Elinor Frey is a leading Canadian-American cellist, gambist, and researcher. Her albums on the Belgian label Passacaille and Canadian label Analekta – many of which are world premiere recordings – are [...]
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By bringing four Italian cello concertos together – by Vivaldi, Leo, Sammartini, and Tartini – Elinor Frey explores the unique and captivating sound world of the violoncello family in a period when composers were writing “galant” melodies, and we enjoy the rich harmonies and expressive counterpoint associated with Baroque music. This recording, a collaboration with the ensemble Rosa Barocca, contributes to current research on the Baroque cello by performers and musicologists and is dedicated to concertos that have sparked an interest in the smaller violoncello of the late Baroque era.