Violoncello – Anastasia Baraviera

The goal is discover the techniques specific of the baroque cello, exploring repertoire ranging from Italian and French sonatas accompanied by basso continuo to pieces for solo bass. It will look into the subject of ornamentation as well as the role played by basso continuo, so vital to this period of music history. In the interests of taking a thorough approach, it would be advisable to undergo this study on a cello with gut strings and a baroque bow. The diapason of preference will be 415hz.

Anastasia Baraviera

A non-exhaustive list of baroque cello repertoire:
Italy – Sonates

  • Domenico Gabrielli
  • Bendetto Marcello
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Salvatore Lanzetti
  • Giorgio Antoniotti
  • Antonio Caldara
  • Francesco Geminiani
  • Carlo Graziani
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti
  • Nicola Porpora
  • Giovanni Bononcini
  • Pietro Boni
  • Pascualino de Marsis
  • Giulio di Ruvo
  • Andrea Caporale
  • Giuseppe Martino
  • Gianbattista Cirri
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi ‘Canzoni basso solo’

France – Sonates

  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
  • Michel Corrette
  • Martin Berteau

Concertos

  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Nicola Porpora
  • Leonardo Leo

One or two cellos

  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
  • Gianbattista Cirri
  • William de Fesch
  • Domenico Gabrielli (Canon)
  • Tommaso Giordani
  • Michel Corrette
  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Basso solo

  • Diego Ortiz ‘Ricercare’
  • Domenico Gabrielli ‘Ricercare’
  • Joseph Dall’Abaco ‘Capricci’
  • Johann Sebastian Bach ‘Six suites’