June 14, 2023
“For this recording we have created an imaginary ‘battle of the bows’ between Vivaldi, Veracini, Tartini and Locatelli, the ‘four musketeers’ of the violin in Venice during the first half of the 18th century.”, remember Chouchane Siranossian and Andrea Marcon.
“Arcangelo Corelli passed the torch on to his heirs and died in Rome in 1713. Venice then became the setting for merciless rivalries… The violin became an instrument of confrontation, an ideal weapon for demonstrating virtuosity and technical prowess. The player’s ultimate goal was to astonish and shock the listener and to demonstrate his own bravura, to the point that certain narcissistic tendencies of the player were often exaggerated.” Chouchane Siranossian, whose virtuosity was described as “diabolical” by the Sunday Times and who “got it right” according to Classica in her Tartini recording (Alpha596, Choc), was the ideal interpreter of these high-risk concertos, with the enlightened and renewed complicity of Andrea Marcon and his Venetian ensemble.