The performers are Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese playing on guitars of the period, and Giovanni Togni playing fortepiano, with the technique of the period and interpretation on historical lines. The performances, like those on the companion CDs of all Giuliani's three concerti, fizz with life and musicality.
It's definitely worth noting that the balance of the two instruments is just fine with these period instruments, which is hard to say with the guitar of today and the ocean liner that is today's grand piano.
For the full list of contents, see below. All the works
are performed from the Tecla facsimile edition of
Giuliani's Complete Works, Volume 34. I
(BJ) wrote the
sleeve notes. I particularly like the Two
Rondos op. 68, of which I recently made a
modern re-engraved edition published by Tecla.
Anyone interested in this music might wish to read the preface to that
work. CD from Brilliant Classics.
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Mauro Giuliani-Ignaz Moscheles:
Grand Duo Concertant
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