Cecilia Bernardini


J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos (2016)

Dunedin Consort's formidable reputation for performing Bach is set to scale new heights with this highly anticipated recording. Dutch-Italian violinist Cecilia Bernardini takes a break from leader duties as she steps into the spotlight to deliver a virtuoso performance under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt OBE.
Dunedin Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: CKD 519 (Linn Records)
Release year: 2016

J.S. Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata (2015)

This is the premiere recording of J.S. Bach's Magnificat heard for the first time within its original liturgical context, alongside the beautiful Christmas Cantata.
Dunedin Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: CKD 469 (Linn Records)
Release year: 2015

Purcell: Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts (2015)

Proudly published by the young Henry Purcell in 1683, Purcell’s highly individual, wonderfully inventive Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts combine French elegance, Italian vigour and delicious English melancholy with harmonic daring, extraordinary contrapuntal technique, ravishing dissonances and unique melodic ingenuity.
The King's Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: VIVAT 110
Release year: 2015

Mozart & The Weber Sisters (2015)

The Weber Sisters is rooted in Mozart’s life story and includes music inspired by Aloysia, Konstanze and Josepha Weber, three soprano sisters whom Mozart first met in the German city of Mannheim in 1777, when he was 21. Though he initially fell in love with Aloysia, who went on to become a celebrated diva, it was Konstanze who became his wife; she outlived him by nearly 50 years and did much to sustain and build his reputation after his death. The programme comprises songs, operatic and concert arias and orchestral numbers, and Sabine Devieilhe’s interpretations are typified by beauty of tone, a penetrating sense of drama and a scrupulous respect for the score and the text. Three of the highlights are: the concert aria ‘Popoli di Tessaglia’ – written for Aloysia – which rises to spectacular heights (specifically, the G two-and-a-half octaves above middle C); the sublime ‘Et incarnatus est’ from the C minor Mass – premiered in Salzburg by Konstanze, and ‘Der Hölle Rache’, written for Josepha as the second fireworks-filled aria of the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, a role that has brought triumphs for Sabine Devieilhe at the opera houses of Lyon and Paris. Her colleagues on this album are the Ensemble Pygmalion, the keyboard player Arnaud de Pasquale and the conductor Raphaël Pichon.
Ensemble Pygmalion, Sabine Devieilhe
Record label / Catalog noº: Erato 0825646075843
Release year: 2015

Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance) (2014)

The Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Black's new 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem. It was named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2014 Gramophone Awards. Also available on 180g vinyl.
Dunedin Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: CKD 449 (Linn Records)
Release year: 2014

Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (2014)

Purcell’s extraordinarily inventive, highly individual music combines Italian vigour, French elegance and delicious English melancholy with harmonic daring, brilliant contrapuntal technique and unique melodic inventiveness. The King’s Consort holds a worldwide reputation as leading performers of Purcell; this new release adds to TKC’s 25 recordings of the composer’s music, which have won numerous international awards and been central in restoring Purcell’s music to prominence. The international line-up includes Italian-Dutch violinist Cecilia Bernardini, Gramophone award-winning German viol player Susanne Heinrich, Welsh violinist Huw Daniel, and English organist Robert King and theorbo player Lynda Sayce, recorded in the well-nigh perfect acoustic of The Menuhin Hall, Surrey. The extensive presentation includes a 44 page booklet with an authoritative liner note in three languages by renowned Purcell expert and biographer Robert King, together with session photographs and reproductions from the 1697 first edition.
The King's Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: VIVAT 106
Release year: 2014

J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos (2013)

Dunedin Consort, the team that brought you John Passion, is back with its first instrumental release: J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos. Under the direction of Bach specialist John Butt, Dunedin Consort demonstrates its collective experience and historical knowledge in an exceptionally insightful and fresh performance.
Dunedin Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: CKD 430 (Linn Records)
Release year: 2013

J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy (2013)

For the first time on record, listeners can experience Bach's gripping John Passion within its original liturgical context. This recording marks the return of Dunedin Consort's star-studded cast including, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook, Robert Davies, Joanne Lunn and Clare Wilkinson.
Dunedin Consort
Record label / Catalog noº: CKD 419 (Linn Records)
Release year: 2013

Mozart: Divertimenti for Strings & Winds (2007)

Toccata CD-tipp dec 2007: "..Mozarts Divertimenti K 131, 205/167 und 251 leben vor allem durch das Violinspiel Stefano Rossis und Cecilia Bernardinis im Kontrast zu den delikaten Bläsern. [..] Übrigens ist es mire nicht gelungen, irgendeine verwandtschaftliche Beziehung zwischen Alfredo und Cecilia Bernardini nachzuweisen. Fest steht lediglich, dass Cecilia Bernardini 1984 geboren wurde und im European Union Youth Orchestra spielte. Alfredo Bernardini, 1961 in Rom geboren, könnte rein rechnerisch der Vater sein. Aber "könnte" heißt nicht "ist"! Fest steht lediglich, dass Alfredo Bernardini und Paolo Grazzi fünf Jahre nach der Geburt Cecilia Bernardinis im Jahr 1989 das Ensemble Zefiro gründeten und somit der mythologischen sanfte und gutmütige Westwind (Zephir, ital. Zefiro) langsam auf das 20-jährige Bestehen zueilt. Und was haben diese Musiker in den vergangenen 18 Jahren nicht alles an Überraschungen un Köstlichkeiten im Gepäck gehabt?! Dieses Ensemble ist, trotz des "hohen Alters" immer noch eines der lebendigsten und besten in der Alten Musik. Dies stellen die Musikerinnen und Musiker mit den beiden hier vorgestellten CDs erneut unter Beweis." Robert Strobl, Toccata
Ensemble Zefiro
Record label / Catalog noº: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi B001GRZRHW
Release year: 2007
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