This CD contains two items from a live concert given in Portugal by Olavo Tengner Barros (flute), Jean-Loup Lecomte (viola d'amore), and Mário Carreira (guitar):
Francesco Molino's Trio for flute,
viola and guitar, op. 4 no. 1, and
Hear the Romanze from Molino's trio op. 4 no. 1 FREE as an mp3 track here, and you can also get this recording of all three movements of Molino's trio op. 4 no. 1 as mp3 tracks (using mp3 is more environmentally friendly than having a CD sent to you by post).
Be aware that it is a live performance, that the recording was not made by a professional engineer, and that it hasn't been professionally edited. But the playing is very nice, and will give an idea especially of the very good Molino trio op. 4 no. 1 which until now has been rarely performed. The Trois Trios op. 4 by Francesco Molino for flute, viola, and guitar, are now available from Tecla in a modern re-engraved score of all three of Molino's trios op. 4.
Here are the performers: (click to enlarge)
Mário Carreira writes:
This recording was made at a live concert in a late seventeenth century chapel (now a museum) in Obidos, a beautiful Portuguese medieval city where traditionally concerts are held, especially in early music. The event was a commemorative concert for the Portuguese composer José Joaquim dos Santos (1747-1801), who was born in Obidos and wrote a Stabat Mater (1782/83) which was recently reprinted in a modern edition and recorded. The catalogue of all his works is in preparation. This live concert, entitled "Music of the time of José Joaquim dos Santos (1747-1801)", took place on May 10th 2003.
About the performers:
We are all teachers at the Conservatório de Música do Porto, the second major musical institution of the country.
Olavo Barros studied modern flute at the Conservatório de Música do Porto and the traverso (also called the German flute or the one keyed flute) in Holland with Marten Root, J.Caryevschi, David Reischenberg, Phillipe Suzanne and Wilbert Hazelzet. He plays in different groups, including several jazz formations and early music ensembles. He also teaches at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon. He plays here on a one-keyed flute-copy by Claire Souberayn after F.G.Kirst, 1760.
Jean Loup Lecomte was born in Toulouse (France) and studied the viola in that city at the Conservatoire de Musique de Toulouse with Emil Cantor, Serge Collet and Stephen Kamasa. He plays the viola in Oporto's National Orchestra since 1997. Later he studied the viola d'amore privately in Toronto with Thomas Georgi. He plays here on an instrument made by Johann Uldaricus Eberle of 1739.
Guitarist Mário Carreira is a performer and teacher from Portugal (b. Lisbon, 1962).His special areas of interest include chamber music and repertoire for voice and guitar. He studied at the National Conservatoire of Lisbon and at the University of Évora with Manuel Morais, a student of the late Emilio Pujol, and in Caen/France with Louis-Marie Feuillet at the Conservatoire National de Caen. He also studied with many early music specialists including: the late Macario Santiago Kastner, Hopkinson Smith and Anner Bylsma. He specialises in the romantic guitar, in which he has worked and been in contact with: the late Robert Spencer, Manuel Morais, Jakob Lindberg, Dr.Thomas Heck and Dr.Brian Jeffery. He is the founder of the D'Amore Ensemble. He plays here on a period instrument made by Henri Huel, Paris c.1820.
The recording was made by Olavo Barros himself.
Copyright 2004 by Tecla Editions. Errors and omissions excepted.