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Paradiso plays Paradisi

Catalogue numberBIS-2415 SACD
Release date2020-05-01
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time87:57

From Sonate di gravicembalo

As Anna Paradiso writes in her liner notes to this disc ‘the history of music is full of fine composers who, for one reason or another, have been largely forgotten.’ In the case of Pietro Domenico Paradisi, it is only thanks to his Sonate di gravicembalo that he has escaped complete obscurity. Even his name is less than certain – is it Paradies or Paradisi? We know that he sometimes added the epithet ‘Napolitano’ to his signature, and it’s presumed that he was born in or around Naples c. 1706. He may have studied with Nicola Porpora, but otherwise little is known about him before his arrival in England in 1746. There he composed an opera, but was primarily recognised as a harpsichord teacher and performer.

The collection of twelve sonatas was first published in London in 1754, and ten of them have been selected for this amply filled disc (almost 88 minutes of music!). The sonatas appeared at a time when the clavichord remained in use, the harpsichord enjoyed its glory days and the fortepiano was beginning to come into its own. Anna Paradiso has therefore chosen to play on all three instruments – with the clavichord and the fortepiano being historic examples from 1792 and 1802 respectively. Highly acclaimed for her recordings of solo works and chamber music by the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman, Anna Paradiso now lets us enjoy the playfulness and expressivity of Paradisi’s approach to keyboard playing.
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    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
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    • MP3 Stereo
$ 21.07
Extra material for download
  Composer: Paradisi, Pietro Domenico
  Sonata X in D major 06:27
01 Vivace 04:54 $ 1.18 USD
02 Presto 01:33 $ 0.37 USD
  Sonata I in G major 06:08
03 Allegro 03:43 $ 0.89 USD
04 Vivace 02:25 $ 0.58 USD
  Sonata IV in G minor 11:06
05 Andante 09:24 $ 2.26 USD
06 Minuetto 01:42 $ 0.41 USD
  Sonata V in F major 08:28
07 Presto 06:30 $ 1.56 USD
08 Giga. Allegro 01:58 $ 0.47 USD
  Sonata VI in A major 08:09
09 Vivace 06:06 $ 1.46 USD
10 Allegro 02:03 $ 0.49 USD
  Sonata III in E major 08:36
11 Presto 03:23 $ 0.81 USD
12 Aria. Larghetto e cantabile 05:13 $ 1.25 USD
  Sonata II in B flat major 10:55
13 Andante 08:16 $ 1.98 USD
14 Giga. Allegro 02:39 $ 0.64 USD
  Sonata VII in B flat major 10:12
15 Allegro 08:27 $ 2.03 USD
16 Presto 01:45 $ 0.42 USD
  Sonata VIII in E minor 08:03
17 Allegro 06:26 $ 1.54 USD
18 Presto 01:37 $ 0.39 USD
  Sonata IX in A minor 09:44
19 Allegro 05:11 $ 1.24 USD
20 Andante 04:33 $ 1.09 USD
  Album total 87:57
HarpsichordParadiso, Anna
ComposerParadisi, Pietro Domenico
FortepianoParadiso, Anna
ClavichordParadiso, Anna

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