The composer Egidio Duni is well known for his operas, but he also wrote a set of instrumental music, “Sei Sonate a Tre, Due Violini & Violoncello o Basso Continuo,” which was published in Rotterdam in 1738. To my knowledge, this set of lovely trio sonatas is almost never played anywhere, but myself (a violinist) and my colleagues would like to perform them and possibly make the first-ever complete recording of them. I have already made two complete recordings of neglected but important Baroque compositions: J.J. Walther’s Hortulus Chelicus (4 discs, Centaur Records, available on Amazon) and Alessandro Marcello’s 12 Violin Sonatas (2 discs, to be published in 2019). Duni’s Sei Sonate require only 3-4 instruments. I would like to know if there is a suitable space in Matera (maybe the Music Conservatory of Matera?) for a group of professors from my music conservatory to play these lovely sonatas. We are musicians who actively perform all over the world.
Prof. Sean Wang
Chair of Strings Department
Director of Orchestra
Violin Faculty (Modern and Baroque)
Longy School of Music of Bard College