Lapis: La Stravaganza & 12 Harpsichord Sonatas Luigi Accardo

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Label: Arcana

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Santo Lapis (1699 - 1764): Sonnates pour le clavessin:
  • 1Sonata No. 1 (A piacere - Allegro)03:27
  • 2Sonata No. 2 (Vivace - Tempo di menuet)03:55
  • 3Sonata No. 3 (Spiritoso)03:29
  • 4Sonata No. 4 (Vivo e distacato)04:10
  • 5Sonata No. 5 (Menuet affetuoso)04:10
  • 6Sonata No. 6 (Andante)05:17
  • 7Sonata No. 7 (Con spirito)03:51
  • 8Sonata No. 8 (Allegro)02:58
  • 9Sonata No. 9 (Spiritoso)03:06
  • 10Sonata No. 10 (Vivo e distacato)03:37
  • 11Sonata No. 11 (Tempo di menuet)04:26
  • 12Sonata No. 12 (Allegro)04:00
  • La Stravaganza per il cembalo:
  • 13Andante03:02
  • 14Vivo e fugato02:33
  • 15Menuet variato09:39
  • Total Runtime01:01:40

Info for Lapis: La Stravaganza & 12 Harpsichord Sonatas

In spite of his baptismal name, there was nothing of the saint about this Santo Lapis, whose extended international career brings to mind many “Honourable Scoundrels” in the age of Casanova. During his sojourn in the Netherlands (1741-1757), the Bologna-born composer and operatic impresario published such diverse works as a collection of harpsichord sonatas for a young Russian countess and a challenging Stravaganza for a music-loving Dutch lord who used to withdraw his name...

Luigi Accardo, harpsichord (Keith Hill, Manchester, 2001 (after anonymous, Germany early 18th century)

Luigi Accardo
was born in 1985 in Cagliari. In 2009 he graduated in piano from the Conservatorio Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina of Cagliari, under the teaching of Rosabianca Rachel. In 2009 he moved to Piacenza where he started to play the harpsichord and under the teaching of Paola Poncet in 2012 he graduated in harpsicord from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Nicolini di Piacenza. Later in 2014 he got his master in harpsicord and ancient keyboards with highest honours, and in 2017 he got master in “Chamber Music” with highest honours. He attended various master classes and upgrading courses with musicians such as Cristine Schornsheim, Olivier Baumont, Carmen Leoni, Pierre Hantai.

In 2008 he graduated with highest honours in ethnomusicology from the Conservatorio di Cagliari. In 2011 he received his master degree in musicology (with highest honours) from the Facoltà di Musicologia di Cremona. He is partaking in a research project on musicals religious celebrations of 1937. From 2006 to 2009 he carried out a study on the religious celebration of the Holy Week of Bonnannaro (SS) for the “Hymnos” a cultural association. He participated as a speaker, in seminars and conferences.

As a performer, he played as harpsichordist in many concerts, in Italy (Milano, Lodi, Piacenza, Cremona, Cagliari, Pula, Laconi, Alghero, Parma, Somma Campagna, Padova, Varese, L’Aquila, Mantova, Udine) in Germany (Bremen), in Croatia (Zagreb, Rovigno, Korčula) in France (Prades, Latour de France) in Netherlands (Vorden), in Kuwait (Kuwait City), Vilnius (Lithuania), Moscow (Russia).

Luigi recorded for Arcana (Outhere Music) a solo Cd, titled “Santo Lapis – La Stravaganza & 12 Harpsichord Sonatas”. This music, by the italian composer Santo Lapis (from Bologna) is recorded and published for the first time.

In 2013 he founded in collaboration with the musician Enrico Bissolo the “Daccapo – Italian Harpsichord Duo”. The ensemble works at the realisation of an original repertoire for two harpsichords. The Duo has recently recorded a compact disc that was published in February 2014 with Stradivarius (Milano). The duo works with ARTCAM (videomakers) to create musical videoclip based on Daccapo’s arrangement of Italian Baroque Music.

In 2013 he founded with the violinist Sara Meloni, the ensemble “Musici di Castello”, based in the prestigious Palazzo Siotto in Cagliari. They are studying and playing the repertoire of ancient music, from the first baroque to the galante style.

Luigi plays cembalo in “Articoolazione” Ensemble, with Nicola Brovelli (cello), Diego Leverić (teorbe, lute and baroque guitar) and Leandro Marziotte (countertenor). The ensemble works mainly at Italian repertoire and has recently recorded six new unpublished Napolitan Cantatas from XVIII century. (Out in September 2016, Arcana – Outhere Music).

Luigi plays also keyboards, makes videos for the website “”. He played keyboards in various performance held in Sardinia, Lombardia and Switzerland. He also recorded two original albums: Starbynary – Dark Passenger, BakerTeam Records, 2014 ; Starbynary – Divina Commedia-Inferno, Revalve Records, 2017.

Booklet for Lapis: La Stravaganza & 12 Harpsichord Sonatas

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