8 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op.1 (Alberti, Domenico)

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Sonata II

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Sheet Music

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Publisher. Info. Amsterdam: J.J. Hummel, n.d. (1747)
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Misc. Notes Includes embedded MIDI soundfiles, links to individual movements in the Table of Contents. To play the MIDI file, click on the first measure of any Sonata.
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Sonata VI

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Sonata VIII

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sonata II

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Sonata III

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General Information

Work Title 8 Sonatas for Cembalo
Alternative. Title 8 Sonate per Cembalo
Composer Alberti, Domenico
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDA 2
First Publication. 1745
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord

Misc. Comments

These sonatas were first published in England by Giuseppe Jozzi, a castrato born in Rome who had taken singing lessons with Alberti. See A General History of Music (Burney, Charles):

At this time Jozzi, a castrato, and second singer at the opera, brought over Alberti's Lessons, which he played, printed, and sold, for his own, at a guinea each book; till detected by a gentleman coming from Venice, who had been personally acquainted with Alberti, and was in possession of a manuscript copy in his own hand writing; which, in order to expose the impudence and plagiarism of Jozzi, he gave to Walsh, who printed and sold the eight elegant and graceful lessons of the original composer, for six shillings. Jozzi, though not the author of these charming pieces, which were the first of a style that has been since too much imitated, but never equaled, had the merit of playing them with a neatness and precision that was truly admirable.

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