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Sonata a 5 in D major


The sonata by Giuseppe Maria Jacchini has the three-treble scoring as the Stradella sinfonia, though it is more old-fashioned in its structure and musical language: it is relatively short-winded and is a patchwork of six short, contrasted sections. Jacchini was a cellist in the musical establishment at San Petronio from 1680 until his death in 1727, and may have been partly responsible for developing the cello as a solo instrument in concerted sonatas; in the present sonata the central trumpet solo has a soloistic bass part that is clearly intended for his instrument.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2003

Pourvue d’une orchestration similaire à la Sinfonia de Stradella, avec trois parties aiguës donc, la Sonate de Giuseppe Maria Jacchini s’illustre par une structure et un langage musical nettement plus désuets. Réunissant six courtes sections contrastées, à la manière d’un «patchwork», elle exploite des carrures relativement concises. Violoncelliste en vue sur la scène musicale de San Petronio de 1680 à sa mort, en 1727, Jacchini est en partie à l’origine du développement du violoncelle comme instrument soliste de la sonate concertante. On pourra remarquer dans cette sonate que le solo central de la trompette est secondé par une partie de basse soliste clairement conçue pour son instrument.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Die Sonate von Giuseppe Maria Jacchini hat die gleiche Besetzung mit drei Sopraninstrumenten wie die Sinfonie von Stradella, ist aber von ihrer Struktur und Musiksprache her altmodischer: Sie wirkt relativ kurzatmig, ein Flickwerk aus sechs kurzen, voneinander abgehobenen Teilen. Jacchini war ab 1680 bis zu seinem Tod 1727 Cellist im Musikensemble von San Petronio und könnte mit verantwortlich gewesen sein für die Entwicklung des Cellos zum Soloinstrument in konzertanten Sonaten; das zentrale Trompetensolo der vorliegenden Sonate ist mit einem solistischen Basspart versehen, der eindeutig für sein Instrument gedacht ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 2003
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


The fam'd Italian masters
CDA67359Archive Service


Movement 1: Grave – Allegro
Movement 2: Grave
Movement 3: Allegro
Movement 4: Grave – Allegro

Track-specific metadata for CDA67359 track 13

Recording date
26 July 2002
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The fam'd Italian masters (CDA67359)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: March 2003
    Deletion date: November 2015
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