GIOVANNI BENEDETTO PLATTI (1687-1763): Harpsichord Concertos in G, I 54, in C, I 48, in F, I 52 and in A, I 57, Violin Concerto in A, I 18.

Catalogue Number: 01W018

Label: CPO

Reference: 555 219-2

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: Platti was a highly regarded virtuoso and composer who was above all very imaginative and fond of experimentation. The writing style of his harpsichord and cello sonatas, trios, and concertos is often so highly original that they practically had to be rediscovered sooner or later. The selection of works recorded here also shows that this Italian-in-Franconia was an artist who in particular expertly negotiated oscillating harmonic boundaries, never reached his limits with the means of expression available to him at the time, and formulated astonishing solutions to meet the needs of instrumental virtuosos. Roberto Loreggian (harpsichord), L’Arte dell’Arco; Federico Guglielmo (violin).


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