Bruno Cocset - Geminiani & The Celtic Earth: Give Me Your Hand
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:23 min | 348 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2017
Some of the Italian musicians who came to London to ‘make their fortunes’ found themselves influenced by the Celtic lands and their rich tradition of folk music. They were in their turn admired and sometimes even copied by their counterparts in the British Isles. This recording shows the outcome of that encounter. Lorenzo Bocchi was probably the first Italian cellist to settle in Edinburgh, in 1720. Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) arrived in Dublin in 1733. Since 1714 he had been resident in London, where he performed with Handel, but his passion for art dealing landed him in prison.