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Biagio Marini (1597-1665)
Biagio Marini was born 1597 in the remarkably musical Lombardy town of Brescia, which was, since the early sixteenth century, a center of organ, lute, and viol manufacture, and became even more renowned for its violins. At age 18, Marini was violinist at St. Mark’s in Venice. There, in 1617, under the influence of Monteverdi, he published his «Affetti Musicali, Opus 1», one of the most radical...
About Sonata op. 8 N° 9
About the Sonata
The present Sonata is from his «Sonate, Sinfonie, ... ,» Opus 8, of 1626, a large group of sonatas, canzonas, sinfonias, ballettos, and dances written for ensembles of one to six parts with continuo. Many of them call for trombones. The late Alfred Einstein assembled the manuscripts upon which this edition is based. The continuo realization, dynamics, and tempos have been supplied by the editor.
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