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Early Italian Chamber Music for recorder and harpsichord/organ

International Record Review: outstanding.

When Dan Laurin and Masaaki Suzuki joined forces in Händel’s recorder sonatas (BIS-CD-955), the reviewers waxed lyrical: "The allegros sparkle like fire-works and the dizzyingly fast runs are like strings of pearls” wrote the critic in Fono Forum, and in Spanish magazine Ritmo the interpretations were described as “beautiful, impassioned, muscular and imaginative”. Now the same team is back, this time in a programme of Italian works from the early seventeenth century, which amply demonstrates the abundance of ideas and fancies typical of the musical output on the cusp between the renaissance and the baroque. Sonatas, ricercatas, canzonas and sinfonias follow each other in a kaleidoscopic procession, the sonic variety helped by the fact that Suzuki changes between organ and harpsichord, and that the programme also includes solo works for both recorder and for keyboard.
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  Dario Castello
01 Sonata Prima for recorder and basso continuo 5'16
  Giovanni Battista Fontana
  Sonata Seconda for recorder and b.c. 10'51
02 Sonata Seconda for recorder and b.c. 6'40
  Bartolomeo Montalbano
03 Sinfonia Prima: Arezzo for recorder and harpsichord 2'26
  Giovanni Paolo Cima
  Sonata Seconda for recorder and b.c. 10'51
04 Sonata Seconda for recorder and b.c. 4'11
  Tarquinio Merula
  Sonata Prima for recorder and b.c. 9'22
05 Sonata Prima for recorder and b.c. 5'24
  Giovanni Bassano
06 Ricercata Ottava for recorder solo 2'38
  Angelo Berardi
07 Canzone Sesta for recorder and b.c. 8'33
  Bartolomeo Montalbano
08 Sinfonia Quarta: Geloso for recorder and b.c. 2'36
  Giovanni Luca Conforti
09 Laudate Pueri for recorder and b.c. 5'47
  Giovanni Paolo Cima
  Sonata Prima for recorder and b.c. 9'22
10 Sonata Prima for recorder and b.c. 3'58
  Girolamo Frescobaldi
11 Canzona Terza for organ solo 3'53
  Girolamo Frescobaldi
  Two Canzoni for recorder and b.c. 6'54
12 Canzona prima ´La Bonuisia´ 3'36
13 Canzona seconda ´La Bernardina´ 3'18
  Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli
14 Sonata ´La Bernabea´ for recorder and b.c. 7'20
  Album total 68'21
Harpsichord / organSuzuki, Masaaki
ComposerBassano, Giovanni
Berardi, Angelo
Castello, Dario
Cima, Giovanni Paolo
Conforti, Giovanni Luca
Fontana, Giovanni Battista
Frescobaldi, Girolamo
Merula, Tarquinio
Montalbano, Bartolomeo
Pandolfi Mealli, Giovanni Antonio
RecorderLaurin, Dan

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