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The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century Italy


"... a disc that can be thoroughly recommended.” Early Music Review 06/2013

Just as the seventeenth century saw the rise of the trio sonata to its position as the most important chamber music form, so the eighteenth century saw its decline and eventual demise. The seventh and penultimate disc in London Baroque’s highly acclaimed survey of the genre through the two centuries lets us sample these later developments in Italy, the nation where the genre had evolved some 100 years earlier. We do so through works by composers who are well-known (Vivaldi), unknown (Bonporti), known for the wrong reasons (Albinoni never composed the famous – or infamous – Adagio) and ignored by mistake (the trio sonata that inspired Stravinsky to compose Pulcinella was by Domenico Gallo and not by Pergolesi, as was long believed). Among our Italians are Locatelli and Tartini, two of the great violinist-composers of the period, as well as a trio largely active in musical centres outside of Italy: Bononcini, Sammartini and Porpora, who taught the young Haydn in Vienna in the 1750’s. Together their compositions come to form a mosaic, where proud traditions from Corelli and earlier (as seen in Vivaldi’s Folia and Albinoni’s dance suite) are gradually superseded by rococo traits.
 
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  Composer: Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni
  Balletto in G major, Op.3 No.3 05:28
01 Preludio 01:09 $ 0.28 USD
02 Allemanda 01:42 $ 0.41 USD
03 Corrente 01:53 $ 0.45 USD
04 Gavotta 00:44 $ 0.18 USD
 
  Sonata in G minor, Op.6 No.7 04:58
05 Adagio 01:51 $ 0.44 USD
06 Allemanda 01:28 $ 0.35 USD
07 Giga 01:39 $ 0.40 USD
 
08 Folia, Op.1 No.12 09:24 $ 2.26 USD
 
  Composer: Bononcini, Giovanni
  Sonata II from XII Sonatas for the Chamber 08:11
09 Largo – Andante 02:32 $ 0.61 USD
10 Lento 01:35 $ 0.38 USD
11 Allegro 01:37 $ 0.39 USD
12 Menuet I. Non presto – Menuet II. Presto 02:27 $ 0.59 USD
 
 
  Composer: Porpora, Nicola
  Sonata, Op.2 No.III 11:01
13 Adagio sostenuto 02:12 $ 0.53 USD
14 Allegro 02:48 $ 0.67 USD
15 Adagio 02:19 $ 0.56 USD
16 Allegro 03:42 $ 0.89 USD
 
 
  Composer: Sammartini, Giuseppe
  Sonata V from XII Sonate a due Violini, e Violoncello, e
Cembalo, se piace, Opera Terza
09:31
17 Andante sostenuto 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
18 Allegro 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
19 Sarabanda. Allegro ma non tanto e grazioso – Allegro –
Sarabanda d.c.
04:39 $ 1.12 USD
 
 
  Composer: Locatelli, Pietro Antonio
  Sonata in D major, Op.8 No.8 13:18
20 Largo andante 02:54 $ 0.70 USD
21 Vivace 04:07 $ 0.99 USD
22 Cantabile 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
23 [Alla Breve] – Adagio 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
24 Allegro molto 01:33 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Gallo, Domenico
  Sonata No.1 in G major 05:52
25 Moderato 02:37 $ 0.63 USD
26 Andantino 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
27 Presto 01:27 $ 0.35 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tartini, Giuseppe
  Suonata a tre in D minor 09:16
28 Allegro 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
29 Largo andante 03:54 $ 0.94 USD
30 Presto 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
 
  Album total 76:59
ComposerAlbinoni, Tomaso Giovanni
Bononcini, Giovanni
Gallo, Domenico
Locatelli, Pietro Antonio
Porpora, Nicola
Sammartini, Giuseppe
Tartini, Giuseppe
Vivaldi, Antonio
Baroque ensembleLondon Baroque

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