Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo, Op. 5

Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo, Op. 5

Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo, Op. 5
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  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: I. Andante

    01:39
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  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: II. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: II. Allegro

    03:48
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  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: III. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: III. Andante

    00:49
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  • Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1: IV. Allegro

    04:20
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  • Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: I. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: I. Andante

    02:39
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  • Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: II. Presto
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: II. Presto

    02:33
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  • Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: III. Adagio
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: III. Adagio

    00:57
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  • Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2: IV. Allegro

    04:58
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  • Prelude (Lentement) after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 4 No. 1
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Prelude (Lentement) after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 4 No. 1

    03:25
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  • Vivement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 4 No. 1
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Vivement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 4 No. 1

    02:56
    $2.40
  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: I. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: I. Andante

    01:42
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  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: II. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: II. Allegro

    04:17
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  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: III. Affetuoso
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: III. Affetuoso

    03:04
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  • Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3: IV. Allegro

    03:15
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  • Tendrement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 6 No. 1
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Tendrement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 6 No. 1

    03:39
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  • Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: I. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: I. Andante

    00:25
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  • Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: II. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: II. Allegro moderato

    03:16
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  • Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: III. Grave
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: III. Grave

    01:03
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  • Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: IV. Allegro

    01:03
    $2.40
  • Vivement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 6 No. 4
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Vivement after Pieces de Clavecin, Op. 6 No. 4

    03:56
    $2.40
  • Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: I. Adagio
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: I. Adagio

    00:41
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  • Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: II. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: II. Allegro moderato

    01:23
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  • Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: III. Adagio
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: III. Adagio

    02:27
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  • Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5: IV. Allegro

    02:51
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  • Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: I. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: I. Allegro moderato

    03:03
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  • Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: II. Andante
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: II. Andante

    00:37
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  • Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: III. Allegro
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Harpsichord Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4: III. Allegro

    01:13
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  • Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: I. Adagio
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: I. Adagio

    00:44
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  • Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: II. Allegro assai. Grave
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: II. Allegro assai. Grave

    04:08
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  • Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: III. Allegro - Non tanto
    Composer(s) Francesco Geminiani
    Artist(s) Alison McGillivray David McGuinness - harpsichord, Eligio Quinteiro - baroque guitar, Joseph Crouch - baroque cello

    Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6: III. Allegro - Non tanto

    03:57
    $2.40

Total running time: 74 minutes.

Album information

This is the debut solo release by versatile cellist Alison McGillivray who is joined by a trio of Baroque specialists exploring the music of Francesco Geminiani.

Geminiani's Op. 5 mark the beginning of the change from gamba to cello. They are an intriguing and delicately balanced fusion of Italianate clarity and counterpoint and French lavishness of sonority and gesture. In the Op. 5 Cello Sonatas Geminiani succeeded in creating music that lives up to his own high expectations. 

In addition McGillivray and guests (cembalist David McGuinness, continuo cellist Joseph Crouch and Baroque guitarist Eligio Quinteiro) perform some interesting and valuable bonuses taken from Geminiani's keyboard compositions. The Financial Times named McGillivray's eloquent Geminiani recording one of the 'Best Classical Recordings of 2005' for its "scholarship and style".