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Gallo: 12 Trio Sonatas /Parnassi Musici


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  • Audio CD (31 July 2000)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cpo
  • ASIN: B00004U933
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Son No.1 in G: Moderato - Andantino - Presto
2. Son No.2 in B flat: Presto - Adagio - Presto
3. Son No.3 in c: Allegro - Andante - Allegro
4. Son No.4 in G: Moderato - Adagio - Allegro
5. Son No.5 in C: Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro
6. Son No.6 in D: Presto - Andante Non Tanto - Allegro
7. Son No.7 in g: Non Presto - Andante - Allegro
8. Son No.8 in E flat: Allegro Ma Non Tanto - Andantino - Allegro
9. Son No.9 in A: Presto - Larghetto - Allegro
10. Son No.10 in F: Moderato - Andantino - Tempo Di Minueto
11. Son No.11 in d: Comodo - Largo - Allegro
12. Son No.12 in E: Allegro - Adagio - Presto

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CPO 999717; CPO - CLASSIC PROD.OSNABRUCK - Germania;

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By r.b. on 22 Jan 2010
Domenico Gallo was a violinist who was active during the mid 18th century and about whom very little is known.He appears to have been a Venetian and born around 1730.
The quality of these trio sonatas makes one wonder why he is so unheard of today because they are of outstanding beauty with a mixture of late Baroque and gallant elements.They most likely date from the 1750's when the older contrapuntal Baroque style was starting to give way to a newer more "open" and less dense kind of music.

Parnassi Musici are an expert ensemble from Germany who specialise in the trio sonata's popular period of the late 17th century up to the mid 18th century.They perform this music at the highest level of musicianship with playing that is not only insightful but technically immaculate.

In Gallo's trio sonatas one can still detect the influence of Corelli even though they date from decades later and serve as great examples of the form which the Italian's mastered to perfection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arcangelo on 8 Jan 2013
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To echo the reviewer above, this is truly outstanding and beautiful music. No wonder it it so excited Stravinsky when he came to write Pulcinella, even though he thought the music was by Pergolesi! The notes on this wonderful recording mention some 35 other trio sonatas by Gallo languishing unpublished and un-sung in manuscript. Please may some enterprising musicians hunt them down and record them for us...
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A Meeting With Old Friends 20 Jun 2012
By Ronald Gold - Published on Amazon.com
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What a surprise to start playing a disc by a totally unfamiliar composer, and to discover that you're thoroughly familiar with it -- at least with the first piece on it. This is because the piece also serves as the opening section of the Stravinsky ballet, Pulcinella.

Stravinsky thought he was borrowing it, and a few other sections of the ballet, from Pergolesi, to whom this set of 12 trio sonatas was then ascribed. So I looked for Pergolesi in my collection, and sure enough discovered that I owned a Musical Heritage Society lp of the first six sonatas. This was a sluggish performance, compared to the one by Parnassi Musici here, but it seemed to me like a meeting with old friends.

The Pergolesi attribution and Stravinsky appropriation should attest to the fact that this is some very charming music with some very good tunes. Profoundly intellectual it's not, but extremely pleasant to listen to. The album notes suggest that there's more by Gallo gathering dust somewhere. Why not bring it to light?
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Finely crafted sonatas 10 Jan 2007
By John Willoughby - Published on Amazon.com
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I had no experience of music by Gallo, but as CPO is consistently good at producing recordings of music by lesser know composers, I took a chance.

This disc is not a top favourite of mine, but it's a very enjoyable collection of sonatas, very much of the age, and with a sensitive turn of phrase. It gets played a reasonable amount and still gives me pleasure after having listened to it fifty or more times. There is much to enjoy, not least the accomplished playing and somehow cozy atmosphere of the recording.
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I am not exaggerating his talents. 18 Aug 2014
By Dr.G. - Published on Amazon.com
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Stravinsky went to Gallo and NOT to Pergolesi for his Baroque flirtations and bon-bons. Again, Gallo, like so many other composers, was not deemed popular after his death. I wince to think that he was ignored and not given credit, simply because Pergolesi's name was better known. I will simply stake my reputation (and livelihood) on the assertion, that these are among the best Trio Sonatas ever written. Once more, Gallo is a greater composer than he has been given credit for and it is a disgrace that he has been so forgotten and dismissed today. He deserves a bigger discography and more exposure. Here is another case which exasperates me so highly: How does such a thing happen that a composer of this quality is utterly forgotten to the point of suppressing his identity and output. Purchase this CD and you will see that I am not exaggerating his talents.
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Elusive baroque composer 7 Feb 2014
By Joan Lisanti - Published on Amazon.com
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There are not many recordings of Gallo's work, sadly, but I was fortunate enough to find this CD and it is excellent. Gallo has his own, enjoyable, style, and Parnassi Musici does it proud. If you enjoy Corelli, try Gallo.
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