LUCHESI, ANDREA: SEI SONATE PER IL CLAVICEMBALO CON L’ACCOMPAGNAMENTO DI UN VIOLINO OP. 1 (M.Paciariello, S.Pisana)
Composer(s): Andrea Luchesi
Period: 18th Century
Catalogue No.: C00098
Burney called him ‘a very pleasing composer’, while La Borde speaks of ‘a particularly graceful style, concise and energetic arrangement of the parts, and new ideas’. Neefe described him as ‘a light, agreeable and lively composer, whose counterpoint is cleaner than that of many of his countrymen’, Leopold Mozart liked to use one of his harpsichord concertos when teaching. The interest towards Luchesi during his whole life is not little, especially if compared to other composers that never had the fortune to have, at least, a direct quote from such a scholar. By the way, the quotations are nothing if there is no fact and evidence and luckily the music survived is enough to give us an idea pretty correct about his style and why he was so admired and respected.
Few things are known about his life. His destiny was not any different than other Kappelmesiter or Maestro di musica in the 17th that has the greatest lucky in a life of a stable job into a Court but at the same time the greatest disgrace to be forgotten soon after his death. Born in Motta di Livenza, close to Treviso, Italy the 23 May 1741, according to Neefe, by 1757 he was in Venice where he studied with Gioacchino Cocchi, Padre Giuseppe Paolucci and Giuseppe Saratelli, the maestro di cappella of S Marco. No other indisputable information is known about his first studies. From […]