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Magnifica Comunità Ensemble
Accademia della Magnifica Comunità (Baroque Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 1990 - Italy

The Magnifica Comunità Ensemble was founded a Baroque instrumental ensemble in 1990. Its musicians - who have the aim of making classical music known - carry on a costant activity of personal and group studying and they believe that a philological and stylistical research is necessary to understand music of every century. They have attended post-graduate courses in prestigious schools of music such as The Royal Conservatory of Aja (Holland), Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland), the Accademia Musicale Pescarese (Italy), the Accademia Chigiana of Siena (Italy), the School of music of Fiesole (Italy) and the Accademie Musicale of Villecroze (France).

The activity of this Academy includes numerous forms of performances, from the Trio to the Orchestra and it also collaborates with choral ensembles, The members of the Academy play as solo players in orchestral ensembles such as: the Accademia Bizantina, Europa Galante, Concerto Italiano (Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini), Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio, Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza and have played and still play with very well famous solists (such as C. Chiarappa, Fabio Biondi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, D. Asciolla, E. Gatti, G. Guglielmo, P. Vernikov, Sergio Vartolo, Piero Toso, etc.).

Even if it is young, the Academy has done numerous concerts in prestigious italian and foreign concert halls (for example in the Concertgebow of Amsterdam) and it has always had success and unanimous agreement of the critics.

The Academy of the Magnifica Comunità has done, for the record company Tring, four CDs recording the concerts BWV BWV 1043, BWV 1044, BWV 1041, BWV 1042, the Brandeburghesi concerts Nos. 2, 4, 5, by J.S. Bach, five harpsichord concerts by Johann Christian Bach and "Fantasia Veneziana" Tomaso Albinoni, Antonio Vivaldi, Tartini. It has recently recorded six violin and b.c. trio sonatas by G. Franceschini and six quartett by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen for the recorded company Tactus.


Enrico Casazza: first violin
Isabella Longo, Silvia Rinaldi: violins
Massimo Piva: alto
Francesco Ferrarini: cello
Giancarlo Pavan: violone
Roberto Loreggian: harpsicord, organ
Francesco Padovan: flute
Giampaolo Capuzzo: baroque flute
Pietro Prosser: théorbe

Source: Paolo Costa Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (September 2012)

Accademia della Magnifica Comunità: Short History | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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