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Cimarosa: 30 Sonatas - Arrangements For Guitar

Cimarosa / Giuliani
Release Date: 03/22/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94172   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These little sonatas by Domenico Cimarosa were originally written for the fortepiano; they are transcribed for guitar here by the present performer, Claudio Giuliani. They're a bit unusual to hear on guitar, an instrument historically associated with an individual performer's virtuosity: these pieces are technically simple, playable by an advanced beginner on either instrument. Yet Giuliani's recording is welcome. This isn't familiar music in any setting, and these are delightful miniatures, among the few examples of music of the late 18th century that shows little influence from either Haydn or Mozart. They stand outside the whole line of development of pieces called sonatas. Each one poses itself a little formal problem and solves it, Read more departing from and returning to its tonic key through a unique coordination of harmonic motion (without recourse to chromatic harmony) and thematic material. The combination of extreme technical simplicity and formal sophistication draws the listener into what might at first seem an undifferentiated series of short pieces. Sample the Sonata in G minor, C. 22 (track 14) for a demonstration of Cimarosa's melodic economy, on a par with Bartók's Mikrokosmos pieces, and for Giuliani's clean playing, which gives these deceptive finds their full measure of worth. Dutch label Brilliant Classics, not known for audiophile engineering, delivers fine guitar sonics here from a studio in Rome.

-- James Manheim, AllMusic.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata(s) for Keyboard by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
2.
Sonata for Keyboard no 2 in A minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 3 in A major by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4.
Keyboard Sonata in G major, C. 4 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5.
Keyboard Sonata in C major (Allegro), C. 5 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Keyboard no 9 in D minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7.
Keyboard Sonata in C major, C. 14 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Keyboard Sonata in G major, C. 15 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, C. 16 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Keyboard no 17 in D minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11.
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, C. 18 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Keyboard Sonata in A major, C. 19 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13.
Keyboard Sonata in A major (Andante), C. 20 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
Keyboard Sonata in A major (Allegro), C. 21 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
15.
Keyboard Sonata in G minor (Andante), C. 22 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
16.
Keyboard Sonata in G major, C. 23 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
17.
Keyboard Sonata in F major, C. 24 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
18.
Keyboard Sonata in G minor (Andante), C. 25 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
19.
Keyboard Sonata in G minor (Andantino), C. 33 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20.
Keyboard Sonata in G major (Allegro), C. 34 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
21.
Sonata for Keyboard no 35 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
22.
Sonata for Keyboard no 36 in A minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Keyboard no 37 in E flat major by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
24.
Keyboard Sonata in A major (Allegro), C. 47 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
25.
Sonata for Keyboard no 49 in C minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
26.
Keyboard Sonata in C major (Allegro), C. 50 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
27.
Keyboard Sonata in G major (Allegro), C. 53 by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
28.
Sonata for Keyboard no 55 in A minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
29.
Sonata for Keyboard no 56 in C Major by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
30.
Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in A minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
31.
Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in G minor by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Claudio Giuliani (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2009 
Venue:  Sound Makers Studio, Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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