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Cherubini: 6 Piano Sonatas / Giammarco


Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802120   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Francesco Giammarco
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luigi Cherubini composed his Sei Sonate in 1780 nearly 70 years after the invention of the fortepiano, which allowed players greater dynamic control. The distinction is apparent in the sonatas’ musical language. All in two movements and in major keys, they tested the amateur performers’ dynamic variations and their dexterity, through virtuosic figuration, arpeggios and trills. These are assured instrumental works that do justice to Cherubini’s status as one of Beethoven’s most notable contemporaries. Offering moments of exquisite expression, they provide a tantalising hint of what the Italian went on to achieve in his operas and sacred compositions. Luigi Cherubini composed his Sei Sonate in 1780 nearly 70 years after the invention of the fortepiano, which allowed players greater dynamic control. The distinction is apparent in the sonatas’ musical language. All in two movements and in major keys, they tested the amateur performers’ dynamic variations and their dexterity, through virtuosic figuration, arpeggios and trills. These are assured instrumental works that do justice to Cherubini’s status as one of Beethoven’s most notable contemporaries. Offering moments of exquisite expression, they provide a tantalising hint of what the Italian went on to achieve in his operas and sacred compositions. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Francesco Giammarco (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; France 

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