Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa – Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3 (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Stefano Cerrato & Armoniosa – Graziani 6 Sonatas for Violoncello & Continuo, Op. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:27:34 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: Classical
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Carlo Graziani, born in the Italian city of Asti c1710 was one of the earliest cello virtuosos. Well-travelled, he played in London with the 7-year-old Mozart in 1764 and left many sets of sonatas and several concertos for his instrument. He retired from the Prussian court in 1773, to be succeeded by Jean-Pierre Duport, but he continued to work for Friedrich Wilhelm II on a very generous pension. His sonatas provide a fascinating example of his artistry and ability: rapid passage work, double-stopping and extensive use of the upper register. They also illustrate the composer’s view on the melodic capabilities of the instrument. The Six Sonatas Op.3 were dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II, who must have been an exceptionally gifted pupil.

Armoniosa, also from Asti, deliver elegant, polished and affectionate performances of these sonatas by one of the key figures in the instrument’s development.

Tracklist

Carlo Graziani (? – 1787)
01. Sonata No. 1 in G Major: I. Allegro
02. Sonata No. 1 in G Major: II. Larghetto Grazioso
03. Sonata No. 1 in G Major: III. Presto
04. Sonata No. 2 in A Major: I. Allegretto Grazioso
05. Sonata No. 2 in A Major: II. Cantabile
06. Sonata No. 2 in A Major: III. Rondeau Grazioso
07. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major: I. Allegretto
08. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major: II. Largo Maestoso
09. Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major: III. Menuetto
10. Sonata No. 4 in F Major: I. Allegretto
11. Sonata No. 4 in F Major: II. Larghetto
12. Sonata No. 4 in F Major: III. Allegro Grazioso
13. Sonata No. 5 in D Major: I. Allegretto
14. Sonata No. 5 in D Major: II. Cantabile
15. Sonata No. 5 in D Major: III. Menuetto
16. Sonata No. 6 in E-Flat Major: I. Allegro Moderato
17. Sonata No. 6 in E-Flat Major: II. Largo Sostenuto
18. Sonata No. 6 in E-Flat Major: III. Aria Amoroso-Minore un poco più Andantino

Armoniosa:
Stefano Cerrato, violoncello
Marco Demaria, violoncello di continuo
Michele Barchi, harpsichord
Recorded on 15.05 & 18.05.2017 at RedDress Recording Studio
Recording, Editing and Mastering by Francesco & Stefano Cerrato
Produced by Francesco Cerrato

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