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Sinfonia decima a 7
Giovanni Bononcini was a cellist who started his career in Bologna, though he was born in Modena. He was evidently something of a prodigy, for in 1685 at the age of fifteen he published three collections of instrumental music, including four sinfonias with trumpets. Although these works are technically and musically advanced – they include some of the most difficult trumpet-writing in the Bologna repertory – they are so different from the works he wrote in London in the 1720s (he was Handel’s chief operatic competitor) that earlier scholars were disinclined to believe that they were the work of the same man. Bononcini’s sinfonia uses the same scoring as the Franceschini sonata, so we felt it appropriate to use the same battery of continuo instruments.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

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Details for CDH55192 track 42
Recording date
26 March 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDA66255)
    Disc 1 Track 42
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55192
  2. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDH55192)
    Disc 1 Track 42
    Release date: April 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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