AZZOLINO DELLA CIAIA (1671-1755): Complete Keyboard Works - Harpsichord Sonatas Nos. 1-6, for Organ: 12 Saggi, 6 Ricercari, Messa, Pastorale.
Catalogue Number: 09S017
Reference: TC 60480
Description: Della Ciaia was an organ-builder as well as a composer and keyboard performer and this release makes the case for his being one of the most innovative composers of his time, working in the Italian style of Frescobaldi through Pasquini and to Alessandro Scarlatti while being cognizant of contemporary French keyboard style and stretching the performer’s technique with an almost orchestral vision of sound. 3 CDs. Mara Fanelli (harpsichord), Olimpio Medori (organ of Pieve di S. Maria Assunta, Gavinana, Pistoia).