Poglietti

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COMPOSERS: Poglietti
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
WORKS: Il rossignolo; Toccatina sopra la ribellione di Ungheria; Toccata fatta sopra Cassedio di Filipsburgo; Capricietto sopra il cu cu
PERFORMER: Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: HMC 905242
Alessandro Poglietti’s amazingly graphic programme music for harpsichord, from the 1670s, includes a Hungarian rebellion complete with imprisonment, trial and decapitation, a siege and bloody massacre. His suite and 20 variations on a ‘nightingale’ motif provide an ingenious pastoral contrast. Delightful. George Pratt

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