La Sfera Armoniosa / Mike Fentross / Lidewij van der Voort - Hellendaal: Six Grand Concertos Op. 3

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A live recording of the complete set of Concerti Grossi in the Handelian style by the foremost Dutch composer of the late Baroque. Following on from the great examples of and Handel's works, Hellendaal develops his own proper approach to the Concertos for string orchestra. This is the fourth recording by Dutch leading Baroque group La Sfera Armoniosa and its leader Mike Fentross for Challenge Classics.
Eighteenth-century London musical life was strongly oriented towards Italian music, with Arcangelo Corelli as the prime example. Corelli never visited England, but his music was heard everywhere, at home and on the concert stage. Handel and Geminiani, who composed in a style based on Corelli's work, took full advantage of this 'Corellimania'. No wonder, then, that also foreign composers living in England were inspired by the work of the big three and continued their formula for success. Among these continuators (which sounds better than followers) Pieter Hellendaal must be counted.
Hellendaal was born in 1721 in Rotterdam as the son of a candle maker. Around 1740 he was in Padua for a while to be trained as a violinist and composer with Giuseppe Tartini, Europe's most famous violin teacher. Hellendaal then settled in Amsterdam, nevertheless chose to leave for London in 1751, presumably with the hope of greater fame and income. The London period lasted from 1751 to 1760. His Six Grand Concertos were issued in 1758 by the London music publisher John Walsh. Later, in Cambridge, Hellendaal was appointed organist of Pembroke Hall Chapel in 1762 and he would spend the rest of his life, a time span of almost forty years, in the city. He died in 1799, aged 78.
The Six Grand Concertos of 1758 are his only known works for orchestra. The characteristic of such a 'grand concerto' a translation of the Italian concerto grosso is the distinction between solo and tutti parts. In Hellendaal's Grand Concertos there are four soloists, two violinists, an alto player, and a cellist, who together form the concertino. Hellendaal certainly took the work of his three illustrious predecessors Corelli, Handel and Geminiani as a starting point, but he added a completely individual interpretation to it. The result is a set of six masterpieces.
Conductor/lutenist Mike Fentross has largely earned his credits as an early music specialist. He is working all over Europe as a conductor, soloist and basso continuo player and he is professor of lute and basso continuo at the Royal Conservatory The Hague. In 2006 he founded the baroque orchestra La Sfera Armoniosa.

BBC Music Magazine - Performance * * */ Recording * * * *
La Sfera Armoniosa under the direction of Mike Fentross conveys the contrasting affects of the music with expressive warmth and stylistic assurance. Yet too often the concertino sounds undernourished, especially in the violin strands. However, the commendable esprit demonstrated by the ensemble, and an excellent accompanying essay should encourage readers in explorative mode to proceed.

Mike Fentross, theorbo
Lidewij van der Voort, violin

La Sfera Armoniosa / Mike Fentross: conductor

Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in D major, Op. 3 No. 5
Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No. 3
Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in E flat major, Op. 3 No. 4
Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in F major, Op. 3 No. 6
Hellendaal: Grand Concerto in G minor, Op. 3 No. 1

wydano: 2nd Sep 2022
nagrano: Recorded at St Laurenskerk Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Live recording), October 7th 2021

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Challenge Classics
Pieter Hellendaal (1721-1799)
La Sfera Armoniosa / Mike Fentross / Lidewij van der Voort
Hellendaal: Six Grand Concertos Op. 3
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