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A release created by Josef-Stefan Kindler and Andreas Otto Grimminger in direct-2-track-stereo-digital

Castle Concerts ~ Young Artists in Concert Series

Corelli's Legacy

Baroque Music by Arcangelo Corelli and his 'students',
performed according to the traditions of the time

European Union Baroque Orchestra
Concertmaster: Kinga Ujszászi
Music Director & Violin Soloist: Riccardo Minasi

Pietro Castrucci (1679-1752):
Concerto grosso in d major, Op.3 No.12
Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753):
Concerto for four violins, viola
and cello concertanti in a minor, Op.7 No.11
Giovanni Mossi (c.1680-1742):
Concerto grosso in e minor, Op.4 No.11
Antonio Maria Montanari (1676-1737):
Concerto grosso in a major
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713):
Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.11
Gasparo Visconti (1683-1713):
Concerto for two violins in B flat major
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762):
Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.12 "La Follia"
after Corelli, Op.5 No.12

A concert recording from Bad Homburg Castle, October 14th 2012,
recorded, released & created
by Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler.

Sound & Recording Engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger
Mastering: Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
Photography: Josef-Stefan Kindler
Artwork & Coverdesign: Josef-Stefan Kindler

CD Audio, DDD, Duration: c. 80 minutes,
KuK 110, ISBN 978-3-942801-10-2, EAN 42 6000591 083 4
Copyright by K&K Verlagsanstalt anno 2013.

Corelli's Legacy

The lionising of Arcangelo Corelli "il Bolognese" during his lifetime no doubt contributed to the revival of Rome as the European capital of culture at the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Key elements in the spread throughout Europe of Corelli's reputation were the continuous growth of major violin schools deriving directly or indirectly from the school of "il Bolognese", the adherence to his aesthetic vision by composers belonging to the operatic world which was increasingly in vogue, but especially the continued commitment to popularizing his message abroad by those who had the good fortune to study personally with Corelli [or perhaps the unstoppable flight of Italian violinists abroad looking for new and more stable employment opportunities, still as timely as ever].
So listening to this programme you will come across many different European styles, from some of the most famous works of Corelli to those of lesser-known composers such as Pietro Castrucci, Giovanni Mossi, Giuseppe Valentini and Antonio Montanari; a rich mix of formal and aesthetic visions, though all refined through the same profoundly Roman 'filter'.
Maybe it is not true that "all roads lead to Rome"; certainly the experience of the composers featured in this programme is that everything starts from the eternal city!

Riccardo Minasi

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Riccardo Minasi

Image by Josef-Stefan Kindler, - All rights reservedRiccardo Minasi, born in Rome 1978, has performed both as soloist and as concertmaster with Le Concert des Nations, Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Giardino Armonico, Al Ayre Español, Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. As well as the European Union Baroque Orchestra, he has conducted the Kammerakademie of Potsdam, Zurich Kammerorchester, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, L'Arpa Festante, Recreation-Grosses Orchester of Graz, Attersee-Akademie Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, Il Complesso Barocco and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. He was invited by Kent Nagano to perform as concertmaster at the Belcanto Festival in Knowlton and collaborated as historical advisor for the Montrèal Symphony Orchestra in Canada. In 2010 he worked as assistant conductor, concertmaster and editor of the upcoming new critical edition of Bellini's opera Norma with Cecilia Bartoli and Thomas Hengelbrock. He has given masterclasses at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, the Longy School of Music in Cambridge (USA), the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, the Chinese Culture University of Taipei, the Conservatory of Sydney, the Zurich Opera House, and at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

European Union Baroque Orchestra

Cultural Ambassador for the European Union

The European Union Baroque Orchestra is like no other orchestra: EUBO auditions and selects completely new personnel every year. EUBO's ephemeral existence makes its concerts special: live performances enjoying all the technical accomplishment of the best young Baroque musicians in Europe, allied to an infectious undimmed sense of discovery and enjoyment. Members of EUBO come from all over the EU to gain experience, working together for a six-month season with Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and some of the world's leading guest directors, including Enrico Onofri, Roy Goodman, Alexis Kossenko, Ton Koopman, Christina Pluhar, Margaret Faultless, Riccardo Minasi, Paul Agnew and Gottfried von der Goltz. Tours take them to all corners of Europe - from celebrated city concert halls, to seaside summer festivals, to monasteries nestling in autumnal forests, and to winter celebrations in beautiful churches. And at the centre of these great arcs of European travelling EUBO has established residencies in several cities, most notably as "orchestra-in-residence" in Echternach, Luxembourg, where, with the support of its local partners, it is creating a centre of excellence for Baroque music. EUBO's activities are supported with a grant from the European Commission's programme "cultural ambassadors". Flying the flag for Europe, "EUBO is" as President José Manuel Barroso says, "a perfect symbol of the power of integration, a subtle and potent instrument of harmonisation between people and nations".

