Giovanni Paisiello, Canzone La Partenza in D Minor for harpsichord, with violin accompaniment
Nicoleta Paraschivescu
, harpsichord & Katharina Heutjer, violin

Giovanni Paisiello’s Raccolta di Varij Rondeaux, e Capricci col l’Accompagnamento di Violino came into beingin 1783. It contains forty-three pieces for harpsichord or for harpsichord with violin accompaniment. Parts of this manuscript collection were so popular even outside aristocratic circles that they were repeatedly copied and printed all over Europe. They reflect the taste of the nascent middle classes and the great popularity that Paisiello’s works enjoyed already during his lifetime.