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Sonata No. 18 (Adagio and Allergro)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (10/17/20)
Composer: Galuppi, Baldassare; trans. Bossi, Marco Enrico
Sample Producer: Audio Angelorum
Sample Set: Peterborough Cathedral Hill
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque alla Early 20th Century
Baldassare Galuppi (18 October 1706 – 3 January 1785) was a Venetian composer, born on the island of Burano in the Venetian Republic. He belonged to a generation of composers, including Johann Adolph Hasse, Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and C. P. E. Bach, whose works are emblematic of the prevailing galant music that developed in Europe throughout the 18th century. He achieved international success, spending periods of his career in Vienna, London and Saint Petersburg, but his main base remained Venice, where he held a succession of leading appointments.

Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925) was born in Salò, a town in the province of Brescia, Lombardy, into a family of musicians. His father, Pietro, was organist at Salò Cathedral.

He received his musical training at the Liceo Musicale in Bologna and the Milan Conservatory, where his teachers included Francesco Sangalli, Amilcare Ponchielli and Polibio Fumagalli.

In 1881, Bossi became director of music and organist at Como Cathedral. Nine years later, he was appointed as professor of organ and harmony at Naples Conservatory. In addition, he held directorships at conservatories in Venice (1895-1901), Bologna (1902-1911) and Rome (1916-1923), where he established and implemented the standards of organ studies that are still used in Italy today.

Throughout his career, Bossi made numerous international organ recital tours, which brought him in contact with well-known colleagues such as César Franck, Marcel Dupré, Alexandre Guilmant, Joseph Bonnet, Charles M. Courboin, and Karl Straube.

In just searching for "something different" to do, I thought of the works of Bossi. Many of his works are large and will need study and work. I've done a few, but not recently.

I've seen this work from time to time, so, I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't try to be "period correct," as the transcription is not so conceived.

I hope you like it.

The score and photos of Galuppi, Bossi and Como Cathedral are attached below.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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