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Leonardo Leo: Six Cello Concertos ()

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It won't do to claim the cello concertos of Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) as unknown masterpieces. But if you enjoy hearing a composer struggle with musical materials in an era of transition (might be relevant to today's scene, eh?), you'll find these interesting. Leo was posthumously praised by both Charles Burney and E.T.A. Hoffmann, but today he is known vaguely, if at all, as one of the forerunners of Classical-era opera. These six concertos were written in 1737 and 1738 for Leo's patron Domenico Marzio Caraffa, the Duke of ...

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  1. Cello Concerto in A major, L. 50
  2. Cello Concerto in F minor, L. 40
  3. Cello Concerto in A major, L. 20
  4. Cello Concerto in D minor (from 6 Concerti per violoncello), L. 60
  5. Cello Concerto in D major, L. 10
  6. Sinfonia Concertata for cello & strings in C minor
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Leonardo Leo: Six Cello Concertos
2001, BIS

UPC: 7318590010570

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