Antonello Cola – Sprightly Companions

Antonello Cola – Sprightly Companions


Sprightly Companions: Inextricably linked to language, music of the early eighteenth century speaks with a Force of Eloquence which may surprise the twenty-first century listener with its relevance and expression. It argues, declaims, laments, provokes, charms and frolics, raising a voice beyond its time. The Sprightly Companions are driven by the desire to take part in the Great Conversation which deals with the perennial issues of men and women through the ages and across the world as expressed through art, music, literature or dance, uniting us. Our language is music, and our tools are historical wind instruments. Founded in the USA in 2009, “The Sprightly Companions” are now based in Germany. They take their name from the earliest publications written about the oboe (hautboy) 1695 “The Sprightly Companion”, wherein it states:
… the Hautboy is so a fine and useful an instrument, and so portable a Companion…

Oboist, Antonello Cola, plays in many baroque orchestras and chamber music ensembles of various formations. As an orchestral musician and soloist, he has performed at numerous festivals across Europe. Antonello studied modern oboe with M. Marchi at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome and historical oboes with A. Mion at the ISSM G. Briccialdi in Terni and P. Grazzi at the Conservatorio E.F. Dall’Abaco in Verona. He then continued his studies with A. Spehr at the HfMDK Frankfurt.

Recital Chamber – Sprightly Companions


Sonata VII from Ten Sonatas in Four Parts, Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Vivace – Largo – Grave – Canzona –Allegro – Adagio Trio Sonata in c minor, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749) [Andante] – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro Triosonata in F-Dur Op. 1 Nr. 1, Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) Grave – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro Trio […]

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