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Sammartini: Harpsichord Sonatas / Piolanti


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 701902  
Composer:  Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giovanni Battista Sammartini, main exponent of the eighteenth century Milanese instrumental school, was not only a reference for local musicians, but also enjoyed international fame; he was “the most European character of the Milanese scene of the time” (G. Pestelli, 1982). A prominent figure in a complex era, witness and advocate of those stylistic and formal metamorphoses that marked the gradual transition from the late Baroque, heavily influenced by the violinistic school, to the mature gallant style anticipating the classicism by reaching an idiomatic accomplishment. The award-winning harpsichordist Susanna Piolanti performs this unpublished collection of sonatas mostly edited in London during the eighteenth century, in which the search Read more for and the consolidation of a new language never ends: “I will, I will, but my harpsichord will kill me”, senior Sammartini answers to his customers’ requests. After all, the work of a composer always starts from the keyboard. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Collection of Lessons, Book 1: Sonata for Harpsichord in G Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
A Collection of Lessons, Book 1: Sonata for Harpsichord in E-Flat Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
A Collection of Lessons, Book 2: Sonata for Harpsichord in D Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
A Collection of Lessons, Book 3: Sonata for Harpsichord in G Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
A Collection of Lessons, Book 3: Sonata for Harpsichord in C Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Select Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord: No. 3 in B-Flat Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7.
Select Sonatas (6) for Harpsichord: No. 4 in C Major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Performer:  Susanna Piolanti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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