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Domenico Alberti

(Venezia, 1717 ca – Roma, 1740 ca)

VIII Sonate per clavicembalo Op.1

Filippo Emanuele Ravizza (harpsichord - copy Pascal Taskin, Parigi 1769)

1 CD STEREO DDD - Durata: 63:59
12 pages booklet, Italian/English

€12,00

COD: 2067-e

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Tracklist
1 Sonata I in sol maggiore: Andante 5:24
2 Sonata I in sol maggiore: Andante 2:10
3 Sonata II in fa maggiore: Allegro moderato 5:34
4 Sonata II in fa maggiore: Allegro assai 4:00
5 Sonata III in do maggiore: Allegro ma non tanto 4:33
6 Sonata III in do maggiore: Minuetto 2:11
7 Sonata IV in sol minore: Allegro 3:45
8 Sonata IV in sol minore: Giga: Presto 2:29
9 Sonata V in la maggiore: Andante moderato 4:22
10 Sonata V in la maggiore: Allegro 4:05
11 Sonata VI in sol maggiore: Allegro moderato 3:28
12 Sonata VI in sol maggiore: Allegro 1:47
13 Sonata VII in fa maggiore: Allegro 3:57
14 Sonata VII in fa maggiore: Tempo di minuetto 5:34
15 Sonata VIII in sol maggiore: Allegro 6:15
16 Sonata VIII in sol maggiore: Presto assai 4:25

 

Description

Setting conspiracy theories aside, which every once in a while even work their way into musicology, it is beyond all doubt that the astonishing development of German music to say the very least overshadowed Italian music and put excellent Italian musicians in a distant second place, if not sending them directly to oblivion. Think of Händel (not to mention young Mozart) and his widely acknowledged debt to Italy, where both of them completed their musical training. Or again, Hayden and Nicola Porpora. Think too of Clementi, the “father of the piano”, in some respects symbolic of all Italian musicians, relegated to the role of a boring, pedantic pedagogue who liked chastising young pianists, that is until Horowitz set off the recent Renaissance by recording his music. And yet it was Clementi who dueled with Mozart for the entertainment of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (for the record, in a verdict worthy of Solomon that says it all, he declared the outcome even). And it was he who put a young, adoring Beethoven “under contract”.
Without quite attaining the same heights, this is also the story of Domenico Alberti, who is today remembered for the most part as an ‘adjective’ as in ‘basso albertino’ – which, moreover, he probably did not invent. The recording of the entire Opera prima is not only a long overdue tribute and recognition of Italian talent, but also a pleasant dive into Galante Style, emphasizing melody and sentiment, which still conquers and seduces, just as it did way back then.

Artwork: Gianluca Corona,Supina ,2007- oil on wood

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