I Musici

I Musici (pronounced [iˈmuːzitʃi]), also known as I Musici di Roma, is an Italian chamber orchestra from Rome formed in 1951.[1] They are well known for their interpretations of Baroque and other works, particularly Antonio Vivaldi and Tomaso Albinoni.

I Musici
Chamber orchestra
I Musici - Ashqelon 1962.jpg
Members of I Musici on a visit to Israel, 1962
Founded1951 (1951)
LocationRome
Websitewww.imusicidiroma.com

Among their engagements, the original chamber orchestra completed acclaimed tours of Southern Africa 1956, and again in 1967, with a few replacement performers[2]

In the 1970s, I Musici recorded the first classical music video and, later, the group was the first to record a compact disc for the Philips label.[1]

One of their founding members and first violin, Felix Ayo, is still an active violinist as of 2017.

InstrumentationEdit

I Musici consists of a group of string instruments and one harpsichord. The strings include six violins, two violas, two cellos, and one double bass.

MembersEdit

I Musici is a conductorless ensemble; the relationships among the twelve musicians enable great harmony in their music-making.

I Musici today

  • Violins: Antonio Anselmi, Marco Serino, Ettore Pellegrino, Pasquale Pellegrino, Francesca Vicari, Gian Luca Apostoli
  • Viola: Massimo Paris, Silvio Di Rocco
  • Celli: Vito Paternoster, Pietro Bosna
  • Double bass: Roberto Gambioli
  • Harpsichord: Francesco Buccarella

Former members

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "I Musici di Roma" (PDF). A Celebration of Italian Art, Film, and Music. National Gallery of Art. 2012. p. 17. Retrieved 21 October 2012.[dead link]
  2. ^ Photo 1956, original "I Musici" chamber orchestra acclaimed tour of Southern Africa, and again 1967 (with a few new faces), Classicalmusicianstoza.blogspot.ca

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