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Francesco Geminiani: 6 Sonatas for Cello and basso continuo op. 5  

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Concerto 2061

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Total time 55:11

Francesco Geminiani
CD 2061
Enrico Bronzi, cello
Michele Barchi, harpsichord
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[1] Sonata IV in Si bem maggiore - Andant e 0'26"
[2] Sonata IV in Si bem maggiore - Allegro moderato 3'05"
[3] Sonata IV in Si bem maggiore - Grave 0'50"
[4] Sonata IV in Si bem maggiore - Allegro 1'00"
[5] Sonata I in La maggiore - Andante 1'57"
[6] Sonata I in La maggiore - Allegro 3'15"
[7] Sonata I in La maggiore - Andante 0'46"
[8] Sonata I in La maggiore - Allegro 3'49"
[9] Sonata II in Re minore - Andante 2'28"
[10] Sonata II in Re minore - Presto 2'28"
[11] Sonata II in Re minore - Adagio 0'48"
[12] Sonata II in Re minore - Allegro 4'53"
[13] Sonata V in Fa maggiore - Adagio 0'44"
[14] Sonata V in Fa maggiore - Allegro moderato 1'11"
[15] Sonata V in Fa maggiore - Adagio 2'57"
[16] Sonata V in Fa maggiore - Allegro 2'43"
[17] Sonata III in Do maggiore - Andante 1'48"
[18] Sonata III in Do maggiore - Allegro 4'09"
[19] Sonata III in Do maggiore - Affetuoso 3'26"
[20] Sonata III in Do maggiore - Allegro 2'37"
[21] Sonata VI in La minore - Adagio 0'52"
[22] Sonata VI in La minore - Allegro assai Grave 3'47"
[23] Sonata VI in La minore - Allegro - Non tanto 4'12"

For this recording of Francesco Geminiani's Sonatas op. 5 and the imaginative Baroque setting they create, we strived to ensure that the musicians' stylistically extraordinary interpretation got the acoustic quality it deserved without resorting to an excessive use of technological tricks. The result can be heard in the natural austerity of the sound thanks to the splendid dance hall at the Castello di S. Lorenzo de Picenardi (Cremona, Italy), a very special recording setting.
We wish to point out to those who particularly appreciate this music a little noticed aspect of this improvisation - guided by Enrico Bronzi's cello, which transforms the written melody into the life breath of the composer, while in the figured bass of the harpsichord Michele Barchi recreates and rebuilds the images and emotions of that period with exquisite polish. This magnificent performance inspired us to create an audio recording that gives the public the flavour of a journey back in time.

Iconography: Gianluca Corona, Meloni, 2001, oil on wood

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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