2 Apr 2019

PLATTI: Concerto with cello obbligato in D

From Music Alive, 8:50 pm on 2 April 2019

Performed by NZ Barok with guest cellist James Bush at their concert, "The Splendour of Venice"

Cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok for its "Splendour of Venice" tour

Cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok for its "Splendour of Venice" tour Photo: Supplied

Giovanni Platti

Giovanni Platti Photo: Public Domain

Venetian composer Giovanni Platti was little bit younger than Vivaldi. He was born sometime in the 1690s.

Not much is known about him except that in 1722 he was appointed to the court in Würzburg where he continued to work until his death.

Amongst other things, he seems to be an early adopter of the new fortepiano and his music shows that he was an imaginative and forward-thinking composer.

Recorded by RNZ Concert in St Luke's Church, Remuera, Auckland, 6 October 2018
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay