Cima pioneered the sonata form particularly the trio sonata. His Sonata per violino e violone (Sonata for violin and double bass viol) is a lovely piece of music with the tessitura of the instruments’ voices creating alternating and contrasting passages, some brief antiphonal motifs, and some really lovely virtuoso playing in the concertato style all over a very pleasing continuo. It’s not hard to see why his fellow musicians admired him so greatly. Enjoy :-).
Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570- 1630): Sonata per violino e violone
|Musica Figurata (on period instruments). |
Alessandro Bares (violin), Jean-Marie Quint (violone), Stefano Lorenzetti (organ).