Performers: Jean Tubery (cornet), Yoshimichi Yamada (cornet), Enrico Parizzi (violin), Alessandro Ciccolini (violin), Judith Depoutot (viola), Arno Jochem de la Rosee (cello), Jean-Jacques Herbin (sackbut), Franck Poitrineau (sackbut), Jérémie Papasergio (dulcian), Christina Pluhar (theorbo, triple harp), Matthias Spaeter (archlute, chitarrone), Jean Marc Aymes (harpsichord), Jörg Andreas Bötticher (organ), Maria Cristina Kiehr (soprano - track #3)
Playing time: 54'
Recording date: January 1995 (Switzerland)
Although little is known of his life, the two books of sonate by Dario Castello published in Venice in 1621 & 1627 are sufficient to establish his fame. These are some of the most significant early instrumental publications in Italy. Indeed, despite the composer's obscurity (he identifies himself as a woodwind player in Venice), the first book was republished in 1629 and twice in 1658. The liner notes for the present release explore some theories on about Castello's life and career.
Track #3 is his only surviving motet, published in the collection Ghirlanda Sacra in 1625.
An even more extensive survey of Castello on winds:
An earlier Castello recording also including similar works by a contemporary:
Other recordings devoted to Castello:
And a program featuring both Castello and his contemporary Giovanni Picchi (1572-1643):
Finally, a recording featuring the somewhat later composer Antonio Bertali (1605-1669):
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