18th-Century Neapolitan Flute Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)
18th-Century Neapolitan Flute Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Partenope Stravagante, Renata Cataldi
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Dynamic
Size: 649 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Stulichi: Flute Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1 No. 1
01. I. Siciliana
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Minuetto. Allegro
04. IV. Corrente. Allegro

Stulichi: Flute Sonata No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 1 No. 2
05. I. Adagio
06. II. Allemanda. Allegro
07. III. Sarabanda
08. IV. Minuetto

Calandro: Flute Sonata No. 2 in G Major
09. I. Allegro
10. II. Largo
11. III. Balletto

Ricupero: Flute Sonata No. 6 in C Major
12. I. Allegro
13. II. Lento
14. III. Fuga. Allegro

Ricupero: Flute Sonata No. 16 in G Major
15. I. Allegretto
16. II. Lento
17. III. Balletto

Rava: Flute Sonata in B minor
18. I. Largo
19. II. Allegro
20. III. Presto

Antonio Caputi: Flute Sonata in D Major
21. I. Larghetto e cantabile
22. II. Allegro
23. III. Allegretto

Recorded: 28-29 March and 4-5 July 2015
Recording Venue: Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena, Naples, Italy

Eighteenth-century Neapolitan instrumental music holds a wealth of treasures. The manuscripts of these largely unknown pieces were lying in libraries, just waiting to be rediscovered and performed after centuries of oblivion. Renata Cataldi, flautist and scholar of 18th-century flute repertoire, presents a beautiful programme of sonatas for flute and basso continuo in world première recordings; she herself rediscovered and published the works in a modern edition. Composed by musicians who lived and worked in Naples in the 1700s, these works reveal the very high standards achieved by both the city’s music school, and the instrumental genre itself.

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