PIETRO DOMENICO PARADISI (1706/07-1791): Sonatas I-X from Sonate de gravicembalo.
Catalogue Number: 05V019
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: It’s presumed that Paradisi was born in or around Naples c. 1706. He may have studied with Porpora, but otherwise little is known about him before his arrival in England in 1746 where he was primarily recognized as a harpsichord teacher and performer. This collection of twelve sonatas was first published in London in 1754 and appeared at a time when the clavichord remained in use, the harpsichord enjoyed its glory days and the fortepiano was beginning to come into its own. A whopping 88 minutes of music crammed onto this disc! Anna Paradiso (harpsichord, clavichord, Broadwood fortepiano).