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Giovanni Platti: 6 Sonatas for Cello & Continuo / Sebastian Hess, baroque cello; Axel Wolf, lute and theorbo

Audio Samples

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 1 in D major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 2 in G major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 3 in A major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 4 in C minor
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 5 in B flat major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 6 in F major

Album Summary

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 1 in D major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 2 in G major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 3 in A major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 4 in C minor
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 5 in B flat major
>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 6 in F major
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Sebastian Hess (baroque violoncello) and Alex Wolf (lute and theorbo) combine their talents to record the six sontatas of Giovanni Benedetto Platti. Not much is known of the life of the Italian composer; however, when studying the original manuscripts of this composition, it is apparent that Platti did not write hurriedly or carelessly, but rather intentionally and with beautiful and elegant notation- a rare quality and one to be appreciated for many more generations to come.

American Record Guide
sensitively played and shows up the variety of approach inherent in the music with broadly-paced slow movements and dance-like fast ones.

Gramophone
The sonatas for cello and basso continuo (the latter here imaginatively and sensitively realised on lute and theorbo by Axel Wolf) show Platti to have been a more interesting composer than might be thought. ... the real surprise comes in Platti's seemingly effortless and endless melodic invention. They are given here by Sebastian Hess in elegant and beautifully shaped performances which range from steely virtuosity in the fast passagework to warm-toned lyricism in the slow movements. Fine advocacy for some hidden gems.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010).



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Works Details

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 1 in D major
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Theorbo); Axel Wolf (Lute)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 2 in G major
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Lute); Axel Wolf (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 3 in A major
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Lute); Axel Wolf (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 4 in C minor
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Lute); Axel Wolf (Theorbo)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 5 in B flat major
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Theorbo); Axel Wolf (Lute)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725

>Platti, Giovanni : Sonata for solo cello & continuo No 6 in F major
  • Performers: Axel Wolf (Theorbo); Axel Wolf (Lute)
  • Notes: Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg (09/14/2010-09/16/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725