Domenico Alberti - Complete Keyboard Music | Brilliant Classics 95161

Domenico Alberti - Complete Keyboard Music


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95161

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 4th December 2015



This 4CD set contains the complete keyboard music by Domenico Alberti, a First Recording!

Domenico Alberti lived a short but very productive life, from 1710 to 1740. He was famous as a composer, cembalo player and singer (the world famous castrato Farinelli heard him sing, and recognised in him a fearful rival).

Alberti's claim to fame is his 'discovery' of the so‐called Alberti‐bass: the accompanying left hand chord broken in a certain way (like c‐g‐e‐g etc). This figure forms the basis of the Viennese classical style, and was used by all composers of keyboard sonatas and sonatinas.

Albertiís Sonatas and Toccatas are in two movements, the first an allegro in free form, followed by a mellow andante in arioso style.

In order to achieve maximum variety, Manuel Tomadin performs these works on three instruments: an historic organ (1773 Francesco Dacci organ), a harpsichord and a fortepiano.

Manuel Tomadin has already recorded successfully for Brilliant Classics, notably the Leipziger Chorale by Bach (BC94456).

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