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Performer: Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith
Title: The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos
Style: Chamber Music
Duration: 01:13:37
Location: Oude Dorpskerk, Bunnik, The Netherlands
Relesed: April 28, 2017
Recording date: October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 976
Other formats: DXD ADX TTA MP4 MPC VOC

Robert Smith, viola da gamba Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba. Label: Resonus Limited. Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba. Robert Smith is an English viola da gambist and baroque cellist. In 2012 he won the Bach-Abel Viola da Gamba Competition in Köthen, taking the First Prize, Audience Prize and Special Prize. His performance of a heavy-metal transcription of a Metallica song was especially noted. Robert’s ensemble, Fantasticus, has received wide critical acclaim for its recent recordings of stylus fantasticus and French Baroque music. In 2013 his playing was described by The Strad as, ‘Intensely expressive, highly dramatic. Robert studied Viola de Gamba with Mieneke van der Velden (Amsterdam) and Paolo Pandolfo (Basel). He also studied Baroque cello with Wouter Möller, Jaap ter Linden and.

Viola da Gamba – Paolo Pandolfo, Robert Smith (63).

This little release explores a rather obscure corner of the viola da gamba repertory: the English duet for viols. This music deserves to be better known, and the recording's commercial success upon its release in 2017 is noteworthy. Most of the music comes from two composers, John Jenkins and Christopher Simpson, who are known for viol ensemble music, if at all; there are also a few airs for two viols by the even more obscure Simon Ives.

The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos: Best 2 songs. Christopher Simpson, Robert Smith - Prelude No. 2 in D Minor 00:18. John Jenkins, Paolo Pandolfo, Robert Smith - Divisions on a Ground in A Minor, VdGS 20 05:19. Album: The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos. Paolo Pandolfo, Robert Smith, Simon Ives: best 2 tracks

English Viola da Gamba Duos. The Excellency of Hand. English Viola da Gamba Duos. Robert Smith & Paolo Pandolfo violas da gamba. About Robert Smith: ‘ you are constantly astonished by the variety of conversations. going on within each musical dance. Smith’s approach to this specialist but diverting repertoire is a judicious mix of the scholarly and the pragmatic. Robert studied viola da gamba with Mieneke van der Velden (Amsterdam) and Paolo Pandolfo (Basel). He also studied baroque cello with Wouter Möller, Jaap ter Linden and Viola da Hoog. He was principal cellist for the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2005/6. Robert plays with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

The Excellency of Hand: English Viola da Gamba Duos.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Divisions for Two Viols in G major, VdGS 28 Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 6:29
2 Prelude No. 2 in D minor Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 0:18
3 Divisions on a Ground in D major, VdGS 21 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 4:19
4 Prelude No. 5 in A minor Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 1:00
5 Divisions on a Ground in A minor, VdGS 19 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 5:47
6 Divisions on a Ground in C major, VdGS 13 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 4:56
7 Ayre for Two Bass Viols No. 1 Simon Ives Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 2:50
8 Prelude No. 4 in F major Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 0:16
9 Division for Two Viols in F major, VdGS 26 Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 3:07
10 Air with Divisions in C major, VdGS 11 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 5:55
11 Divisions on a Ground in A minor, VdGS 20 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 5:19
12 Prelude No. 11 in B-flat major Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 1:24
13 Divisions on a Ground in A major, VdGS 18 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 4:07
14 Prelude No. 7 in G minor Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 1:01
15 Divisions on a Ground in G minor, VdGS 23 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 4:02
16 Ayre for Two Bass Viols No. 2 Simon Ives Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 2:46
17 Prelude in A minor Robert Smith Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 0:59
18 Division for Two Viols in A minor, VdGS 25 Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 3:52
19 Air with Divisions in C major, VdGS 12 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 5:48
20 Ayre for Bass Viols and Basso Continuo in D minor, VdGS 32 John Jenkins Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 3:21
21 Prelude No. 3 in F major Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 0:35
22 Division for Two Viols in F major, VdGS 27 Christopher Simpson Paolo Pandolfo / Robert Smith 5:26

Credits

Adam Binks - Editing, Engineer, Producer
Eva Gans - Cover Art
A. Giacomelli - Photography
Simon Ives - Composer
John Jenkins - Composer
Paolo Pandolfo - Primary Artist, Viola da Gamba
Christopher Simpson - Composer
Robert Smith - Composer, Liner Notes, Primary Artist, Viola da Gamba
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