Cherubini: 6 Sonate Per Cimbalo

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Label: TACTUS
Catalog: TC760391
Format: COMPACT DISC

Cattani, Chiara

Luigi Cherubini is one of the most interesting artistic personalities in a historical period of great changes that straddled two centuries, the eighteenth and the nineteenth. His musical career met the best possible conditions in a city, Florence, that was extremely rich in culture and dotted with important events, ranging from the performance of Handel’s Messiah in Italian and the staging of operas by Hasse, Gluck, Paisiello, Piccinni, Rutini, and Traetta, to Mozart’s performance in 1770. The Luigi Cherubini sonatas performed by Chiara Cattani in this recording can be defined as 'galant' without depleting their meaning as compared to the great compositions of the previous period. The eighteenth century is a very prolific century for the cembalistic literature, particularly for the Sonata form, affected by various influences and changes that will bring it to its apogee in the period of the Classicism. The taste of Italian society goes through a profound mutation: it is now more pleasing with melodic expansion, clarity, transparency, and lightness, characteristics that permeate the art of this century at 360 degrees. Simplicity and proportion are the pillars of the structure and together favor the emanation of a sense of vividness and fervor that makes writing energetic and never obvious.

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