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Antonio Soler (1729-1783): 6 Concertos for 2 Harpsichords / Agustin Alvarez Martinez, harpsichord; Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas Martin, harpsichord

Album Summary

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 1 for 2 organs in C major
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 2 for 2 organs in A minor
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 3 for 2 organs in G major
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 4 for 2 organs in F major
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 5 for 2 organs in A major
>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 6 for 2 organs in D major
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Notes & Reviews:

Antonio Soler was a scholar, musicologist (he wrote about the history of Spanish music), composer and virtuoso keyboard player. He was in the service of the Spanish Royal family, and personal tutor of the Infante Gabriel de Borbon. Soler wrote a great quantity of solo keyboard sonatas for the use at the Royal court. They are one movement works, much in the style of the sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (whom he knew personally). The sonatas abound in instrumental virtuosity, daring harmonies and attractive melodies in pre-classical style. Soler wrote the 6 Concertos for 2 Harpsichords for his royal pupil. Judging by the brilliance and vitality of these popular works the composer and his pupil must have hugely enjoyed themselves playing them. These important works are performed here by the harpsichord duo L'entretien dex clavecins, formed by Agustin Alvarez and Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas, playing magnificent copies, build by Andrea Restelli, of a Taskin and Donzelague harpsichord.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015).



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>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 1 for 2 organs in C major
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 2 for 2 organs in A minor
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 3 for 2 organs in G major
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 4 for 2 organs in F major
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 5 for 2 organs in A major
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Soler, Antonio : Concerto no 6 for 2 organs in D major
  • Performers: Agustin Alvarez (Harpsichord); Eusebio Fernandez-Villacanas (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Diego de León, Madrid, Spain (10/10/2015-10/12/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto