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The first and only Complete Locatelli Edition ever!


The first and only Complete Locatelli Edition ever!
......Igor Ruhadze and his group Ensemble Violini Capricciosi have dedicated themselves to recording Locatelli's works for some years now. Careful research along with a genuine enthusiasm for the overlooked composer's works have led to a fine set of recordings, previously described by Gramophone as ‘brilliantly and at times breathtakingly performed'. The release also includes new recordings of the composer's Concerti Grossi Opp. 1 & 7 and Introduzioni Teatrali Op.4, as well as the haunting Sinfonia funebre, a work to mark the death of an unknown woman in Rome. The vibrant playing of the Ensemble Violini Capricciosi is complemented by Musica ad Rhenum, led by highly acclaimed flautist Jed Wentz, who perform the Flute and Trio Sonatas. .....


American Record Guide,
......I. Ruhadze also performs the 24 Capriccios in the manner Locatelli intended - inserted like cadenzas at the ends of the fast movements (I and III) of each concerto. Igor Ruhadze is a skilled violinist, certainly equal to this very technically demanding repertory. His fingers fly through the Capriccios; slow movements take on an intense, evocative timbre.......

Gramophone
...... ‘brilliantly and at times breathtakingly performed'......

Robert Maxham. Fanfare magazine
.......the Ensemble Violini Capricciosi   bring a lushness to the Locatelli music itself. The ensemble sounds energetic and sprightly in such movements as Sonata's ! Vivace-they dont create any impression of heaviness.The ensemble is smoothly elegant in passages.Strongly recommended for the music itself and for the dedicated, excoting performances.......