Discovering the Piano

LODOVICO GIUSTINI (1685-1743): Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Suite No. 2 in F, HWV 427, DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757): Sonatas in G, K.547, in B Minor, K.87, in D, K.118 and in D, K.119, GIOVANNI BENEDETTO PLATTI (c.1697-1763): Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1/4, DOMENICO ALBERTI (1710-1740): Sonata in A, Op. 1/5, ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783): Sonatas in C Minor, Marvin 23 & 24.

Catalogue Number: 03S025

Label: Passacaille

Reference: 1024

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Since the only unusual repertoire here is the Giustini and he’s here precisely because he wrote this sonata for precisely this type of piano, what we have here is a feast for historical piano enthusiasts. The composers have been chosen due to the likelihood of their having heard or played a Cristofori piano at some point in their careers. For those of you who haven’t heard a Cristofori, it sounds more like a piano than almost anything else built before the 19th century. Linda Nicholson (reconstructed 1730 Cristofori-Ferrini fortepiano).

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