30 Aug 2020

MUFFAT: Sonata No 5 in G, from Armonico tributo

From Music Alive, 8:04 pm on 30 August 2020
Dame Gillian Whitehead with Juilliard415

Dame Gillian Whitehead with Juilliard415 Photo: RNZ/Tim Dodd

Georg Muffat (1653-1704) considered himself a German composer, but his ancestry was Scottish, and his family were settled in the Savoy region of France when he was born in 1653. As a young man he studied with Lully in Paris and with Pasquini and Corelli in Italy. His style is seen as a fusion of both French and Italian elements.

Recorded by RNZ Concert, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 28 February 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay