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Cambini: Chamber Works / Sans Souci Ensemble

Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 740303   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Maria Cambini
Performer:  Serena MancusoGiuseppe NalinMarco VincenziMarcello Defiant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sans Souci Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is quite likely that Giuseppe Cambini influenced the Parisian milieu with his typically Italian originality. He is regarded as a pre-Romantic composer not only because he anticipated the era of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin, but above all because of his pensive search for expression. This is the “Italian-style Romanticism” that Boccherini had forestalled in his isolation at the Spanish court. This music belongs to a “graceful, light, rococo style” that is not suitable for expressing the dramatic aspect of emotions, except in a few passages in minor tonality: the harpsichord predominates, the violin and oboe accompany it, with occasional solo parts, and the cello doubles the bass. The handwritten word “quartetti” therefore Read more indicates a style that is different from that of the Baroque sonata a tre, where the harpsichord and the cello were confined to the accompaniment. The trio – originally for flute, oboe and bassoon – belongs to a collection of six trios, op. 45, that are very well-crafted, brilliant, with occasional hints of sadness. Rather than pre-Romantic, this music is the climax of the classical chamber-music era. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartets (5) for for Harpsichord, Violin, Oboe and Cello by Giuseppe Maria Cambini
Performer:  Serena Mancuso (Cello), Giuseppe Nalin (Oboe), Marco Vincenzi (Harpsichord),
Marcello Defiant (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sans Souci Ensemble
Trios (6) for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon, Op. 45: no 5 in D major by Giuseppe Maria Cambini
Performer:  Giuseppe Nalin (Oboe), Serena Mancuso (Cello), Marcello Defiant (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sans Souci Ensemble

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