for his work with the group Il Giardino Armonico, he later founded a chamber group - Imaginarium - to focus on baroque chamber music, and the group has gone on to win numerous awards and have appeared all over the world.

Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert they gave earlier in the year as part of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, at St John's Smith Square, London. The concert focused on the repertory of the first one hundred years of the violin and traced the development of the violin sonata, from adaptations of vocal music by Monteverdi and Rore, through transitional pieces by the likes of Castello and Fontana; to the fully-fledged chamber sonatas by Corelli and Vivaldi.

The line-up of Imaginarium featured: Enrico Onofri (violin); Alessandro Tampieri (archlute and violin); Alessandro Palmeri (cello) and Luca Guglielmi (harpsichord and organ).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    "Mentre vaga Angioletta" (from Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi 1638)

    Performers: Concerto Vocale, Rene Jacobs (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC 901736/37.
  • Giovanni Paolo Cima

    Sonata for violin (from Concerti ecclesiastici, 1610)

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Giovanni Battista Fontana

    Sonata No.2 (from Sonate a 1, 2, 3…, 1641)

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Mentre vaga Angioletta (arranged for two violins & basso continuo from Madrigali guerrieri

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Riccardo Rognoni

    Ancor che col partire (from Passaggi…, 1592)

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Dario Castello

    Sonata No.2 (from Sonate concertate in stil moderno, libro II, 1629)

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Marco Uccellini

    Sonata No.2, 'La Luciminia Contenta' (from Sonate, correnti et arie, Op.4, 1645)

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata da camera in D Op.2 No.1

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata da camera in D minor Op.1 No.12 "La Folia"

    Performers: Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri (violin & director)

    • BBC RECORDING.

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