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Pearls of the Piedmont - Violin Music in 18th-Century Italy / Gatti


Release Date: 07/31/2015 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 80018   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Battista SomisGaetano PugnaniGaspare Giuseppe ChiabranoFelice Giardini,   ... 
Performer:  Giorgio TabaccoEnrico GattiAntonio Mosca
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For many people, the poetic playing of violinist Enrico Gatti, which has been enjoyed in concerts and on recordings for more than three decades, is unparalleled when addressing the subtlest of Italian music from the 17th–18th c. • On Perle del Piemonte, a recording dating from 1992, Mr. Gatti alights upon some of the loveliest of 18th c. pieces for his instrument composed for the Court of Savoy in Turin, including works by Somis, Giardini and Pugnani, unveiling a fascinating and seldom-visited world. Gatti is joined by Antonio Mosca on cello and Giorgio Tabacco on harpsichord. For many people, the poetic playing of violinist Enrico Gatti, which has been enjoyed in concerts and on recordings for more than three decades, is unparalleled when addressing the subtlest of Italian music from the 17th–18th c. • On Perle del Piemonte, a recording dating from 1992, Mr. Gatti alights upon some of the loveliest of 18th c. pieces for his instrument composed for the Court of Savoy in Turin, including works by Somis, Giardini and Pugnani, unveiling a fascinating and seldom-visited world. Gatti is joined by Antonio Mosca on cello and Giorgio Tabacco on harpsichord. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for violin & continuo No. 1 in A minor, Op. 1/1 by Giovanni Battista Somis
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in C major, Op. 6 no 4 by Giovanni Battista Somis
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)
3.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in B flat major, Op. 6 no 1 by Gaetano Pugnani
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)
4.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo no 3 in F major by Gaspare Giuseppe Chiabrano
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)
5.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord no 2 in G major, Op. 31 by Felice Giardini
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)
6.
Sonata for Cello and Basso Continuo no 2 in D minor by Giovanni Battista Canavasso
Performer:  Giorgio Tabacco (Harpsichord), Enrico Gatti (Violin), Antonio Mosca (Cello)

Customer Reviews

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 A Paragon October 16, 2015 By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM) See All My Reviews "This cd is a paragon of Italian 18th century violin music. Each listening elicits a new emotional and musical revelation.Sheer musical magic. Multiple listenings multiply its beautiful selections and give new insights into the featured composers inspiration. A whole new world of sonic glory opens here." Report Abuse
 Happiness with an economy of means September 1, 2015 By Thomas Vargish (Colorado Springs, CO) See All My Reviews "This period is now receiving more of the attention it deserves and this recording is a perfect example of it." Report Abuse
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