Sonatas for harpsichord
Sonatas for harpsichord - J. Galles - opis albumu:
First recording of harpsichord sonatas by Josep Gallés.
Harpsichordist Michele Benuzzi found in the Bibioteca de Catalunya in
Barcelona the manuscript of 23 keyboard sonatas by Spanish composer
Josep Gallés (1758-1836). Gallés was a transitory composer gapping the
bridge between Baroque and Classical, like Domenico Scarlatti, whose
sonatas they clearly resemble.
The Sonatas are in one movement in binary form. His style took the
heritage of Scarlatti using many of the folkloristic patterns of Spanish
music such as guitar-like arpeggios, alternations of major and minor,
exotic scales, dance rhythms, use of syncopations and crossed hands as
well as the use of extravagant modulations and enharmonic passages.
A true find by Michele Benuzzi, who already presented newly discovered
keyboard works by Nichelmann (BC94809) and Hässler (BC94293,
Excellent one of the most interesting CD s I have heard of late Musicweb).