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Giovanni Battista Somis (1686-1763): Chamber Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord, Op. 2 (1723) / Roberto Noferini, violin; Chiara Cattani, harpsichord

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  1. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: III. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Somis — Sonata da camera in B-Flat Major, Op. 2 No. 2: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Somis — Sonata da camera in B-Flat Major, Op. 2 No. 2: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Somis — Sonata da camera in B-Flat Major, Op. 2 No. 2: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: II. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Minor, Op. 2 No. 3: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Major, Op. 2 No. 4: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Major, Op. 2 No. 4: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Major, Op. 2 No. 4: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Somis — Sonata da camera in E Minor, Op. 2 No. 5: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Somis — Sonata da camera in E Minor, Op. 2 No. 5: II. Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Somis — Sonata da camera in E Minor, Op. 2 No. 5: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Major, Op. 2 No. 6: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Major, Op. 2 No. 6: II. Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Major, Op. 2 No. 6: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Somis — Sonata da camera in F Major, Op. 2 No. 7: I. Agagio $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Somis — Sonata da camera in F Major, Op. 2 No. 7: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Somis — Sonata da camera in F Major, Op. 2 No. 7: III. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Major, Op. 2 No. 8: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Major, Op. 2 No. 8: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Somis — Sonata da camera in C Major, Op. 2 No. 8: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Somis — Sonata da camera in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 9: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Somis — Sonata da camera in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 9: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Somis — Sonata da camera in B Minor, Op. 2 No. 9: III. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: II. Allegro ma poco $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Somis — Sonata da camera in G Minor, Op. 2 No. 1: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 11: I. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 11: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Somis — Sonata da camera in A Minor, Op. 2 No. 11: III. Grazioso $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Major, Op. 2 No. 12: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Major, Op. 2 No. 12: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Somis — Sonata da camera in D Major, Op. 2 No. 12: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Somis, Giovanni Battista : Chamber Sonatas (12) for violin & harpsichord, Op. 2
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Notes & Reviews:

It is safe to say that Giovanni Battista Somis has by now been completely forgotten, despite the great profoundness of his works, which were rather highly regarded up to the first years of the twentieth century, and were included in collections and anthologies of famous violin pieces. This edition unearths his second opus, formed of twelve three-part sonatas, each characterised by an initial slow movement followed by two fast ones. These compositions combine the great cantabile quality of the Italian style with a sparkling virtuoso inventiveness, admirably interpreted by the violinist Roberto Noferini with the basso continuo realisation of Chiara Cattani.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Church of San Girolamo, Bagnacavallo, Ravenna (12/2013).



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>Somis, Giovanni Battista : Chamber Sonatas (12) for violin & harpsichord, Op. 2
  • Performers: Chiara Cattani (Harpsichord); Roberto Noferini (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1723