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Sonatas for violin and basso continuo (1738)

By Grigory Krotenko

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By Grigory Krotenko, Imbi Tarum, and Maria Krestinskaya. By Domenico Dall'Oglio. Classical. CD. Naxos #PC10378. Published by Naxos (NX.PC10378).

Item Number: NX.PC10378

Domenico Dall'Oglio's collection of Sonatas for violin and basso continuo, first published in Paris in 1738, reveals itself here as a hither-to-forgotten masterpieces of eighteenth-century violin music. It is only recently that attention has been paid to this composer, highly significant in baroque Russia, yet almost unknown today. Maria Krestinskaya writes: "The investigation of forgotten or unknown masterpieces, especially those written in Russia, has been my passion for many years, and this manuscript is a source of personal inspiration. As a performer, I feel honored to have this opportunity to bring it to worldwide attention in its first-ever recording." Heard as a unified cycle, the Sonatas present a thrilling panorama, showing the composer's impressively wide-ranging and vivid imagination, frequently expressed in unusual, shifting harmonies, which mix the dramatic style of the Italian baroque with the delicate sentiments of French taste. At the age of 7 Maria Krestinskaya started to study violin with Professor G. Taghauri. After moving to Saint Petersburg she was accepted into the Rimsky Korsakov Special Middle School, later completing her MA degree at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory as solo violin, chamber ensemble, orchestra and solo violin performance specialist.

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