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But we had been left in no doubt regarding Crudeli's echt credentials from the moment she began the first of her scintillating Cimarosa sonatas (in her own edition no less!) before digging back even further into the Iberian galanterie of Scarlatti: lots more programmatic effects here including the military fanfares and tattoos, guitar strummings of a nocturnal serenade (L422 -- a prodigy of rapid-fire finger repetitions!), echo effects, drumrolls and daredevil (but always unerring) hand-crossing gymnastics (L465).

Marcella Crudeli
Marcella Crudeli


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