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Italian Mandolin Sonatas
The eighteenth century mandolin sonata is usually divided into three movements - fast, slow, fast - and is representative of the elegant gallant style of the late Baroque period.
The melody is lightly accompanied and has balanced phrases punctuated by regular cadences, and certain other characteristics are much in evidence: frequent series of triplets in semiquavers, delicate appoggiatura 'sighs', scotch snaps and other dotted figures.
The mandolin sonata embodies the Enlightenment ideals of music that is clear, pleasing and natural, as opposed to the elaborate counterpoint of earlier composers.

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Track List
1] Giovanni Battista Gervasio
Sonata in D major for Mandolin and Basso Continuo
2] Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata n.54 (K.89) in D minor for Mandolin and Basso Continuo
3] Addiego Guerra
Sonata in G major for Mandolin and Basso Continuo
4] Emanuele Barbella
Sonata in D major for Mandolin and Basso Continuo
5] Giuseppe Giuliano
Sonata in D major for Mandolin and Basso Continuo
6] Giovanni Battista Gervasio
Sonata in G major for Mandolin and Basso Continuo

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