Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Domenico Galli, Giuseppe Maria Dall' Abaco, Domenico Gabrielli, Giulio de Ruvo, Francesco Paolo Supriano, Giovanni Battista Vitali and Giuseppe Colombi.
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What was the first composition ever written for solo violoncello? What was composed before Bach created his extraordinary suites for solo cello?
These questions drove the cellist Josetxu Obregón to devote himself to he beginnings of solo literature for his instrument. These beginnings can be found in the city of Bologna, which, with its brilliant Capella Musicale and the Accademia Filarmonica, made a decisive contribution to the development of the violin and the cello. Obregon presents two ricercari by Domenico Gabrielli from 1688 as the first specific works for unaccompanied solo cello. Further stations on the way from Bologna to Cöthen to the climax of this genre with Bach's six suites are compositions by Vitali, Galli, de Ruvo, Dall' Abaco, Supriano and Colombi. Bach's works are also presented by Obregon, but in an unusual way: He takes a dance movement from each of Bach's suites and then places them - as a comparison of styles - between the works from his Italian anthology.
released March 18, 2022
Recorded in Las Rozas, Madrid, in November 2020
Engineered by Federico Prieto
Edited by Josetxu Obregón and Federico Prieto
Executive producers: Josetxu Obregón, Michael Sawall (note 1 music)
Booklet editor & layout: Joachim Berenbold
Cover photos: Pablo F. Juárez
Photos of the recording sessions: Tamar Lalo
Translations: Mark Wiggins (English), Pierre Elie Mamou (français),