the fashionable artistic trends of his time, and never constrained
by having to depend on buyers or institutions, Bonporti expressed
himself with great freedom and in a highly personal style. As
this Recitativo dal concerto
in F major well demonstrates, his work was characterised
by the delightful inventiveness of its rythmic forms, the brilliance
of its harmonies, and the warm radiance of its melodic line.
Perle del Barocco
Perle/Paganini cdc 008/009
in Fa maggiore
per Violino e Archi (Recitativo)
Antonio Bonporti (baptised in Trento 11 June 1672, died
in Padua 19 December 1749) was a very special artist and
also a man of the Church. He studied the humanities at
Trento and graduated in philosophy at Innsbruck. He then
attended courses in theology at the Collegium Germanicum
in Rome. He also studied composition with Pitoni and may
have studied the violin with Corelli.
Although he spent a great deal of his life in his city
of birth, Bonporti managed to obtain fame at a Eurospean
level. He liked to define himself as an "amateur
of music" and his name only emerged from a silence
which had lasted for two centuries some decades ago when
a number of musical scholars discovered that some of Bach’s
"interventionem" came from his "Opera X".
from the worldliness of
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