Ignazio - or Ignaz, in some sources - Spergher was born in 1734 in the northern Italian town of Treviso. There, by and large, though even before his death in 1804 his music had crossed national boundaries to delight audiences across Europe. As chapel master and then organist at the city's cathedral in the late 1700s he produced an output of vocal and instrumental music, most of which was destroyed when the cathedral's library was burnt down during air raids in 1944. There remain, however, the six Op.1 Sonatas published in Venice in 1786 with which Chiara Minali begins her survey of Spergher's surviving music, the most comprehensive yet. These are three-movement pieces written in the Venetian organ tradition of the 18th century. The manuscript of his Op.6 sonatas for harpsichord avoided the Chapter House holocaust by having been sent to Vienna in 1845, and then Minali completes the set with assorted sonatas from different sources, all of them attesting to Spergher's lively invention. Chiara Minali's previous work for Brilliant Classics includes the complete organ sonatas of Benedetto Marcello: a release that was warmly welcomed in the Italian press for Minali's lively sense of style, beautifully sprung rhythmic playing and lively choice of registration on a historically appropriate instrument. On this recording she plays an organ made by Antonio Zanchi in the 18th century for the parish church of Paderno di Ponzano in the Veneto region which was Spergher's home. The harpsichord sonatas were recorded on a modern copy of a 17th-century model in the Oratory of St Elizabeth in Verona.
Ignazio - or Ignaz, in some sources - Spergher was born in 1734 in the northern Italian town of Treviso. There, by and large, though even before his death in 1804 his music had crossed national boundaries to delight audiences across Europe. As chapel master and then organist at the city's cathedral in the late 1700s he produced an output of vocal and instrumental music, most of which was destroyed when the cathedral's library was burnt down during air raids in 1944. There remain, however, the six Op.1 Sonatas published in Venice in 1786 with which Chiara Minali begins her survey of Spergher's surviving music, the most comprehensive yet. These are three-movement pieces written in the Venetian organ tradition of the 18th century. The manuscript of his Op.6 sonatas for harpsichord avoided the Chapter House holocaust by having been sent to Vienna in 1845, and then Minali completes the set with assorted sonatas from different sources, all of them attesting to Spergher's lively invention. Chiara Minali's previous work for Brilliant Classics includes the complete organ sonatas of Benedetto Marcello: a release that was warmly welcomed in the Italian press for Minali's lively sense of style, beautifully sprung rhythmic playing and lively choice of registration on a historically appropriate instrument. On this recording she plays an organ made by Antonio Zanchi in the 18th century for the parish church of Paderno di Ponzano in the Veneto region which was Spergher's home. The harpsichord sonatas were recorded on a modern copy of a 17th-century model in the Oratory of St Elizabeth in Verona.
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Spergher: Organ And Harpsichord Music
Artist: Chiara Minali
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1. Sonata No. 1 In F Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
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2. Sonata No. 1 In F Major, Op. 1: II. Andante Sostenuto
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3. Sonata No. 1 In F Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro
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4. Sonata No. 2 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
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5. Sonata No. 2 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: II. Andantino Espressivo
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6. Sonata No. 2 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro Brillante
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7. Sonata No. 3 In A Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
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8. Sonata No. 3 In A Major, Op. 1: II. Rondò Andante
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9. Sonata No. 3 In A Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro Vivace
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10. Sonata No. 4 In D Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
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11. Sonata No. 4 In D Major, Op. 1: II. Andantino
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12. Sonata No. 4 In D Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro Spiritoso
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13. Sonata No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro Con Brio
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14. Sonata No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: II. Andante Grazioso
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15. Sonata No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro Con Brio
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16. Sonata No. 6 In C Major, Op. 1: I. Allegro
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17. Sonata No. 6 In C Major, Op. 1: II. Rondò Andante
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18. Sonata No. 6 In C Major, Op. 1: III. Allegro
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19. Sonata No. 1 In B-Flat Major, Op. 6: I. Rondò - Allegretto
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20. Sonata No. 1 In B-Flat Major, Op. 6: II. Andantino
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21. Sonata No. 1 In B-Flat Major, Op. 6: III. Allegro Svelto
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22. Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro Svelto
