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Lanzetti: Sonatas for Violoncello Solo and Basso Continuo Op. 1 (Vol. 1)

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
07-06-2019
Barcode:
608917279429
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
CC72794
Lanzetti: Sonatas for Violoncello Solo and Basso Continuo Op. 1 (Vol. 1)
Lanzetti: Sonatas for Violoncello Solo and Basso Continuo Op. 1 (Vol. 1)

Description

Agnieszka Oszanca presents the world premiere recording of the first volume of Salvatore Lanzetti's Sonatas for Violincello and Basso Continuo, Opus 1. This work was composed in 1736 and displays the composer's great imagination and full command of his instrument. Polish cellist Agnieszka Oszanca plays on a Baroque cello and is accompanied by a rich continuo, composed of a cello, a theorbo and a harpsichord.

The protagonist of this recording, Salvatore Lanzetti, an Italian cellist and composer, was born in Naples around 1710. He studied cello and composition in his hometown. There is evidence to suggest that between 1730 and 1754, Lanzetti spent a substantial amount of time in London, where, according to Charles Burney, he helped to popularize his instrument and establish its newly acquired solo status amongst the English music lovers. In 1736 in Amsterdam, our 12 Sonate a Violoncello Solo e Basso Continuo were published as his Opus 1, dedicated to Federico di Brunswick (Frederick, Prince of Wales). His fame as one of the first true cello virtuosi and that of a composer prone to the technical innovations of the instrument was recognized by M. Corrette in his Methode, theorique et pratique pour apprendre en peu de tems le violoncelle dans sa perfection (Paris 1741), where he refers precisely to the Sonatas op. 1.

The beauty of the Opus 1, the subject of this recording, lays in their incredible versatility, not only in terms of technical complexity, but also character and the mixture of the French and Italian style which was popular at the time. The extensive use of double stops, shifting, explorations of the entire fingerboard, thumb position and employment of complex bowing techniques, that were until this time the reserve of violin technique, testify to Lanzetti's extraordinary command of his instrument and fearless imagination. Agnieszka Oszanca studied historical cellos with Viola de Hoog at Utrecht Conservatory. She performs regularly with European orchestras and chamber music ensembles, in the most important concert venues and at Early Music festivals. Agnieszka has recorded for Decca, Sony, Glossa, Alpha, Pan Classics and Globe Records.

Agnieszka Oszanca studied historical cellos with Viola de Hoog in Utrecht Conservatory, specializing in performance of solo and chamber music repertoire from the early baroque to late romantic period. Her style of playing is often described as fiery and exciting yet stylish and tasteful. She performs regularly with European orchestras and chamber music ensembles, in the most important concert venues and Early Music festivals. She is principal and solo cellist of Ensemble Odyssee and Ensemble Stile Galante, guest principal and solo cellist of Capella Cracoviensis, guest cellist of Fabio Bonizzoni`s La Risonanza and of several other Italian and Polish groups specialized in historically informed performance practice. She appears as a soloist in sonata as well as concerto repertoire and Bach unaccompanied cello suites. She forms duos with the brilliant harpsichordists Patrycja Domagalska and Fabio Bonizzoni. Agnieszka has recorded for Decca, Sony, Glossa, Alpha, Pan Classics and Globe Records. And teaches baroque cello and chamber music at La Risonanza Barocca International Summer Academy. Agnieszka plays on a copy of an Italian baroque cello made especially for her by Jan Bobak in 2017.

Artists: Agnieszka Oszanca - Cello Maria Misiarz - Cello Fabio Bonizzoni - Harpsichord Gabriele Palomba - Theorbo

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 9 - Adagio
  3. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 9 - Allegro
  4. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 9 - Andante
  5. Lanzetti: Sonata in G Major No. 1 - Allegro
  6. Lanzetti: Sonata in G Major No. 1 - Adagio
  7. Lanzetti: Sonata in G Major No. 1 - Rondeau. Allegro
  8. Lanzetti: Sonata in B flat Major No. 6 - Allegro
  9. Lanzetti: Sonata in B flat Major No. 6 - Largo
  10. Lanzetti: Sonata in B flat Major No. 6 - Gavotta. Allegro ma non presto
  11. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 5 - Adagio. Cantabile
  12. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 5 - Allegro
  13. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Minor No. 5 - Menuet. Andante
  14. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Major No. 2 - Andante. Cantabile
  15. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Major No. 2 - Allegro
  16. Lanzetti: Sonata in A Major No. 2 - Menuet. Cantabile
  17. Lanzetti: Sonata in F Major No. 11 - Allegro
  18. Lanzetti: Sonata in F Major No. 11 - Adagio. Allegro. Adagio
  19. Lanzetti: Sonata in F Major No. 11 - Rondeau. Andante
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