Seriously no thread for this very enjoyable music from this composer? I got the Complete Concertos from I Musici. That comes with the classic Adagio piece.
Seconded. Op. 9 No. 2Wasn't for me. His Oboe Concerto in D Minor would my choice.
Nice to know I'm not alone. I also like Corelli a lot. Geminiani's concertos I find somewhat boring, but his sonatas are very nice.Yes! Nothing against Vivaldi, whose music is never less than entertaining IMO and sometimes more than that, but for me Albinoni's output has an extra touch of class and sheer polish which elevates it above that of any other Italian Baroque composer.
>>>The famous Adagio in G minor, the subject of many modern recordings, is thought by some to be a musical hoax composed by Remo Giazotto. However, a discovery by musicologist Muska Mangano, Giazotto's last assistant before his death, has cast some doubt on that belief. Among Giazotto's papers, Mangano discovered a modern but independent manuscript transcription of the figured bass portion, and six fragmentary bars of the first violin, "bearing in the top right-hand corner a stamp stating unequivocally the Dresden provenance of the original from which it was taken". This provides support for Giazotto's account that he did base his composition on an earlier source.<<<