CelloEvolution from Bologna to Cothen | Glossa GCD923109

CelloEvolution from Bologna to Cothen


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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCD923109

Barcode: 8424562231092

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 25th March 2022



What was the first composition ever written for solo violoncello? What was composed before Bach created his extraordinary suites for solo cello? These questions drove the cellist Josetxu Obregón to devote himself to the beginnings of solo literature for his instrument

These beginnings can be found in the city of Bologna, which, with its brilliant Capella Musicale and the Accademia Filarmonica, made a decisive contribution to the development of the violin and the cello.

Obregón presents two ricercari by Domenico Gabrielli from 1688 as the first specific works for unaccompanied solo cello. Further stations on the way from Bologna to Cöthen to the climax of this genre with Bach's six suites are compositions by Vitali, Galli, de Ruvo, Dall'Abaco, Supriano and Colombi.

Bach's works are also presented by Obregón, but in an unusual way - he takes a dance movement from each of Bach's suites and then places them - as a comparison of styles - between the works from his Italian anthology.

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