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Passaggio: Eine barocke Alpenüberquerung

Björn Colell, Georg Kallweit, Ombra e Luce

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Sonatae unarum fidium  
Sonata IV (version for Violin solo)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer; Ombra e Luce
Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, Book 1  
Toccata X
Alessandro Piccinini; Björn Colell
Sonate, symphonie... e retornelli, Op. 8  
No. 59. Sonata quarta variata per il Violino per sonar con due corde
Biagio Marini; Ombra e Luce
Violin Sonata (Wiener Minoritenkonvent, Manuscript XIV 726: No. 68)
Anonymous; Ombra e Luce
Libro primo et secondo di chitarra spagnola
Angelo Michele Bartolotti; Björn Colell
Artificiosus concentus pro camera (Excerpts)
Johann Joseph Vilsmayr; Georg Kallweit
6 Violin Sonatas, Op. 4  
No. 4. La Biancuccia
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli; Ombra e Luce
Violin Sonata in D Major
Georg Muffat; Ombra e Luce
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:38
For several years, guitarist and lutenist Björn Colell and Baroque violinist Georg Kallweit, concertmaster of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, have formed a noted duo called Ombra e Luce. With only two musicians and two instruments, they aspire to a perfect rapport and a permanent dialogue, drawing from a rich repertory of original pieces from the 16th to 18th centuries for violin and lute/theorbo, a widespread combination at the time. Colell and Kallweit put a great emphasis on tone colours and nuances, spontaneity and improvisatory playing; their flexible and sensual interpretations give full value to chiaroscuro, ombra e luce.

"We are convinced that, played in this way, our 'early music' can speak directly to the hearts even of listeners who are hearing it for the first time ... Passaggio is the result of our recent musical journeys. Setting out from Italy to go farther north, we have virtually and musically crossed the Alps with our instruments. The works on this recording shed a different light on the music of the courts of Modena, Bologna and Venice."
- Ombra e Luce
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