Emilio Percan: Affettuoso | Onyx ONYX4099

Emilio Percan: Affettuoso


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4099

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 5th March 2012



Emilio Percan (violin)
Oriol Aymat-Fuste (cello)
Luca Quintaville (harpsichord)


Geminiani, Francesco

Violin Sonatas (12), op.1
» 2 Sonatas

Handel, George Frideric

Violin Sonata in D major, HWV371

Piani, Giovanni Antonio

Sonatas (12), op.1
» 4 Sonatas


Emilio Percan (violin)
Oriol Aymat-Fuste (cello)
Luca Quintaville (harpsichord)


Giovanni Antonio Piani (1678–1760) was one of the most important violinists of the Baroque era, and his reputation today rests upon the surviving 12 sonatas of his Op.1 set published in 1712 (all his other works are lost). In an unusually long and detailed preface to the sonatas, Piani provided highly detailed instructions on bowing, fingering, dynamics, ornamentation and tempi. In effect, this is the most detailed instruction manual for students of the Baroque violin and the performance practice of the day. Piani worked in Paris and Vienna, and is one of the key figures in the French violin school from Lully to Viotti.

Emilio Percan, a member of l’arte del mondo (ONYX4068), has programmed four Piani sonatas with two contemporary London-based masters – Geminiani and Handel, whose late and great Sonata in D is a masterwork of the late Baroque.

Piani’s music is beautifully crafted and melodic and his works on this CD are receiving their world premiere recordings.

Played on baroque instruments.

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