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Galuppi: Sonatas For Harpsichord / Ilario Gregoletto


Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between 1990 and 2000 Ilario Gregoletto recorded four CDs of harpsichord sonatas by Baldassare Galuppi (1706-85) for the small Italian label Rivoalto. Newton Classics now reissues the discs together as a budget-priced set. The booklet notes are not completely clear in regard to the sonatas’ numbering, apart from mention of cataloging systems by Hedda Illy and Fausto Torrefranca. In any event, all but one of these 25 sonatas follow a three-movement scheme, and each is marvelously varied in mood and texture.

Among memorable moments are the No. 2 first movement’s momentary major to minor key shifts, the No. 6 first movement’s asymmetrical phrase structure, the No. 14 Allegro finale’s bravura scales and broken octaves, and No.
Read more 16’s dramatic silences and petulant outbursts of chords. There’s a natural ebb and flow to Gregoletto’s agogic stresses and tempo fluctuations that prevents the composer’s frequent “sewing machine” Alberti basses from even the slightest lurching. Furthermore, his excellent legato technique imparts a genuinely vocal feeling to the melody lines; listen, for example to No. 9’s first-movement main theme with its premonitions of Mozart. Gregoletto’s tasteful changes of registration beautifully show off his instrument’s true colors (he plays a Malcolm Rose replica of a dual-manual Pierre Donzelague model), abetted by intimate, crystal-clear sonics. A most attractive release, highly recommended.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Keyboard Sonata in G minor [Illy No. 10] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Keyboard Sonata in F major [Illy No. 28] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Keyboard Sonata in C minor [Illy No. 34] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
Keyboard Sonata in A major [Illy No. 26] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Keyboard Sonata in E major [Illy No. 16] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Keyboard Sonata in C major [Illy No. 27] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 12 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Keyboard Sonata in E flat major [Illy No. 17] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
8.
Keyboard Sonata in D major [Illy No. 45] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9.
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy No. 23] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 12 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Keyboard Sonata in A major [Illy No. 47] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
11.
Keyboard Sonata in D major [Illy No. 46] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 17 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12.
Keyboard Sonata in D major [Illy No. 31] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13.
Keyboard Sonata in F minor [Illy No. 9] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
14.
Keyboard Sonata in F major [Illy No. 12] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 13 Minutes 19 Secs. 
15.
Keyboard Sonata in E major [Illy No. 25] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 12 Minutes 13 Secs. 
16.
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy No. 14] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
17.
Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy No. 1] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
18.
Keyboard Sonata in A major [Illy No. 37] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
19.
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy No. 32] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
20.
Keyboard Sonata in C major [Illy No. 55] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
21.
Keyboard Sonata in D major [Illy No. 39] by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Ilario Gregoletto (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Centro Studi Claviere, Vittorio Veneto, 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 

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