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"EUBO has greatly contributed to the vitality of European baroque ensembles."
Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

"Rarely have I seen so much smiling communication and listening between musicians on a concert stage. As a result, EUBO's concert was a delicate, joyous gem. Talent oozed from the stage."
Hugo Shirley, The Daily Telegraph

The European Union Baroque Orchestra is supported by the European Commission Culture Programme, Ville d'Echternach, Festival International Echternach, Trifolion Echternach, the Ministry of Culture Luxembourg and The Early Music Shop.

European Union Baroque Orchestra


Magdalena Cieslak (Poland) ~ Anna Curzon (UK) ~ Dominika Fehér (Hungary)
Nadine Henrichs (Germany) ~ Joanna Kaniewska (Poland) ~ Jacek Kurzydło (Poland)
Emma Lake (UK) ~ Claudia Norz (Austria) ~ Lena Weckesser (Germany)

Ricardo Cuende Isuskiza (Spain) ~ Magdalena Schenk-Bader (Germany) ~ Annemarie Kosten-Dür (Austria)

Petr Hamouz (Czech Republic) ~ Lea Rahel Bader (Germany)

Double Bass:
Zaynab Martin (UK)

Francesco Tomasi (Italy)

Jean-Christophe Dijoux (France) ~ Eloy Orzaiz Galarza (Spain)

Concertmaster & Violin Soloist:
Kinga Ujszászi


Music Director & Violin Soloist:
Riccardo Minasi


Director General:
Paul James (UK)

Orchestral Manager:
Emma Wilkinson (UK)

Communications Manager:
Noora Heiskanen (Finland)

Keyboard Technician:
Simon Neal (UK)


European Commission Culture Programme ~ Ville d'Echternach ~ Festival International Echternach
Trifolion Echternach ~ Ministry of Culture Luxembourg ~ The Early Music Shop

Creations & Tracklist

Pietro Castrucci (1679-1752):
Concerto grosso in d major, Op.3 No.12
1. I: Introduzione: Allegro ~ 2. II: Adagio Andantino
3. III: Allegro ~ 4. IV: Gavotta Andante
5. V: Finale con Eco: Andantino

Giuseppe Valentini (1681-1753):
Concerto for four violins, viola and cello concertanti in a minor, Op.7 No.11
6. I: Largo ~ 7. II: Allegro ~ 8. III: Grave
9. IV: Allegro ~ 10. V: Presto ~ 11. VI: Adagio
12. VII: Allegro Assai
Soloists: Jacek Kurzydło, Anna Curzon, Dominika Fehér,
Claudia Norz, Ricardo Cuende Isuskiza, Petr Hamouz

Giovanni Mossi (c.1680-1742):
Concerto grosso in e minor, Op.4 No.11
13. I: Allegro ~ 14. II: Adagio ~ 15. III: Allegro

Antonio Maria Montanari (1676-1737):
Concerto grosso in a major
16. I: Adagio ~ 17. II: Allegro
18. III: Grave ~ 19. IV: Vivace

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713):
Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op.6 No.11
20. I: Preludio: Andante Largo
21. II: Allemanda: Allegro - Adagio - Largo
22. III: Sarabanda: Largo ~ 23. IV: Giga: Vivace

Gasparo Visconti (1683-1713):
Concerto for two violins in B flat major
24. I: Allegro ~ 25. II: Grave
26. III: Presto Sempre Staccato
Soloists: Riccardo Minasi, Kinga Ujszászi

Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762):
Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.12 "La Follia"
after Corelli, Op.5 No.12
27. I: Adagio ~ 28. II: Allegro ~ 29. III: Adagio
30. IV: Vivace - Allegro ~ 31. V: Andante ~ 32. VI: Allegro
33. VII: Adagio ~ 34. VIII: Allegro ~ 35. IX: Adagio
36. X: Allegro

Audiophile Concert Recordings

by Josef-Stefan Kindler & Andreas Otto Grimminger,

The Edition Authentic Classical Concerts & The Castle Concerts Series

Publishing Authentic Classical Concerts entails for us capturing and recording for posterity outstanding performances and concerts. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance, so we record the concerts in direct 2-Track Stereo digital. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value. Flourishing culture, enthralling the audience and last but not least also you the listener, are the values we endeavor to document in our editions and series.

Music that is new, pieces worth listening to and well worth conserving, little treasures from the traditional and the avant-garde - music that is unimaginable anywhere else but in the hotbed of Europe - our "Castle Concerts" series of recordings captures these in their original settings and preserves them for the future. By his endowment to the town church in Bad Homburg, Kaiser Wilhelm II unwittingly did the little church in the palace a favour and helped turn it into one of the most beautiful and intimate concert halls in Europe. The Castle Church fell into disuse and was forgotten. The turmoil and modernization fads of the 20th century passed it by, and it remained untouched. True to the original and with a loving attention to detail the church was restored to create a truly wonderful concert hall. Today the Castle Church sparkles with a renewed radiance that is set off perfectly by the "Music in the Castle" concerts organized with such enthusiasm by Ulrike and Volker Northoff.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler
K&K Verlagsanstalt


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