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20198770
20198770
20198770

Richard Lester - Masterworks and Miniatures

By Richard Lester

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By Richard Lester. By Jacques Buus; Andrea Gabrieli; Giovanni Gabrieli; Gioseffo Guami; Claudio Merulo; Annibale Padovano; Adrian Willaert. Classical. Listening CD. Published by Nimbus Records (NX.NI5931).

Item Number: NX.NI5931

This programme explores Italian keyboard music of the sixteenth century with works by Girolamo Diruta, Claudio Merulo, Andrea and Giovanni Gabreli, Gioseffo Guami, and Antonio Mortaro. As Richard Lester explains in his extended liner note, his own study of contemporary performance treatise, particularly that of Diruta, for correct period fingering, ornamentation and registration for these works, informs his performances of these pieces and expresses their unique character. RICHARD LESTER His distinguished musical career has spanned almost five decades. His landmark recordings of the complete sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti were described in the Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music as 'a really exceptional issue on every count.' Besides these recordings, his comprehensive discography includes works by Seixas, Soler, Haydn and Mozart, played on original instruments and a five volume set of Frescobaldi's keyboard music. His solo concert schedule included broadcasts for BBC Radio and Television, harpsichord recitals at the Royal Festival Hall South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Bath International Festival, Bruges Festival and master classes at Dartington Summer School. On BBC Desert Island Discs in 1982, Dame Janet Baker chose his recording of Scarlatti sonatas as her favourite and 'something I'd like to wake up with every morning.'.

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