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The following audio and video clips are from the sonatas of Giovanni Battista Somis (1686 - 1763),
Twelve Sonatas for Two Violoncellos (c. 1715). Published in two volumes, ECS2a and ECS2.

The sonatas are performed by Nona Pyron and Judith Cain, Baroque cellos.

Sonata No. IV. I. Largo.

Sonata No. IV. III. Allegro.

Sonata No. V. III. Allegro.

Sonata No. VI.
I. Largo [0:00] II. Allegro [3:04] III. Allegro [6:00]

Pasqualino de Marzis (fl. 1733 - 1747).
Six Sonatas for Violoncello and Continuo
Published in two volumes, ECS21a and ECS21b.

Performed by Jeannot T. Maha'a and Nona Pyron, Baroque cellos with Paul Woodring, harpsichord.

Sonata No. III. III. Vivace.

Salvatore Lanzetti (1710 - 1780).
Six Solos for Violoncello or Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2 (1745)
Published in two volumes, ECS11a and ECS11b.

Sonata No. III. II.

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Dragonetti | Boni | Liebmann | Handel | Lanzetti | Marcello | Paxton | Cirri

The following CDs feature works included in our catalog. We recommend these recordings based purely on our evaluation of the performance. Most of these recordings are available to purchase through classical music specialist ArkivMusic, or they may be purchased and downloaded from iTunes.

Domenico Dragonetti (1763 - 1846)
John Feeney, double bass; Loma Mar Quartet

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Grancino works recorded: Quintet No. 18 in C major (EDB1)

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John Feeney, Double Bass and the Loma Mar Quartet - Dragonetti's New Academy

Quintet No. 18. I. Andante.

Double bassist John Feeney and the Loma Mar Quartet (collectively known as Dragonetti's New Academy or DNA) have recorded Dragonetti’s Quintet no. 18 on their new CD, Dragonetti’s New Academy. Through stylish performances using period instruments, Feeney and his colleagues bring Dragonetti’s forgotten chamber music to the fore, showcasing them as musical gems of the 19th century. Recorded under the auspices of the Classical Recording Foundation, this disc represents DNA's first world premiere recording of the unpublished music of Domenico Dragonetti. These works are being published by Grancino Editions in a new complete edition edited by Feeney, Domenico Dragonetti: The Complete Chamber Music.

Pietro Gaetano Boni (c.1686 - after 1741)
Andrea Fossà, cello; Anna Fontana, harpsichord; Andrea De Carlo, viola da gamba; Renato Criscuolo, cello
Dynamic 584
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Grancino works recorded: Twelve Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo, Op. 1 (ECS25)

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Anna Fontana, Andrea De Carlo, Andrea Fossa & Francisco Gato - Boni, G.G.: Cello Sonatas - Op. 1, Nos. 1-3, 8-12

Pietro Gaetano Boni

Helene Liebmann (1796 - 1835)
Sebastian Comberti, cello; Maggie Cole, piano
Cello Classics 1011
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Grancino works recorded: Sonata for Violoncello and Pianoforte, Op. 11 (ECS1)

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Maggie Cole & Sebastian Comberti - Mozartiana: Works for Cello and Fortepiano

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Natalie Dessay, soprano; Patrick Beaugiraud, oboe; Emmanuelle Haïm, harpsichord; Atsushi Sakai, cello
Virgin Classics 32624
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Grancino works recorded: Mi palpita il cor, Cantata for Soprano, Oboe, and Basso Continuo (ENS3)

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Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée & Natalie Dessay - Handel: Delirio

Salvatore Lanzetti (c.1710 - c.1780)
Jurgen van Win, cello; Jaime Solé, cello
Several Records 239
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Grancino works recorded: Six Solos for Violoncello or Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 2 (ECS11)

Note: This recording presents these sonatas on two cellos only, thereby dispensing with additional continuo support. These stylish performances speak well for this choice in instrumentation.

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Jaime Solé & Jurgen van Win - Lanzetti: Seis Solos Para Dos Violonchelos

Benedetto Marcello (1686 - 1739)
Rinat Shaham, mezzo soprano; Jay Bernfeld, viola da gamba; Fuoco en Cenere Ensemble
Atma Classique 22233
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Grancino works recorded: Salmo Decimoquinto from Estro Poetico- Armonico Vol. III, for Alto Voice, Violoncello and Basso Continuo (ECS29)

Note: In this recording, the obbligato cello part is performed on viola da gamba.

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Fuoco e Cenere & Jay Bernfeld - Marcello: Salmi Di Davide

Stephen Paxton (1796 - 1835)
Sebastian Comberti, cello; Ruth Alford, cello; Maggie Cole, harpsichord;
Cello Classics 1021
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Grancino works recorded: Sonata nos. 1 and 4 from Six Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo, Op. 1 (ECS12)

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Sebastian Comberti, Ruth Alford & Maggie Cole - Paxton: 4 Sonatas and a Concerto

Giambattista Cirri (1724 - 1808)
Balázs Maté, cello; Aura Musicale
Hungaroton 32125/6
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Grancino works recorded: Six Concertos in Four Parts for Violoncello Obbligato, Two Violins and a Second Violoncello (ECS35)

Note: In this recording, the string parts have been multiplied to provide for a larger orchestral accompaniment. However, the obbligato cello writing, particularly in tutti sections, suggest that these concerti are best performed with one on a part. To move further afield, two of the concerti recorded here have had wind parts added (!) as composed by the soloist.

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Attila Kovacs, Aura Musicale (László Paulik, Erzsébet Rácz, Éva Posvanecz, István Gy?ri, István Soltész, János Pilz, Judit Varga, Nóra Kallai & Balázs Máté - Giovanni Battista Cirri: Six Cello Concertos Op.14 (1780) - Complete

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