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Galuppi: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 3

Galuppi / Napoli
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572672   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Known as Il Buranello after his island birthplace of Burano, opera composer Baldassare Galuppi was also admired as a keyboard player. His sonatas are quiet, refined gems of the utmost elegance and lyricism, with expressive contrasts ranging from poignant operatic aria style movements to the energetic influence of Scarlatti. This selection includes late works from the Passatempo al Cembalo. Matteo Napoli has been praised for his “enviable poise” (International Record Review) in volume 1 (8.572263) and “finely nuanced” playing (Fanfare) in volume 2 (8.572490). Known as Il Buranello after his island birthplace of Burano, opera composer Baldassare Galuppi was also admired as a keyboard player. His sonatas are quiet, refined gems of the utmost elegance and lyricism, with expressive contrasts ranging from poignant operatic aria style movements to the energetic influence of Scarlatti. This selection includes late works from the Passatempo al Cembalo. Matteo Napoli has been praised for his “enviable poise” (International Record Review) in volume 1 (8.572263) and “finely nuanced” playing (Fanfare) in volume 2 (8.572490). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Keyboard Sonata in F major [Illy No. 36] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
2. Keyboard Sonata in E major [Illy No. 41] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
3. Keyboard Sonata in C minor [Illy No. 38] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
4. Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy No. 23] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
5. Keyboard Sonata in A minor [Illy No. 66] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
6. Keyboard Sonata in A minor [Illy No. 43] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
7. Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Illy no 30 by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
8. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, Illy no 50 by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
9. Sonata for Keyboard in A minor by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Matteo Napoli (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 66: I. Andante
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 66: II. Allegro, Illy No. 73
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 66: III. Largo, Illy No. 74
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 66: IV. Allegro e spiritoso
Keyboard Sonata in C major, Illy No. 30: II. Presto
Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Illy No. 38: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Illy No. 38: II. Allegretto
Keyboard Sonata in F major, Illy No. 36: I. Andantino, e con espressione
Keyboard Sonata in F major, Illy No. 36: II. Allegro assai
Keyboard Sonata in F major, Illy No. 36: III. Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 23: I. Andantino
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 23: II. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 23: III. Andante spiritoso
Keyboard Sonata in A minor: I. Siciliana
Keyboard Sonata in A minor: II. Allegro, Illy No. 68
Keyboard Sonata in F major, Illy No. 50: I. Largo
Keyboard Sonata in F major, Illy No. 50: II. Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Illy No. 43: I. Larghetto cantabile
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Illy No. 43: II. Allegro vivace
Keyboard Sonata in E major, Illy No. 41: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata in E major, Illy No. 41: II. Larghetto con 6 Variazioni

Customer Reviews

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 A good series October 26, 2013 By steven howes (Winnipeg, MB) See All My Reviews "Well recorded, just like the other 2 CDs. A nice addition to the series. I'll keep buying them as long as they keep making them." Report Abuse
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