GIOVANNI BATTISTA PESCETTI (1704-1766): Harpsichord Sonatas Nos. 1-9.
Catalogue Number: 02M040
Reference: CD 2062
Description: Published in London in 1739, these are not exactly precursors of classical sonata form although they anticipate the galant style. In 2-4 movements, they contain suggestions of the French suite in some dance-like movements, there are a couple of fugues and some "improvisational" toccatas, along with a share of highly virtuosic writing. 2 CDs. Filippo Emanuele Ravizza (harpsichord).