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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55192
Recording details: March 1987
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

'A cornucopia of riches' (Fanfare, USA)

'Beautiful, newly-presented music. The achievement is quite breathtaking' (Hi-Fi News)

Suonata a 7 Con due Trombe
composer

Grave  [0'51]
Allegro  [1'23]
Adagio  [1'55]
Allegro  [2'11]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Petronio Franceschini was born in Bologna – as his Christian name indicates – and spent his short working life there as a cellist. His trumpet sonata, one of only two surviving instrumental works, dates from the last year of his life and is one of the finest works in the Bolognese repertory, not least for its rhythmic energy and unusual harmonies – including the repeated use of A minor harmonies in a D major work. The rich scoring, with cello, trombone, ‘contrabasso’, theorbo and organ, is precisely specified in the original set of parts at Bologna.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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