Salvatore Lanzetti (~1710-~1780) - Six Solos (Sonatas) after an Easy and Elegant Taste for The Violoncello
The original mininova torrent for this release from April 1st is dead. So I release it here and additionally on demonoid as new torrents. Hope there are enough new folks to get the torrent going. Was requested by ai-hun, also known as Le Moa, el sabio in these parts. ;-)
Found this CD in a second hand CD shop for 7 euros and couldn't resist.
The slow parts are mostly quite sentimental. Sometimes this music is fascinatingly, or even hypnotizingly, strange.
I don't quite understand why they changed the order of the sonatas and started out with the very sentimental first sentence of sonata V. Probably the performers liked those sentimental parts most. But I find the faster, strange and often extremely original sentences so fascinating. The recording presents an "easy and elegant" set of compositions by Lanzetti who was one of the first violoncello virtuosi; it sure would be nice to get to learn his other work.
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Balazs Mate - Baroque Cello
Denes Karasszon - Baroque Cello
Igor Davidovics - theorbo, arch luth, Baroque guitar
Jeremy Joseph - harpsichord, organ
Organ restauration, tuning, blowing: Antal Szabo
a'' = 413 Hz