“Pergolesi’s fortune” is the world premiere recording of works for keyboard wrongly attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Domenico Alberti, Carlo Ignazio Monza) and the only one surely written by the Jesi’s composer.
This CD is the album of the week on KDFC, a San Francisco Radio station specialized in classical music.
The Italian composer was so famous that even after his untimely death, the demand for his music continued to be huge. As a result, some unscrupulous publishers put Pergolesi’s name on works by other composers. This caused a great deal of confusion over the years. Which works are actually by Pergolesi and which are spurious?
This recording aims to set the record straight. Italian pianist Marco Sollini performs.