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'Per Monsieur Pisendel 2'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Per Monsieur Pisendel 2'

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'Per Monsieur Pisendel 2' Albinoni Violin Sonata in B flat Montanari Violin Sonata in D minor Pisendel Violin Sonatas--A minor; C minor Vivaldi Violin Sonatas--RV19; RV29 La Serenissima / Adrian Chandler vn Avie (F) AV2308 (75' * DDD)

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Johan Georg Pisendel may not be a household name in our own time but in the 18th century he was widely regarded as the foremost virtuoso violinist of his day. His abilities a performer led to his being appointed to the Dresden court orchestra, considered as the finest around, at the age of 25. A few years later he set out on what was to be the most formative experience of his whole career--a tour to Italy, where he studied with Vivaldi and made the acquaintance of Albinoni in Venice, and also worked with Antonio Montanari, then the finest violinist in Rome. He returned home with a huge quantity of sonatas by all three of these Italian masters and particularly by Vivaldi, whose music he revered. …

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