The English, historical-instrument, Baroque ensemble La Serenissima (the term was a nickname for the city of Venice) has specialized in somewhat scholarly recordings that nevertheless retain considerable general appeal, and the group does it again with this release. The program offers some lesser-known composers, and some lesser-known pieces by famous composers like the tiny and fascinating Concerto alla rustica for two oboes, bassoon, strings, and continuo, RV 151. What ties the program together formally is that it covers ...

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  1. Sinfonia in C major
  2. Sinfonia (Overture to Lulier's oratorio "S Beatrice d'Este"), WoO 1
  3. Violin Concerto in E major, D. 51
  4. Concerto alla rustica, for strings & continuo in G major, RV 151
  5. Bassoon Concerto, for bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 467
  6. Concerto cinque, for 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, cello & continuo No. 3 in F major, Op. 9/3 (T. 9/3)
  7. Sinfonia a 4, for strings & continuo, G. 33
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