Firenze-Siena: C. Bratti & C. [PN 3023-25], 1912. Folio. Disbound. [i] (title), [i] (preface by Riccardo Gandolfi in Italian, French, and German), 15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved.
Inscription in blue ink to upper right corner of title: "Al caro Mario Feninger affettuosamente Benedetto [?]Rizzo Napoli -Luglio 955."
Spine frayed; tail dampstained. Browned, especially at edges.
A modern edition, apparently based on the first edition published in Rome ca. 1727.
"Della Ciaia... is known today only for his instrumental music. His collection of keyboard music (undated, but ‘1727’ is written on the Bologna copy) is divided into three sections: six sonatas for harpsichord, several saggi in counterpoint for organ, and six ricercares for organ. That for harpsichord is the more important owing to the rarity of sonatas expressly for the instrument from that period. Each is a hybrid form comprising a toccata, a three-part canzona and two binary pieces: the first two movements show the application to the harpsichord of what had been primarily organ music. The toccatas, especially, exhibit a well-developed keyboard style: the entire range of the instrument is employed as chordal-rhythmic sections alternate with free-rhythm scalic passages reminiscent of Buxtehude." Carolyn Gianturco in Grove Music Online. Item #26077
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