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Galuppi: 6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op. 1 / Chezzi


Release Date: 02/26/2016 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95253   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785) was one of the most successful and famous composers of his time. A highly versatile composer, he covered basically every possible genre, from opera, sacred music, concertos to chamber and solo music. His greatest success was in opera: he was the “inventor” of the Opera Buffa, the comic opera so much in vogue in the 18th century. A commercial genius as well, he published his works all over Europe, making him a wealthy man.

Galuppi’s works mark the transition from the Baroque to the Classical Era. The Sonatas Opus 1 are varied in style and content, ranging from one movement to four movements, from relatively simple keyboard writing to virtuoso passages reminiscent of the sonatas by his
Read more contemporary Domenico Scarlatti. The style is charming, melodious and brilliant, perfect examples of the emerging “Galant Style” of the late 18th century.

Harpsichordist Andrea Chezzi is an excellent Italian musician and scholar, highly specialized in his field. His thorough understanding of the style and historical background of the repertoire is enhanced by with his deep love for the music he is playing. He wrote the liner notes for the CD himself. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in G major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in F major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard in D minor by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard in D major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
5.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
6.
Sonata for Keyboard in A minor by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
7.
Sonata for Keyboard in A flat major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Andrea Chezzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 

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