Gems of the Polish Baroque

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Ewa Anna Augustynowicz, baroque violin, artistic director

Katarzyna Solecka, baroque violin

Cristina Vidoni, baroque cello

Silvia de Maria, viola da gamba

Paola Ventrella, theorbe

Elisabetta Ferri, harpsichord, organ

 

Guests:

Elena Bianchi – dulcian

Fabrizio Carta – theorbe

Amalia Ottone – viola da gamba

Marco Contessi – violone

 

Recording: 4-7 April and 26 May 2019, San Bernardo Church, Nepi (IT)

Recording producer & sound engineer: Luca Ricci

Editing: Luca Tironzelli

Booklet: Katarzyna Spurgjasz

Photo of Giardino di Delizie: Barbara Sandra Pawlukiewicz-Carusotti, Marco Carusotti

 



 

Special thanks to:

CONSOLATO GENERALE DELLA REPUBBLICA DI POLONIA IN MILANO AND ISTITUTO POLACCO ROMA

and all the supporters of our crowdfunding campaign:

Anna Pięcińska, Maria Carola Vizioli, Stefano Cozzi, Adam Augustynowicz, Fulvia Cigala, Eleonora Aleotti, Paolo Francesco Gazzano, Sara Montani, Ewa Konopko, Alberto Cadeddu, Sergio Masetto, Michele Magnabosco, Zofia Augustynowicz, Pasquale Imbrenda, Agnieszka Oszańca and Christophe Thiebaud and John Hoenig for supporting this project financially

 



RADIO TRANSMISSIONS

 

RADIO VATICANA

Lo Scrigno Musicale 10.07.2020

 

RAI RADIO TRE 19.06.2020

 

RADIO CAPODISTRIA 10.05.2020

 

 

“Sonoramente Classici” Intervista a Ewa Anna Augustynowicz, direttrice artistica del Giardino di Delizie 

 

 

Album Review

MUSICWEB-INTERNATIONAL April 2021
"This disc offers a fascinating survey of the influence of the Italian style in Poland, and the way Polish composers were able to internalize that style and write fully idiomatic instrumental music. The Ensemble Giardino di Delizie delivers brilliant and exciting performances. Thanks to the music and the performers this is a disc to treasure." [JV]


"That there is didactic value is this release cannot be doubted, and for many listeners outside – and perhaps inside – Poland, the names of many and possibly all composers represented here will be unfamiliar. One should forget all that, as this is indeed a garden of delights, sensitively and beautifully performed, perfect for any lover of the Baroque....
The Rome-based Ensemble Giardino di Delizie, specialists in Roman and Polish Baroque, use their resources to provide great variety to the ear. The ensemble consists of two baroque violins, baroque cello, viola da gamba, theorbo, harpsichord and organ, with guest artists adding additional theorbo and viola da gamba, as well as violone and dulcian – the latter instrument, a predecessor of the bassoon, made normally from maple, with double reed and folded conical bore, has a distinctive sound. This blend of instruments, variously deployed, provides the opportunity for contrasts between works to emerge delightfully. Performances are sharply focused and enthusiastic: there is nothing routine in execution."
Michael Wilkinson


Piotr Matwiejczuk in Ruch Muzyczny 6-7.2020 str. 41
"Polsko-wloski zespol działający od sześciu lat w Rzymie opublikował kolejne nagranie pod szyldem holenderskiej wytworni płytowej. To byc moze najlepsze jak dotąd interpretacje dziel czołowych polskich twórców barokowych- od Zielenskiego przez Jarzebskiego po Szarzynskiego. Znakomita promocja muzyki polskiej na świecie."


Roberta Pedrotti in l’Ape Musicale 16.06.2020
"Là dove, nel cd dedicato al barocco romano, avevamo apprezzato la morbida compattezza degli archi, ci troviamo ora a constatare l'abilità nel declinare quella stessa concezione del suono in accostamenti diversi, magari meno sofisticati quanto a contrappunto, ma capaci di esprimere una continuità stilistica in diversi affetti, texture e fraseggi mobili, com'è giusto che sia."
"Ecco qui, con passione e competenza, che anche un repertorio seminascosto, magari privo di scintille di genio, riluce nella sua giusta dimensione storica, nel suo intrinseco valore."


Salvatore Margarone per Musicandosite April 2020
„...un cd dalle belle soprese e molto elegante, sicuramente per orecchie raffinate e sofisticate.”

“L’essenza dei cd però sta proprio nella proposta e riscoperta di queste musiche e di questi compositori. L’Ensemble ne offre una lettura chiara e lodevole anche dal punto di vista della prassi esecutiva, che risulta essere sempre impeccabile, quindi valore aggiunto al progetto.”


Grzegorz Dusza
"Na podwójnym albumie "Gems of the Polish Baroque" znajdziemy znakomite interpretacje muzyczne klejnotów polskiego baroku, niemal sto minut ujmującej pięknem muzyki, w tym słynne Koncerty Jarzębskiego: Tamburettę i Cantate Domino."


Private comments of our fans
"Hello!
A short note to thank and congratulate the whole ensemble on the Colista and Polish Baroque CDs. Both are fascinating discoveries of unfamiliar repertoire, well researched and skilfully performed. It is so refreshing to see such combination of scholarship and enthusiasm!"
Best wishes
Niall Hoskin