Corelli, Vivaldi, Barsanti, Veracini, Bigaglia & Marcello

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COMPOSERS: Barsanti,Bigaglia & Marcello,Corelli,Veracini,Vivaldi
LABELS: Teldec Das Alte Werk
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Italian Recorder Sonatas
WORKS: Works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Barsanti, Veracini, Bigaglia & Marcello
PERFORMER: Frans Brüggen (recorder), Anner Bylsma (cello), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: 4509-93669-2 ADD (1968/73)
This collection of early 18th-century Italian recorder sonatas presented by three heavyweight pioneers of period-style performance still oozes with unbound freshness. The seven sonatas and one variations piece, Corelli’s La follia, dissolve into 38 short movements of constantly swaying moods and metre which Brüggen and colleagues flit in and out of with magnificent ease. The various recorders, cellos and keyboards used add to the individualistic charm of each piece. Kate Sherriff