Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari - Duets For Harp And Pia

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Catalog: DYN-CDS7953

Bognetti, Elisa; Delpriori, Luca; Perrucci, Paola; Mazzoli, Carlo

Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari studied in Naples before finding esteem in the Parisian musical world of the late 1780s. Fleeing the Revolution he settled in London. His compositions divide equally between vocal and chamber music, but also include two piano concertos. His Four Duets for Piano and Harp reveal clearly the main features of his art: easy melodic grace founded on his studies with Paisiello, high musical quality, formal balance, and a veneration of Haydn and Mozart. Intended for professionals and amateurs alike, slow movements are expressive and rondos full of vigor. In this recording original instruments are used to do full justice to the period timbre of Ferrariā€™s dialogues between fortepiano and harp.

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