Paganini - Sonatas for Violin & Guitar - Fabio Biondi, Giangiacomo Pinardi - 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Paganini – Sonatas for Violin & Guitar – Fabio Biondi, Giangiacomo Pinardi – 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Composer: Niccolò Paganini
Performer: Fabio Biondi – violin, Giangiacomo Pinardi – guitar
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 88,2kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Glossa
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Fabio Biondi, Giangiacomo Pinardi / Paganini – Sonatas for Violin & Guitar

BBC Music MagazineOctober 2018 Chamber Choice
Gramophone Magazine Awards Issue 2018 Editor’s Choice

Sonata for violin & guitar in A major, Op. 3 No.6, MS 27 / 6 8:35

01. I. Larghetto cantabile 3:25
02. II. Rondo. Allegro assai 5:10

Centone di sonate, Op. 64, MS 112, Sonata No. 12 in D Major 6:44

03. I. Andante cantabile 2:33
04. II. Rondo. Allegretto 4:11

Sonata concertata for guitar & violin, MS 2 14:00

05. I. Allegro spiritoso 8:34
06. II. Adagio assai espressivo 2:51
07. III. Allegretto con brio, scherzando 2:35

Centone di sonate, Op. 64, MS 112, Sonata No. 14 in G Major 10:18

08. I. Andante – Adagietto 3:47
09. II. Rondo. Allegro molto vivace 6:31

Sonata in D major, MS112 / 2 (Centone di Sonate, Op.64, Letter A / 2) 7:08

10. I. Adagio cantabile 2:49
11. II. Rondoncino andantino – Tempo di polacca 4:19

Centone di sonate, Op. 64, MS 112, Sonata No. 7 in F Major 15:08

12. I. Allegro giusto 6:23
13. II. Polacca. Andantino allegretto 8:45

Sonata for Violin & Guitar in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 4, MS 27 4:27

14. I. Andante largo 2:55
15. II. Allegretto motteggiando 1:32

Recorded: 27-29 June 2017
Recording Venue: Centro museístico La Beneficència, Valencia, Spain

Fabio Biondi has chosen a selection of delightful virtuoso chamber music pieces by Niccolò Paganini to mark his tenth album for Glossa. Together with his long-term colleague from Europa Galante, the plucked-string specialist Giangiacomo Pinardi (here playing an original romantic guitar from c1825), Biondi delivers one of the most special Glossa albums of recent times. The works, composed between 1804 and c1828, are mainly two-movement sonatas contained in the Centone di sonate collection, although the album also includes the popular Sonata concertata in A major.

Recorded in Valencia by the engineer and producer Fabio Framba (another well-known component of Biondi’s recording setups), the booklet of this album includes a highly original essay signed by Pierre Élie Mamou, in which he looks into the Devil/God dichotomy as applied to the figure of Paganini by his own contemporaries. The graphic design for the CD takes its inspiration from this idea, for another typically Glossa look, listen and read experience.

BBC Music Magazine

Biondi brings his long experience in Baroque violin to these readings, radically different from the usual Romantically-inspired renditions of these sonatas…Biondi’s touch is lighter (his ornaments are balletic); his sound a clean bel canto. Expressive devices are subtler, too, while responsive to Paganini’s quixotic moods…Their approach is that of equal partners enjoying intimate chamber music (even if, occasionally, the guitar sounds a little shy in the balance).

Gramophone Magazine

There’s an extent to which all I need to say here is ‘Go and buy it’, because even before the first three bars are out you’ll be happy that you did…The first thing to say is that the instruments themselves feel absolutely spot-on…and are played with an effortlessly singing mellifluousness and nonchalant virtuosity…An indisputable cracker.



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