Pieces taken from “Dieci divertitimenti per piano forte ad uso dé principianti” by J.S.Mayr (1763-1845) and transcribed for two different ensembles based on a revision of the pieces by Pierluigi Forcella.
First performance | Interpreters: Nr. 1b: 2019 – Santuario di Sombreno – Martin Eidenschink, violin – Lucio Mosè Benaglia, organ
Edition: unpublished work
Description: the version for oboe and orchestra had been prepared for a concert in memory of Pierluigi Forcella, admirer of Mayr and himself reviewer of Two Pleasures, in the version for organ solo, which served as the basis for my transcription. The second, however, for violin and organ (or piano) was prepared for a concert in Sombreno, a village near Bergamo, where the great Bavarian composer lived and composed, often in the service of his patron Count Pesenti. The piece was recorded on the historic Serassi organ from 1737 in the pilgrimage church of Sombreno. J.S.Mayr certainly played on this organ as well.