Sammartini: Late Symphonies Vol. I

Sammartini: Late Symphonies Vol. I
Composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Artist Accademia d’Arcadia
Alessandra Rossi Lürig conductor
Format 1 SACD
Cat. number 93610
EAN code 5028421936109
Release April 2006

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About this release

The first recordings of late symphonies by G.B. Sammartini, ‘the father of the classical style’. Although Sammartini laid the foundations of the symphony his works are virtually unknown. In Italy the Arcadia Foundation seeks to correct this. The Sammartini project set out to publish and catalogue the composer’s works. Another aim is to perform and record previously unpublished works, including the late symphonies.

There are 68 symphonies attributed to Sammartini with certainty. Another 74 might be by him as well. This release is the first of two volumes containing four late symphonies and a quintet.

Stylish performances by the Accademia d’Arcadia on period instruments under Alessandra Rossi Lürig. These first recordings offer a most enjoyable and interesting insight into this unjustly neglected composer.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Presto
  2. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Andante piano
  3. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Presto
  4. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Presto
  5. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Assai andante
  6. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegrissimo
  7. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegrissimo
  8. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegrino
  9. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegro moderato
  10. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegro assai
  11. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Andante
  12. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegro spiritoso e brillante
  13. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegro moderato
  14. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegrino
  15. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Allegro brillante