Arcangeli Baroque Strings

1. CDE 84455 VIVALDI, Six concertos for one, two and Four violins from L’Estro Armonico.

Based in San Francisco, Arcangeli Baroque Strings is an ensemble dedicated to the performance of the concerto grosso repertoire on original instruments.

Praised by Isaac Stern as making "a most convincing argument for the Baroque violin", MICHAEL SAND has become one of the leading Baroque violinists in America. A founding member and first musical director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco, Mr. Sand is also the director of Arcangeli Baroque Strings, a string ensemble dedicated to the concerto grosso repertoire. In great demand as a guest musical director and lecturer, he has led performances of numerous chamber orchestras throughout this country and abroad, including Israel, Canada, and Australia. He plays with the chamber ensembles Musical Assembly, is director of the New York State Baroque and appears with many local Bay Area early music groups. Mr. Sand has recorded for Meridian, Harmonia Mundi (France and the United States), Arts and Music, KATastroPHE, Wildboar, and Titanic. He teaches at the University of California at Davis and at the SFEMS Baroque Music Workshop.

John Dornenburg teaches viola da gamba on the faculty at Stanford University and lectures at California State University at Sacramento. In the San Francisco Bay Area he can be heard with Music's Re-creation, Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, Arcangeli Baroque Strings, Magnificat, and the American Bach Soloists


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