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Galuppi: Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2 / Matteo Napoli, piano

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  1. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 14: I. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 14: II. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, Illy No. 14: III. Giga: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 2: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 2: II. Giga $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Illy No. 34: I. Larghetto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Illy No. 34: II. Allegro sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Illy No. 34: III. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C major, Illy No. 27: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C major, Illy No. 27: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in C major, Illy No. 27: III. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Illy No. 24: I. Cantabile $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Illy No. 24: II. Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, Illy No. 24: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 56: I. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Illy No. 56: II. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D major, Illy No. 1: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D major, Illy No. 1: II. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Galuppi — Keyboard Sonata in D major, Illy No. 1: III. Variations: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy no 14]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 2]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in C minor [Illy no 34]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in C major [Illy no 27]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in E flat major [Illy no 24]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 56, R. 1.4.03]
>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 1]
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Venetian composer Baldassare Galuppi's reputation rests principally on his pioneering series of comic operas. However, trained by Antonio Lotti, Galuppi was also a keyboard player of distinction who served at the court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg. Twelve keyboard sonatas were published during his lifetime, but Hedda Illy's catalogue lists over 100 and reveals that Galuppi not only inherited the brilliance and panache of Domenico Scarlatti but anticipated the expressive writing of Mozart. The first volume in Matteo Napoli's series (8572263) was commended as "a good choice for connoisseurs of 18th century keyboard music." (MusicWeb International)

American Record Guide
Galuppi's keyboard sonatas may seem to be composed squarely in the cliches and conventions of the Galant style. Under that surface lies Galuppi's highly distilled personal rhetoric, full of drama and imagination. Napoli employs a great deal of variety of touch and articulation to penetrate the inner workings of these sonatas. His melodic right-hand playing is relaxed, simple, and elegant... The cover art, a lovely photo of a Venetian Lagoon in Burano, Galuppi's hometown, is a splendid visual complement to Galuppi's sonatas.

Fanfare
[Pianist Matteo Napoli's] playing is always finely nuanced, with expressive details emerging even during the most mechanical sequential passages. The works... seem to fit quite well on the modern piano... these works show that Galuppi was cognizant of the evolution of style during his life and used it to best advantage.

MusicWeb International
Galuppi's voice is original, his musicianship masterly and mellifluous. Sonata after Sonata brims with elegant melody and fluent invention, varied, graceful and rewarding, and unblighted by bravura for its own sake. It comes as no surprise that it was not only his opera music that was in great demand. The memorable Sonata in D, one of Galuppi's best, brings Napoli's splendid programme to a sparkling end

The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics
A thoroughly delightful album from start to finish. The music often brings to mind Scarlatti - although these are fully-formed, mostly three movement works, even if mostly on the short side. They predate Mozart and Haydn, but abound in melodic inventiveness and lively, good humour that serve as the vehicles for Mo. Napoli's sparkling virtuosity, in an ideal acoustical setting and a great-sounding Steinway-D grand piano.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009).



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>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in B flat major [Illy no 14]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 2]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in C minor [Illy no 34]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in C major [Illy no 27]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in E flat major [Illy no 24]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 56, R. 1.4.03]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Galuppi, Baldassare : Keyboard Sonata in D minor [Illy no 1]
  • Performer: Matteo Napoli (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (10/31/2009-11/01/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical