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Carnival - a violin and guitar recital

Composer Arcangelo Corelli
Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Nicolò Paganini
Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Ismo Eskelinen
Karen Gomyo
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1998 SACD
EAN 7318599919980
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Nov 2019
Total time 67'30


For her début album, Karen Gomyo has joined forces with guitarist Ismo Eskelinen in a programme offering fireworks as well as graceful tenderness. A violin virtuoso as well as an expert guitar player, Niccolò Paganini wrote a number of works for the two instruments together. He thus forms a natural point of departure as Gomyo and Eskelinen embark on a journey some hundred years backwards in history, and offer works by three other famous Italian violinist-composers. Neither the violin sonatas by Vivaldi and Locatelli nor Corelli’s celebrated ‘La Follia’ were written specifically with the guitar in mind. They are instead provided with so-called basso continuo accompaniments to be performed on various chord-playing instruments, such as the harpsichord or the organ. Larger continuo ensembles might also include a lute or a guitar, and it is to this tradition that Ismo Eskelinen harks back as he performs his own realizations of these accompaniments. With one exception, the works by Paganini are on the other hand intended for the combination of violin and guitar – or, in the case of the Grand Sonata, ‘per chitarra e violino’. The centrepiece of the disc is formed by the famous 24th Caprice, provided by the composer with a guitar accompaniment and renamed Variazioni di bravura. Another favourite closes the disc, as Karen Gomyo and Ismo Eskelinen perform their version for violin and guitar of Il carnevale di Venezia, Paganini’s take on a Neapolitan folk song.
 
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  Antonio Vivaldi
  Sonata No. 2 in A major, from 12 Sonatas, Op. 2 7'53
01 Preludio a Capriccio 1'33
02 Allegro 2'22
03 Adagio 1'18
04 Giga. Allegro 2'40
 
 
  Pietro Locatelli
  Sonata No. 12 in D minor, from 12 Sonate da camera, Op. 6 14'52
05 Adagio 4'54
06 Allegro 3'00
07 Andante 2'51
08 Allegro 4'07
 
 
  Niccolò Paganini
  Sonata No. 1, from Centone di Sonate, MS 112 8'38
09 Introduzione. Larghetto 0'53
10 Allegro maestoso. Tempo di marcia - Maggiore 4'30
11 Rondoncino. Allegro - Trio - Minore 3'15
 
  Sonata No. 1, from Six Sonatas, Op. 2 (MS 26) 5'16
12 Minuetto. Adagio 3'53
13 Polonese. Quasi allegro 1'23
 
14 Variazioni di bravura, on Caprice No. 24 for violin and guitar 5'39
 
 
  Arcangelo Corelli
  Sonata No. 12 in D minor, ’La Follia’, from 12 Sonatas, Op. 5 9'12
15 La follia. Adagio 0'57
16 Variation 1 0'31
17 Variation 2. Allegro 0'24
18 Variation 6 0'21
19 Variation 8. Adagio 0'38
20 Variation 9. Vivace 0'18
21 Variation 10. Allegro 0'14
22 Variation 11. Andante 0'32
23 Variation 12. Allegro 0'20
24 Variation 13 0'19
25 Variation 14. Adagio 0'49
26 Variation 15 0'51
27 Variation 16. Allegro 0'23
28 Variation 17 0'22
29 Variation 18 0'19
30 Variation 19 0'28
31 Variation 20 0'27
32 Variation 21 0'19
33 Variation 22 0'40
 
 
  Niccolò Paganini
  from Grand Sonata in A major for guitar and violin, MS 3
34 Romance. Amorosamente. Più tosto largo 3'33
 
35 Andantino variato. Scherzando - Variations 1-6 4'07
  Il carnevale di Venezia, Op.10, MS 59
36 Tema. Andantino - Variations 1-10, 18, 15-16, Variation ’Gomyo’ - Finale 8'02
 
  Album total 67'30
ComposerCorelli, Arcangelo
Locatelli, Pietro
Paganini, Niccolò
Vivaldi, Antonio
ViolinGomyo, Karen
GuitarEskelinen, Ismo

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