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Galles: Sonatas for Harpsichord / Benuzzi


Release Date: 08/26/2016 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95228   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release is the first ever recording of Josep Galles’ harpsichord sonatas. Galles was a composer who lived during the transition from the Baroque to the Classical periods. Like his contemporaries such as Domenico Scarlatti, his keyboard sonatas show the slow transition from one style to the other. Each sonata is a one movement work in binary form. He utilizes folkloristic patterns from Spanish music throughout the works, including dance rhythms, exotic modal scales, and extravagant modulations. Michele Benuzzi discovered these works, and here performs them. Her previous albums have been praised by critics such as MusicWeb who wrote, “Excellent… one of the most interesting CD’s I have heard of late.” This new release is the first ever recording of Josep Galles’ harpsichord sonatas. Galles was a composer who lived during the transition from the Baroque to the Classical periods. Like his contemporaries such as Domenico Scarlatti, his keyboard sonatas show the slow transition from one style to the other. Each sonata is a one movement work in binary form. He utilizes folkloristic patterns from Spanish music throughout the works, including dance rhythms, exotic modal scales, and extravagant modulations. Michele Benuzzi discovered these works, and here performs them. Her previous albums have been praised by critics such as MusicWeb who wrote, “Excellent… one of the most interesting CD’s I have heard of late.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 9 in C Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 16 in F Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 1 in B-Flat Major by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 2 in B-Flat Major by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
5.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 8 in G Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
6.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 3 in C Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
7.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 6 in A-Flat Major by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
8.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 4 in F Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
9.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 12 in D Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
10.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 7 in B Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
11.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 11 in E Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
12.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 15 in E Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
13.
Sonata for Keyboard No. 17 in C Minor by Josep Galles
Performer:  Michele Benuzzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 

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