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Free Download: La Serenissima plays Brescianello’s Concerto No. 1 for Violin, Strings and Continuo

'The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating'

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This week’s free download is the first movement of Brescianello’s Concerto No. 1 for violin, strings and continuo, performed by La Serenissima on its new release, Behind Closed Doors, on Signum Classics. Brescianello was a Venetian violinist and composer working throughout the early-18th century. La Serenissima is led by founder and violinist Adrian Chandler.


‘The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating,’ writes BBC Music Magazine critic Nicholas Anderson. ‘Chandler’s solo violin playing is articulate, warm-toned and communicative, and he is supported throughout by his disciplined and responsive players, among whom the continuo group excels.’

Read our review in full here.

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