Pietro Domenico Paradies

Pietro Domenico Paradies (also Pietro Domenico Paradisi) (1707 – 25 August 1791), was an Italian composer, harpsichordist and harpsichord teacher, most prominently known for a composition popularly entitled "Toccata in A", which is, in other sources, the second movement of his Sonata No. 6.

A reviewer of a modern edition of his sonatas, all first edited by the composer, noted in passing "Paradies (never Paradisi, it seems)" suggesting that Paradisi might be a modern adaptation.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1707 (Naples;Bari), Died August 25th, 1791 (Venice)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-81014 10-in. 12/29/1933 Toccata in A major Jose Iturbi Piano solo composer  
Columbia W148406 10-in. 5/2/1929 Toccata in A Dame Myra Hess Piano solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Paradies, Pietro Domenico," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103748.

Paradies, Pietro Domenico. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103748.

"Paradies, Pietro Domenico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103748


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