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23. Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 6: II. Rondò - Andantino Grazioso
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24. Sonata No. 2 In A Major, Op. 6: III. Presto
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25. Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Op. 6: I. Andante
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26. Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Op. 6: II. Amoroso
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27. Sonata No. 3 In C Major, Op. 6: III. Allegro Con Spirit
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28. Sonata No. 4 In F Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro Aperto
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29. Sonata No. 4 In F Major, Op. 6: II. Rondò - Andante Con Brio
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30. Sonata No. 4 In F Major, Op. 6: III. Allegro Vivace
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31. Sonata No. 5 In G Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro
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32. Sonata No. 5 In G Major, Op. 6: II. Andantino Grazioso
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33. Sonata No. 5 In G Major, Op. 6: III. Allegro
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34. Sonata No. 6 In D Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro Vivace
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35. Sonata No. 6 In D Major, Op. 6: II. Andante Con Moto
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36. Allegro In C Major
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37. Sonata In B-Flat Major: I. Andantino Con Brio
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38. Sonata In B-Flat Major: II. Adagio
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39. Sonata In B-Flat Major: III. Allegro
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40. Sinfonia In C Major: I. Allegro
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41. Sinfonia In C Major: II. Andantino
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42. Sinfonia In C Major: III. Allegro Con Brio
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43. 9 Sonatas For Organ: I. Rondò-Andantino Mosso In C Major
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44. 9 Sonatas For Organ: II. Andantino Con Brio In C Major
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45. 9 Sonatas For Organ: III. Cantabile In B-Flat Major
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46. 9 Sonatas For Organ: IV. Rondò-Grazioso In B-Flat Major
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47. 9 Sonatas For Organ: V. Allegro Con Brio In C Major
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48. 9 Sonatas For Organ: VI. Allegretto Moderato In B-Flat Minor
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49. 9 Sonatas For Organ: VII. Allegro Ma Non Tanto In F Major
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50. 9 Sonatas For Organ: VIII. Senza Indicazione In D Major
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51. 9 Sonatas For Organ: IX. Andante Grazioso In B-Flat Major
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52. 6 Sonatas For Organ: I. Allegro In B-Flat Major
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53. 6 Sonatas For Organ: II. Allegretto In F Major
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54. 6 Sonatas For Organ: III. Spiritoso In D Major
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55. 6 Sonatas For Organ: IV. Allegro In G Major
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56. 6 Sonatas For Organ: V. Rondò Brillante In A Major
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57. 6 Sonatas For Organ: VI. Allegro Vivace In C Major
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58. 3 Sonatas From The Fondo Sartori: I. Andante Espressivo In E-Flat Major
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59. 3 Sonatas From The Fondo Sartori: II. Senza Indicazione In C Major
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60. 3 Sonatas From The Fondo Sartori: III. Andantino Sostenuto In C Major
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61. Pastorale In A Major
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Ignazio - or Ignaz, in some sources - Spergher was born in 1734 in the northern Italian town of Treviso. There, by and large, though even before his death in 1804 his music had crossed national boundaries to delight audiences across Europe. As chapel master and then organist at the city's cathedral in the late 1700s he produced an output of vocal and instrumental music, most of which was destroyed when the cathedral's library was burnt down during air raids in 1944. There remain, however, the six Op.1 Sonatas published in Venice in 1786 with which Chiara Minali begins her survey of Spergher's surviving music, the most comprehensive yet. These are three-movement pieces written in the Venetian organ tradition of the 18th century. The manuscript of his Op.6 sonatas for harpsichord avoided the Chapter House holocaust by having been sent to Vienna in 1845, and then Minali completes the set with assorted sonatas from different sources, all of them attesting to Spergher's lively invention. Chiara Minali's previous work for Brilliant Classics includes the complete organ sonatas of Benedetto Marcello: a release that was warmly welcomed in the Italian press for Minali's lively sense of style, beautifully sprung rhythmic playing and lively choice of registration on a historically appropriate instrument. On this recording she plays an organ made by Antonio Zanchi in the 18th century for the parish church of Paderno di Ponzano in the Veneto region which was Spergher's home. The harpsichord sonatas were recorded on a modern copy of a 17th-century model in the Oratory of St Elizabeth in Verona.