Editing of the Giordani CD continues apace and we're on schedule for a digital release in May and a physical release in June. This really is stunning repertoire - Giordani's writing is epic in scale and, in places, quite ahead of his time. Indeed, one is occasionally reminded of Mendelssohn and Beethoven in his motivic development and part writing.
The gamba writing is similarly extraordinary in its virtuosity and suggests that Giordani might have been influenced by the music of the last great gamba player, Carl Friedrich Abel.
We can't wait to share this repertoire with everyone!
in Here we are, hard at work on our debut album! Astonishingly, Tommaso Giordani's three sonatas for violin, gamba, and fortepiano (Op. 30) have never been recorded. Published in 1782, they're something of a rarity in their use of gamba. It's absolutely wonderful music with a fascinating link to 18th-Century British aristocracy...