Here we present the fourth and last CD of the complete harpsichord works (18 Sonatas in total) by Giovanni Benedetto Platti (Padua 1697 – Wuerzburg 1763) giving us the chance to listen from Sonata XV up to Sonata XVIII. All of Platti’s work demonstrates his intention to broaden the stylistic horizons of the time, starting from a quintessential Baroque foundation and evolving to the borders of Classicism. Fausto Torrefranca, one of the major Italian critics and the first to study Platti, wrote in his fundamental publication “Giovanni Benedetto Platti e la Sonata moderna”: “How to portray Giovanni Benedetto Platti […] He was a true artist, that is certain, but he was also a great artist and must take his place in history among the most important authors of instrumental music. […] As far as music for harpsichord is concerned […] his style stands out over that of his contemporaries. To have a clear idea, just choose and read one after another, those works in which he had been able to instill his true personality in the most concise and brilliant way; he conquered a place in the world of the indisputable, the highest sphere of art.”
Artwork: Gianluca Corona, Cascata, 2006, oil on wood
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