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Il Giardino Armonico is a pioneering Italian early music ensemble founded in Milan in 1985 by Luca Pianca and Giovanni Antonini, primarily to play 17th and 18th century music on period instruments.

Il Giardino Armonico performs with prominent soloists such as the soprano Cecilia Bartoli, duo pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque and cellist Christophe Coin and its recordings, issued by Teldec, have met with honors including the Gramophone and Grammy awards.

Il Giardino Armonico performs both in concerts and in opera stage productions of works such as by Monteverdi, Handel, and Pergolesi. Il Giardino Armonico is generally considered one of the most creative and best Baroque ensembles.

See also:
* Il Giardino Armonico Official site with biography of group
* Il Giardino Armonico Unofficial but excellent fansite
* Article in english Wikipedia


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  • silvertree

    Best interpretors of baroque music EVER.

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • aschenglorie

    vivaldi's music has never sounded so right. the four seasons is exploding out of my speakers. [2]

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • theometrica

    I so desperately want to put some pickups and d-pedals on their string section.

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • pablo323

    very goodddd

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • smallpoppy

    vivaldi's music has never sounded so right. the four seasons is exploding out of my speakers.

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • shadesdrawn

    Very good.

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • junjiproduct

    most excellent

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • jonadab

    Indeed. To uniquely identify each specific work of music, you need at *bare* minimum seven fields: composer, title, catalog number, part number, arranger, performer, and date. And you need to be able to include multiple entries for each of those. There are other fields that might be useful as well, e.g., subtitle, indication, album title, track number, opus number, ... Of course, the problem with a complex system like that is that it would scare normal users away. So we have a messy tagging system instead.

    24 Dec 2008 Reply
  • FSylvestris

    Tagging is always going to be imprecise on, both because of human error (misspellings, etc.) and because the tagging system is flawed. It should have included a "composer" field at least. I also find the MusicBrainz system to be arbitrary and non-intuitive, so have not adopted it. Neither system knows what to do with performers who record a piece more than once in their careers.

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • rem-d

    I always think that this should be the universal tagging guide for classical music

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Luuttuaja

    In baroque and other early music the albums often have like 40 short pieces (movements) by 10 different composers. In such cases, I think it's much better to tag with the performer. But tagging with composer works well when you have, say, an album that only contains 2 Sibelius symphonies or something like that.

    10 May 2008 Reply
  • cisnenegro

    yes we should tag their recording's not with their name but the composer's, but how? it´s a lot of info to put...

    26 Dec 2006 Reply
  • rsms

    unbeatable. (but we should tag their recording's not with their name but the composer's, i think)

    29 May 2006 Reply

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