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Italian Inspiration

Members of Italian period instrument group Europa Galante, with founder and violinist Fabio Biondi, perform string quartets by Mozart and Monza at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh.

Recorded at the Queen’s Hall during their Edinburgh International Festival debut, members of the acclaimed Italian period instrument group Europa Galante along with their founder/ violinist Fabio Biondi perform early String Quartets by Mozart and lesser known works by Italian composer Carlo Monza.

Mozart: String Quartet in C major K.157
Monza: String Quartet in F major “La fucina di volcano”
Mozart: String Quartet in G major K.80
Monza: String Quartet in B-flat major “Il giocatore”

20:30
INTERVAL: The full ensemble of Europa Galante with director Fabio Biondi perform two of Vivaldi's concertos from the set titled 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' - No. 8 in G minor Op. 8 RV 332 and No. 12 in C major Op. 8 RV 178

20:50
Monza: String Quartet in D major “Opera in Musica”
Mozart: String Quartet in G major K.156
Monza: String Quartet in C major “Gli amanti rivali”

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi: director/violin

Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

Photograph credit: Ana de Labra

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet No.4 in C major, K.157

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Carlo Monza

    String Quartet in F major 'La fucina di vulcano'

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet No. 1 in G major, K 80

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Carlo Monza

    String Quartet in B flat major 'Il Giuocatore'

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto No. 8 in G minor Op. 8 No. 8 RV 332

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
    • Vivaldi: Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione.
    • Erato.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto No. 12 in C major Op. 8 No. 12 RV 178

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Europa Galante.
    • Vivaldi: Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione.
    • Erato.
  • Carlo Monza

    String Quartet in D major 'Opera in Musica'

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G major, K 156

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Carlo Monza

    String Quartet in C major 'Gli amanti rivali'

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Carlo Monza

    String Quartet 'La caccia' (3rd mvt.)

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Ensemble: Players from Europa Galante.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F major, BWV 1046

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Director: John Butt.
    • LINN.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chanson française; Chanson italienne; Chanson hébraïque; Chanson écossaise

    Performer: Julius Drake. Singer: Gerald Finley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No. 2 In F Major Op.38 For Piano

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 479 5941.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.

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