GIOVANNI BATTISTA COSTANZI (1704-1778): 5 Sinfonie for Cello and Continuo, Sonata da camera for 2 Cellos “ad uso di corni da caccia”, GIOVANNI SOLLIMA (b.1962): The Hunting Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 05S017
Reference: GCD 923802
Description: If the four-movement sonata da chiesa structure favored by Corelli is still apparent in some of these sinfonias, there is a greater openess to the galant style and influences coming from elsewhere in Europe and from across Italy (and the melodic inventiveness and harmonic liberty to which Costanzi was given), for all that the composer may have not ventured far outside Rome. A new composition by Sollima himself - another cellist-composer - takes off from Costanzi's almost programmatic Sonata for two cellos, "ad uso di corni da caccia". Giovanni Sollima (cello), Monika Leskovar (second cello), Gianluca Ubaldi (timpani, tamburello), Arianna Art Ensemble.