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Ottavio Dantone

Ottavio Dantone studied organ and harpsichord at the Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan where he also completed his final examination. Already during his studies he paid particular attention to early music. He had started his performing career whilst very young, continuously extending his knowledge of early music, and by this means succeeded in attracting attention as one of the most talented harpsichordists of his generation.

He was awarded prizes at two of the most important harpsichord competitions of the world: in 1985 in the field of thorough-bass at the competition in Paris, and in 1986 in Bruges. He was the first Italian to receive these international awards.

He has many performance commitments as soloist, harpsichordist or pianist and as conductor. Since 1996 he is the musical director of the Accademia Bizantina di Ravenna, with whom, however, he has been working since 1989. As a soloist or conductor he has performed at all the important festivals and concert halls in Europe, America, Japan and Israel, such as, for example, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Scala in Milan, in Paris, New York, Rome, Milan, Turin and Ravenna.

Ottavio Dantone can be heard on a large number of recordings for radio, television and record companies. His recording of the Well-tempered Clavier by Johan Sebastian Bach has received the world's most distinguished awards.

Dantone teaches the harpsichord at the conservatories in Lugano (Switzerland) and Turin and on a regular basis gives master classes in harpsichord, chamber music, thorough-bass and improvisational technique throughout the whole of Europe.


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Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerti Grossi & Cello Sonatas

Also available on SACD (ARTS 47758).Only available as download! 
Preis: 15,00 €



Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - DVD

Please click here for downloading the individual audio tracks (47369-2).   ''Recommended: A legendary concert ... an exciting interpretation ... unconventional and fresh ... with diabolic drive. Even Nigel Kennedy looks pale and inoffensive compared to this recording'' klassik.com ''5 Stars ...
Preis: 25,00 €



Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - BWV 870-893

 Only available as download!
Preis: 30,00 €



Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Only available as download. This superb recording captures the ephemeral and magical mood of the opera, which is loosely based on Shakespeare’s charming comedy “A Midsummer Night’s dream”. A delightful production, which was recorded live during the prestigious Ravenna festival and which was honoured...
Preis: 30,00 €



George Frideric Handel: Suites de Piéces pour le Clavecin Nos. 1-5 HV 426-430

The deep relationship Dantone’s with the harpsichord began as a child, when he built one for himself. Now, he is one of the most accomplished and recognized harpsichord players in the world. Handel played by Dantone sounds as if his masterworks were turned into notes running like smoothly flowing wa...
Preis: 15,00 €



George Frideric Handel: Suites de Piéces pour le Clavecin Nos. 6-8 HV 431-433 & Pieces for Harpsichord

The deep relationship Dantone’s with the harpsichord began as a child, when he built one for himself. Now, he is one of the most accomplished and recognized harpsichord players in the world. Handel played by Dantone sounds as if his masterworks were turned into notes running like smoothly flowing wa...
Preis: 15,00 €



Arcangelo Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op. 5

It was probably the success of Opus V that consecrated Arcangelo Corelli as the supreme model for writing for the violin. In September ARTS MUSIC presents this remarkable collection of twelve sonatas for violin and basso as 2 Hybrid SACDs in multichannel sound. The soloist of this remarkable recordi...
Preis: 34,00 €



Antonio Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione op.8, L'Estro Armonico op.3 - 4-CD-Box

Only available as download!Having received rave reviews, ARTS proudly presents Vivaldi's ''Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione op. 8'' and ''L'Estro Armonico op. 3'' in this exclusive Collectors Box.   Let the press report about the quality of this collection: "A piece of Vene...
Preis: 60,00 €



Antonio Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico op. 3 Vol. 1

L'Estro Armonico op. 3 Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (45003-6): The ''Accademia Bizantina'' and its leader Ottavio Dantone present the complete recording of Vivaldi's most famous cycle of concerts ''L' Estro Armonico''. Vivaldi himself regarded the 12 concertos as his most important cycle and also the great J....
Preis: 20,00 €



Antonio Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico op. 3 Vol. 2

L'Estro Armonico op. 3 Vol. 1 (45002-6) & 2: The ''Accademia Bizantina'' and its leader Ottavio Dantone present the complete recording of Vivaldi's most famous cycle of concerts ''L' Estro Armonico''. Vivaldi himself regarded the 12 concertos as his most important cycle and also the great ...
Preis: 20,00 €



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