Wikipedia

Domenico Gabrielli (15 April 1651 or 19 October 1659 – 10 July 1690) was an Italian Baroque composer and virtuoso cello player. He was apparently not related to the Venetian Gabrielis.

Born in Bologna, he worked in the orchestra of the church of San Petronio and was also a member and for some time president (principe) of the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna. During the 1680s he also worked as a musician at the court of Duke Francesco II d'Este of Modena.

Gabrielli wrote several operas as well as instrumental and vocal church works. He is especially notable as the composer of some of the earliest attested works for solo cello (two sonatas for cello and basso continuo, a group of seven ricercari for unaccompanied cello, and a canon for two cellos). Among his contemporaries, his own virtuoso performances on this instrument earned him the nickname Mingain (or Minghino) dal viulunzeel, a dialect form meaning "Dominic of the cello."

Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Filter

Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Opera completa per violoncello Domenico Gabrielli; Modo Antiquo, Bettina Hoffmann 2
2004 Complete Works for Violoncello Domenico Gabrielli; 鈴木秀美, Emmanuel Balssa, 大塚直哉 2
2007 Early Italian Cello Music: Gabrielli: Complete Works for Violoncello / Frescobaldi: three Canzonas / works by Rognoni and Selma-y-Salaverde Domenico Gabrielli; Girolamo Frescobaldi, Francesco Rognoni, Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde; Richard Tunnicliffe, James Johnstone, Paula Chateauneuf, Sebastian Comberti 2
2007 The Birth of the Cello: Ricercare Giovanni Battista degli Antoni, Domenico Gabrielli; Julius Berger 1
2011 La Nascita del Violoncello Domenico Gabrielli; Bruno Cocset, Les Basses Réunies 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Sound the Trumpet! (The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner, trumpets: Don Smithers & Michael Laird) Telemann, Purcell, Gabrielli 1

Showing official release groups by this artist. Show all release groups instead, or show various artists release groups.