GOTTLIEB MUFFAT (1690-1770): Componimenti Musicali per il Cembalo.
Catalogue Number: 05K032
Reference: GCD 921804
Description: Son-of-Georg produced this collection of six suites (each with eight or nine pieces) and a Ciacona around 1739. Gottlieb was the rare baroque composer who wrote practically nothing else but keyboard works and he was not particularly forward-looking, so don't expect anything along the lines of C.P.E. Bach. What he was, though, was omnivorous in inspiration: English hornpipes, Italian toccatas, French overtures and German fugues mix with all kinds of variations, dances, improvisations and character pieces in a rather unique collection. And his colleagues noticed: there is a list in the notes of the 16 pieces from the Componimenti which Handel borrowed for use in his Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, a couple of the concerti grossi, organ concertos and two oratorios. 2 CDs. Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord).