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Track(s) taken from CDA67225

Sonata in G major 'La pezzoli'

1656; Sonate da chiesa e da camera, Op 4, Venice

The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: June 2000
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2001
Total duration: 4 minutes 20 seconds


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'Robin Blaze has justifiably moved quickly into the elite of counter-tenors. Not only is he convincing vocally but his interpretative instincts are sound' (Cathedral Music)

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'An appealing concert of Venetian sacred music … as always with Hyperion, gorgeous sound' (Early Music)
Legrenzi’s Sonata ‘La Pezzoli’ is in clearly defined sections and is relatively unadventurous in its technical demands; it makes its effect with suave and melodious writing and the central section has successive solos for the string players – a typical mid-century device.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2001

La Sonata « La Pezzoli » de Legrenzi est conçue en sections clairement définies, tout en étant relativement peu aventureuse dans ses exigences techniques. Elle donne l’impression d’une écriture suave et mélodieuse et la section centrale révèle des passages solistes successifs pour les instrumentistes – une caractéristique du milieu de siècle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 2001
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Legrenzis Sonata ‘La Pezzoli’ ist in klar umrissene Abschnitte eingeteilt und hinsichtlich ihrer technischen Anforderungen relativ konventionell; sie erzielt ihre Wirkung mit beredter, melodischer Stimmführung, und der Mittelteil enthält aufeinanderfolgende Soli für die Streicher – eine für die Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts typische Eigenheit.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 2001
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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