La Sfera Armoniosa, Mike Fentross & Lidewij van der Voort – Willem de Fesch: Concerti Grossi & Violin Concertos (2021)
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Willem de Fesch was born in Alkmaar in 1687. He deserves an honorable place alongside greats such as Vivaldi and Handel, as his works sound at least as colorful, playful, inventive and sparkling as those of his contemporaries.
Sometime after 1700 his parents returned with him to Amsterdam. By then, the city had become an epicentre of music publishers. Many Italian composers published their work in the city; Vivaldi made public appearances and in 1729, Pietro Locatelli even opted to move there.
In 1708, De Fesch was appointed violinist in the orchestra of the Amsterdam City Theatre. He composed a lot of music for stage performances himself, such as the concerts in C and A minor on this album. As far as we know, orchestral works only started to appear again in 1741: the audibly matured Opus 10, also recorded on this album.
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 10
1. No. 4
Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 3
2. No. 1
3. No. 5
4. Violin Concerto in C Minor, Op. 5 No. 5
5. Concerto Grosso in A Minor
Concerto Grosso in C Major, Op. 10
6. No. 3
7. No. 5
Lidewij van der Voort, violin
La Sfera Armoniosa
Mike Fentross, conductor
Live at Theater de Vest, Alkmaar, November 17 2019
Recorded live at: Theater de Vest, Alkmaar
Recording date: November 17 2019
Recording: Northstar Recording Services bv