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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.   I. Grave 00:05:02
2.   II. Corrente: Allegro 00:01:58
3.   III. Giga: Grave 00:06:05
4.   IV. Presto: Giga 00:02:03
5.   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.   I. Alemanda: Andante 00:05:03
7.   II. Corrente: Presto assai 00:03:06
8.   III. Siciliana: Affettuoso 00:04:29
9.   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.   I. Preludio: Largo 00:05:44
11.   II. Presto 00:02:43
12.   III. Sarabanda: Largo 00:02:16
13.   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.   I. Sarabanda: Andante 00:06:32
15.   II. Alemanda: Allegro 00:03:47
16.   III. Rondo: Affettuoso 00:02:07
17.   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.   I. Alemanda: Affettuoso 00:04:14
19.   II. Tempo di Gavotta: Canzone 00:02:13
20.   III. Alemanda: Grave e Affettuoso 00:04:42
21.   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

Physical Release: 12/2014

 

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