"GIUSEPPE MARIA CAMBINI (1746-1825) - Chamber works" - SANS SOUCI ENSEMBLE

SANS SOUCI ENSEMBLE
  • artist:SANS SOUCI ENSEMBLE
  • featured artist:Ensemble Sans Souci
  • release year:2013
  • style(s):Baroque
  • country:Italy
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Tactus sas
  • label:Tactus sas
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It is quite likely that Giuseppe Cambini influenced the Parisian milieu with his typically Italian originality. He is
regarded as a pre-Romantic composer not only because he anticipated the era of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann
and Chopin, but above all because of his pensive search for expression. This is the “Italian-style Romanticism” that
Boccherini had forestalled in his isolation at the Spanish court. This music belongs to a “graceful, light, rococo style” that is not suitable for expressing the dramatic aspect of emotions, except in a few passages in minor tonality: the
harpsichord predominates, the violin and oboe accompany it, with occasional solo parts, and the cello doubles the bass.
The handwritten word “quartetti” therefore indicates a style that is different from that of the Baroque sonata a tre, where the harpsichord and the cello were confined to the accompaniment. The trio – originally for flute, oboe and bassoon – belongs to a collection of six trios, op. 45, that are very well-crafted, brilliant, with occasional hints of sadness. Rather than pre-Romantic, this music is the climax of the classical chamber-music era.