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PIETRO ANTONIO LOCATELLI  

(1695 - 1764)

The Italian composer and violinist Pietro Antonio Locatelli was born in Bergamo, later moving to Rome, where he might have studied with Corelli but more probably was a pupil of Valentini. He won a reputation as a virtuoso, performing in Italy, Bavaria and Berlin. In 1729 he settled in Amsterdam, where he taught and conducted an amateur orchestra and was able to pursue his wider cultural interests.

Orchestral Music

Locatelli wrote a number of concerti grossi, following the example of Corelli. The first set, published in Amsterdam in 1720, includes 12 fugues. L’arte del violino (‘The Art of the Violin’), published in 1733, contains 12 violin concertos and 24 caprices, precursors of Paganini’s famous set for unaccompanied violin. A set of six concertos was published two years later and another set of six, published in 1744, is scored for four violins, two violas and basso continuo. Locatelli combines the Roman style of Corelli with, in his solo concertos, the virtuosity of Vivaldi in Venice.

Chamber Music

Locatelli also published sets of trio sonatas and solo sonatas, including a set of the latter for flute and basso continuo.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Baroque Naxos 8.501061
Celebration of Christmas Naxos 8.503003
Christmas Boxed Set Naxos 8.505023

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARIOSTI: 6 Cantatas / LOCATELLI: Trio Sonata in E Minor / VIVALDI: Trio Sonata in D Major Naxos
8.557573
Chamber Music
Baroque Concertos - BALDASSARE, P. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / VIVALDI, A. / SAMMARTINI, G.B. (Italienische Weihnacht) (Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Ludwig) Naxos
8.551265
Concertos
Baroque Favourites - HANDEL, G.F. / BACH, J.S. / CORELLI, A. / PACHELBEL, J. / ALBINONI, T.G. (Bruhl, Krcek, Budapest Strings) Naxos
8.578209
Concertos
Baroque Violin and Keyboard Recital: Guyonnet, Jonathan, Molardi, Stefano - CORELLI, A. / LOCATELLI, A. / MUFFAT, G. (Corelli and Friends: In Rome) Divox
CDX-75229-2
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - BACH, J.S. / FRANCOEUR, F. / LOCATELLI, P. / LULLY, J. (Linsenmeyer) Divox
CDX-25206-2
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Baroque) - ALBINONI, T.G. / BONPORTI, F.A. / VIVALDI, A. (The Trio Sonata in 18th Century Italy) (London Baroque) BIS
BIS-2015
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (Baroque) - CORELLI, A. / TARTINI, G. (An Italian Sojourn) (Trio Settecento) Cedille
CDR90000-099
Chamber Music
CHRISTMAS CONCERTOS Naxos
8.550567
Concertos
CHRISTMAS CONCERTOS (Erxleben) Capriccio
C10442
Concertos
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Concertos
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Concertos
Grand Tour (Trio Settecento) (4-CD Box Set) Cedille
CDRBOX1002
Chamber Music
GREAT BAROQUE MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501061
Concertos
Italian Baroque Favourites Naxos
8.553447
Concertos
ITALIAN CONCERTI GROSSI (Capella Istropolitana, Krcek) Naxos
8.550877
Concertos
LOCATELLI, P.A.: 24 Capriccios (Baldini) Newton Classics
NC8802128
Instrumental
LOCATELLI, P.A.: Flute Sonata, Op. 2, Nos. 1-6 (Il Ruggiero) Tactus
TC691202
Chamber Music
LOCATELLI, P.A.: Trio Sonatas, Op. 5, Nos. 1-5 (Modo Antiquo, Sardelli) Tactus
TC691001
Chamber Music
LOCATELLI: Concerti Grossi, Op. 1, Nos. 1- 6 Naxos
8.553445
Orchestral, Concertos
LOCATELLI: Concerti Grossi, Op. 1, Nos. 7-12 Naxos
8.553446
Concertos
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRIA (NTSC) Naxos
2.110344
Classical Concert
NINE NOTES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92169
Chamber Music
Orchestral Music (Italian) - LOCATELLI, P.A. / MARCELLO, A. / GEMINIANI, F. / PAISIELLO, G. / CHERUBINI, L. (Cappella Coloniensis, Ferro) Capriccio
C10628
Orchestral
WEIHNACHTEN Eine Geschichte, Gedichte und Musik zu Weihnachten Naxos Hoerbucher
NHB10162
Concertos




 
 
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