Longingly awaited: L’Arte dell’Arco now at last has recorded more
instrumental works by the composer Francesco Veracini for cpo. The first
release met with a unanimously enthusiastic response: »Here everything fits
perfectly; here instrumentalists perform with passion; here a very great
ensemble is revealed. The team effort is fascinating; here musicians,
friends, and kindred spirits are at work. CD of the Month« (Toccata 1/10).
The goal of this project is to record Veracini’s complete overtures and
violin concertos and to combine them with a selection of his most
interesting sonatas from the collection without opus number (1716) and his
Opus 1 (1721). When these three groups of works are juxtaposed, Veracini’s
various stylistic characters come into even clearer view. The succinct
tutti passages and the virtuosic élan of the violin concertos meet the
festive tone of the overtures, which frequently goes over into tones of
greater exuberance and greater folk character, while in the sonatas chamber
flexibility is articulated in which refinement and contrapuntal erudition
find even clearer expression.