Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca

The Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca from Treviso, main town during Middle Age of the so called “Marca gioiosa et amorosa”, have devoted their thirty years spanning career to the study, research and diffusion of the venetian baroque music.

Of their various recordings some are considered milestones in the interpretation of the venetian instrumental music of the 15th and 16th century, they awarded the most important international prizes and are a referring source for young artists and scholars.Particulary esteemed are the recordings devoted to the venetian instrumental and vocal music (from Gabrieli to Legrenzi to Albinoni) and the Vivaldi recordings with Giuliano Carmignola, Dorothee Oberlinger and Sergio Azzolini; mainly based on previously unknown sources and manuscripts, these interpretations are noticeable for a new and deeper approach to the venetian musical style.Besides performing in the most important Festivals, I Sonatori teach in the italian Conservatori of music, and have formed new generation of performers who refer to the venetian string performing tradition.”Vivaldi in a mirror”, Sonatori last recording, collects concertos for paired string instruments, is published by Sony/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

Gioiosa Marca

“The joyful and amorous province”: this definition was given to the city of Treviso and its territory, cradle of courtoise culture and famous destination in the XIII century, where poets and troubadours gathered and flourished.

“Enchanting” is the most suitable adjective to describe this city, often compared to nearby Venice because of its numerous canals and wealth of works of art.