Galuppi: Complete Harpsichord Concertos

Galuppi: Complete Harpsichord Concertos
Composer Baldassare Galuppi
Artist Roberto Loreggian harpsichord
Ensemble ConSerto Musico
Format 2 CD
Cat. number 94161
EAN code 5028421941615
Release November 2011

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About this release

Baldassare Galuppi was born on the Italian island of Burano in 1706, and died in Venice in 1785. His life was an extremely eventful and productive one for the son of a humble barber and violinist in the village band.

After his father gave him his first musical education, he composed his first opera at the age of 16, following this by taking up studies with Lotti. A steady flow of operas followed, and Goldoni became his regular librettist – distinguishing his operas from a literary viewpoint as well as a musical one. He lived in London from 1741-3, and in St Petersburg from 1765-8. He later became Vice Chapel Master in St Marks, Venice in 1748 before becoming Chapel Master in 1762.

Apart from Galuppi’s vast body of work for the opera house, he was also a prolific composer of concertos and chamber music. These CDs contain his entire harpsichord concertos, which are generally in the traditional fast–slow–fast pattern of the classical concerto. Cadenzas had started to become fashionable in the mid 18th century, and the soloist has taken the liberty of utilising cadenzas composed by Muzio Clementi for use in these recordings.

OTHER INFORMATION:
- Recordings made in 2011
- Booklet note
- Excellently played by Roberto Loreggian and his group. Loreggian is universally praised for his great achievements for the Frescobaldi Edition.
- Rare and fascinating repertoire from a highly successful Italian contemporary of Haydn

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Harpsichord Concerto in C: I. Allegro
  2. Harpsichord Concerto in C: II. Largo
  3. Harpsichord Concerto in C: III. Allegro
  4. Harpsichord Concerto in E-Flat: I. Allegro ma non presto
  5. Harpsichord Concerto in E-Flat: II. Largo
  6. Harpsichord Concerto in E-Flat: III. Allegro
  7. Harpsichord Concerto in G: I. Allegro
  8. Harpsichord Concerto in G: II. Andantino con moto
  9. Harpsichord Concerto in G: III. Allegro
  10. Harpsichord Concerto in F: I. Allegro
  11. Harpsichord Concerto in F: II. Andante
  12. Harpsichord Concerto in F: III. Allegro ma non presto
  13. Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor: I. Allegro assai
  14. Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor: II. Andantino
  15. Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor: III. Allegro ma non presto
  16. Harpsichord Concerto in A: I. Non tanto allegro
  17. Harpsichord Concerto in A: II. Andante
  18. Harpsichord Concerto in A: III. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Concerto for flute, strings and basso continuo: I. Allegro
  2. Concerto for flute, strings and basso continuo: II. Adagio
  3. Concerto for flute, strings and basso continuo: III. Allegro assai
  4. Concerto in D, Attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn, Hob. XVIII,, No. 2: I. Allegro moderato
  5. Concerto in D, Attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn, Hob. XVIII,, No. 2: II. Andante
  6. Concerto in D, Attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn, Hob. XVIII,, No. 2: III. Allegro
  7. Concerto in G for flute, harpsichord and strings, Harpsichord part reconstructed by Mario Folena: I. Allegro
  8. Concerto in G for flute, harpsichord and strings, Harpsichord part reconstructed by Mario Folena: II. Andante
  9. Concerto in G for flute, harpsichord and strings, Harpsichord part reconstructed by Mario Folena: III. Allegretto
  10. Harpsichord Concerto in F: I. Allegro non tanto
  11. Harpsichord Concerto in F: II. Grave
  12. Harpsichord Concerto in F: III. Presto