CARLO ANTONIO CAMPIONI (1720-1788): 6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op. 4b.
Catalogue Number: 04W017
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Born as Charles-Antoine Campion in the Lorraine region of France, Campioni made the decisive move to Florence as a 17-year-old violinist, probably studying with Tartini in his famous ‘school of nations’ in Padova. He was also an accomplished harpsichordist, as this collection of sonatas amply demonstrates. Full of elegant writing, graceful melodies and graceful ornamentation, the six sonatas fuse Classical-era and Baroque forms: sonata-form movements with dances such as gigues and minuets, and arpeggiated preludes such as one finds in the dance suites of Bach and Couperin. Simone Stella (harpsichord), Valerio Losito (violin).