Hoffmann, Leone, Riggieri: Divertimenti per Camera


  • EAN Code: 8.06810877968
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Mandolin
  • Period: Classical
  • Sound Engineer: Gabriele Zanetti
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FROM ALBUM NOTES by Gabriele Zanetti:

From the second half of the 18th Century, the mandolin became a very popular musical instrument in France. The huge success obtained by the first performance of Pergolesi’ La Serva Padrona at the Académie Royale de Musique in 1752 gave rise to the Querelle des bouffons between the proponents of the traditional French opera, embodied by Jean Baptiste Lully, and the followers of the new Italian Opera buffa, like Jean Jacques Rousseau.
The latter wrote Le Devin du Village, an opera with which he wanted to demonstrate it would have been possible to exploit the new Italian style also in the French language. In the 1750s France was influenced on a massive scale by Neapolitan music. The first professional mandolin player who lived in Paris was Carlo Sodi from Rome; on the 6th of April 1750 he performed in a Concert Spirituel, the first public concerts organized in Paris, starting in 1725 and ending in 1790. […]


Gentil Dame, Le (Mandolin & Guitar), The Duo Le Gentil Dame was born thanks to the fortuitous meeting of the two musicians in Palermo (Sicily, South Italy) in 2006, with the intent to study classical chamber music written specifically for mandolin and cello by European composers of the eighteenth Century (Leone, Gervasio, Boni, Riggieri, Hoffmann, Denis and many others). The Duo started soon a tour all around Italy for important institutions. Camilla Finardi graduated with honors in mandolin at Milan Conservatory; she is also PhD in Musicology. She won a lot of awards as best mandolin player at international mandolin competitions. She is soloist in numerous chamber music groups, also playing with ancient instruments. She recorded various compact discs. She is mandolin teacher in different music high schools in Northern Italy. Daniela Santamaura studied at Paris Conservatory. She graduated in chamber music at Palermo Conservatory. She attended a master in chamber music with Bruno Canino. She teaches cello in many schools and associations in Sicily and she also plays in several chamber music groups.

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