Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Pasquini: Sonatas For Two Organs / Luca Scandali, Hadrien Jourdan

Pasquini / Scandali / Jourdan
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94347   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien JourdanLuca Scandali
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernando Pasquini was a musician of considerable reputation in 17th-century Rome. Having held various organist posts throughout the city, he struck gold in 1666 when he was made organist and director of music to Prince Gianbattista Borghese. In 1706 he, along with his contemporaries and fellow musicians, Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti, was made a member of the Arcadia, a movement begun by Queen Christine of Sweden.

Keyboard music in Italy in the 1600s was to undergo a radical change, with an introduction to Rationalism and simplicity; Pasquini himself is known to have been particularly enamoured with the works of Palestrina and Frescobaldi. Aside from his skills as a performer and composer, Pasquini was also an
Read more immensely gifted teacher. Each of the sonatas for two basso continuo instruments bears the hallmarks of the partimento teaching technique, which involves a kind of dialogue between teacher and student. The sonatas include the fashionable styles of keyboard music of the time, such as the Allegro da concerto, Adagio, Fugue, Corrente and Gavotte.

The recording boasts two multi-award-winning organists. The first, Luca Scandali, was educated at the Conservatory 'G. Rossini' of Pesaro in his native Italy and has performed in festivals all over Europe. He is currently Professor of Organ and Composition for Organ at the Conservatory 'F. Morlacchi' of Perugia. The second, Swiss organist, Hadrien Jourdan, studied at the Conservatory of Geneva and regularly participates in festivals and recordings throughout Europe.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2012.
- Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710) was an Italian composer of opera and church music. A renowned virtuoso keyboard player in his day, he was one of the most important Italian composers for harpsichord and organ between Frescobaldi and Scarlatti.
- Pasquini's sonatas for two organs offer delightful dialogues between the two instruments (sometimes acting as teacher and pupil) in fashionable forms such as Allegro da Concerto and various dance forms.
- Two excellent organists enjoy their interplay on two historical organs from the 18th century.
- Organs: Pietro Nacchini, 1757; Gaetano Callido, 1785.
- Harpsichord: copy after Ignazio Mucciardi, 1789, by Giulio Fratini & Pierpaolo Pallotti, 2012.
- Contains liner notes on the works and biographies of the artists. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 1 in D major by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
2.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 2 in C major by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
3.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 3 in D minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
4.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 4 in B flat major by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
5.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 5 in B minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
6.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 6 in E minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
7.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 7 in F major by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
8.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 8 in G minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
9.
Sonata for Organ no 9 in C minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
10.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 10 in E minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
11.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 11 in G minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
12.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 12 in B flat major by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
13.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 13 in A minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 
14.
Sonata for 2 Organs no 14 in G minor by Bernardo Pasquini
Performer:  Hadrien Jourdan (Organ), Luca Scandali (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704 

Sound Samples

Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 1 in D Major: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 1 in D Major
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 2 in C Major: Sonata for Organ and Harpsichord No. 2 in C Major
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 3 in D Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 3 in D Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 4 in B-Flat Major: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 4 in B-Flat Major
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 5 in B Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 5 in B Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 6 in E Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 6 in E Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 7 in F Major: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 7 in F Major
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 8 in G Minor: Sonata for Organ and Harpsichord No. 8 in G Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 9 in C Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 9 in C Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 10 in E Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 10 in E Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 11 in G Minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 11 in G Minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 12 in B-Flat Major: Sonata for Organ and Harpsichord No. 12 in B-Flat Major
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 13 in A minor: Sonata for 2 Organs No. 13 in A minor
Sonata for 2 Keyboards No. 14 in G Minor: Sonata for Organ and Harpsichord No. 14 in G Minor

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Budget Priced and Low Risk August 16, 2014 By Wil L W. (Richwood, TX) See All My Reviews "Budget priced and low risk, works are not very inspired, the sound and playing are ok." Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In