Legrenzi: Sonata a 2, La Galini, Op 8 No 5 (5:47)
ATMA presents the first CD by Pallade Musica, the 2012 Grand Prize winners at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition. Two genres are offered in this program: the canzona and the sonata from 17th-century Venice. Although they use the same instruments, belong to the same style, and sound quite similar, these two genres have very different origins and aesthetic purposes. ‘Verso Venezia’ includes music by Castello, Legrenzi and Merula — composers who were at the forefront of the transformation of the canzona into the sonata form.