Sammartini - Trio I, III, IV, V and Sonata III | Tactus TC704402

Sammartini - Trio I, III, IV, V and Sonata III

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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC704402

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st August 2007

Contents

Artists

Roberto Noferini (violin I)
Gianfranco Iannetta (violin II)
Andrea Noferini (cello)
Bruno Canino (clavicembalo)

Works

Sammartini, Giovanni

Cello Sonata in G major
Trio no.1 in G major
Trio no.3 in A major
Trio no.4 in C major
Trio no.5 in G minor

Artists

Roberto Noferini (violin I)
Gianfranco Iannetta (violin II)
Andrea Noferini (cello)
Bruno Canino (clavicembalo)

About

Giovanni Battista Sammartini, considered by contemporaries as one of the greatest composers of his time, was born into a family of Italian musicians of French origin, the Saint‐Martin. Three hundred years after his birth, Sammartini is finally becoming better known, thanks to new discoveries and analyses of his compositions, and important articles and critical editions of his works.
 
The approximately 450 extant works (in addition to the many scores irretrievably lost) testify to a composer who undertook the writing of virtually every vocal and instrumental genre of the time, including some of the more unusual ones: symphonies—for which the Milanese school was particularly noted—and many other instrumental compositions, two oratorios, some liturgical works, and numerous concertos, concertinos, string quintets and quartets, trios, duos, sonatas for harpsichord, a few theatrical works, dramatic compositions d’occasione, etc. The majority of the manuscripts or prints are preserved in libraries throughout Europe, while Milan, strangely enough, contains only a small number of manuscripts.
 
Sammartini’s limited discography demonstrates how much work there is still to be done in the fields of critical editions and publications of this author, who unquestionably deserves greater attention.

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