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GIUSTINI, L.: Piano Sonatas, Op. 1: Nos. 2, 4, 7, 9, 10 (Polimanti)

    
      

 

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GIUSTINI, L.: Piano Sonatas, Op. 1: Nos. 2, 4, 7, 9, 10 (Polimanti)

Born into a family of musicians in the same year as Bach, Handel and Scarlatti, Ludovico Giustini worked as an organist and maestro di cappella but sadly very few of his compositions from this post survive. He is chiefly remembered for his Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1, the first known work to have been specifically composed for the pianoforte. Newly invented, few such instruments existed at the time, but its expressive nuances ultimately saw it take over from the harpsichord. Giustini’s sonatas take the best of both worlds with their alternation of fast and slow movements from the sonata da chiesa, and dance forms from the sonata da camera. This is the first recording of a selection of the Op. 1 Sonatas on a modern concert grand.


Giustini, Lodovico

  12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1: Sonata No. 2 in C Minor
1.   Play with flash player I. Grave 00:05:02
2.   Play with flash player II. Corrente: Allegro 00:01:58
3.   Play with flash player III. Giga: Grave 00:06:05
4.   Play with flash player IV. Presto: Giga 00:02:03
5.   Play with flash player V. Minuet 00:01:20
  12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1: Sonata No. 7 in G Major
6.   Play with flash player I. Alemanda: Andante 00:05:03
7.   Play with flash player II. Corrente: Presto assai 00:03:06
8.   Play with flash player III. Siciliana: Affettuoso 00:04:29
9.   Play with flash player IV. Gavotta: Presto 00:02:01
  12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1: Sonata No. 4 in E Minor
10.   Play with flash player I. Preludio: Largo 00:05:44
11.   Play with flash player II. Presto 00:02:43
12.   Play with flash player III. Sarabanda: Largo 00:02:16
13.   Play with flash player IV. Giga: Allegro 00:02:05
  12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1: Sonata No. 9 in C Major
14.   Play with flash player I. Sarabanda: Andante 00:06:32
15.   Play with flash player II. Alemanda: Allegro 00:03:47
16.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Affettuoso 00:02:07
17.   Play with flash player IV. Gavotta: Allegro 00:02:38
  12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1: Sonata No. 10 in F Minor
18.   Play with flash player I. Alemanda: Affettuoso 00:04:14
19.   Play with flash player II. Tempo di Gavotta: Canzone 00:02:13
20.   Play with flash player III. Alemanda: Grave e Affettuoso 00:04:42
21.   Play with flash player IV. Corrente: Allegro assai 00:01:50

Total Playing Time: 01:11:58






Composer(s):
Giustini, Lodovico

Artist(s):
Polimanti, Enrico Maria

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Catalogue No: 9.70230

Barcode: 730099723015

Release Date: 12/2014

 

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