DARIO CASTELLO (1590-1644): Sonatas from Book II Nos. 4 and 7-10, TARQUINIO MERULA (1594/5-1665): Chiacona from Op. 3, BIAGIO MARINI (1594-1663): Sonata "Fuggi dolente core" and Balletto No. 1 from Op. 22, GIOVANNI ANTONIO BERTOLI (1598-?1645): Sonata No. 7 from Compositioni Musicali, GIOVANNI BATTISTA BUONAMENTE (?-1642): Sinfonia, Brano, Gagliarda and Corrente from Book IV, GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643): Toccata No. 1 from Book II, Capriccio Ruggiero (both for solo harpsichord), SALAMONE ROSSI (1570-c.1630): Sonata sopra un aria francese from Book IV, CIPRIANO DE RORE (1515/6-1565): Ancor che col partire arr. Organ, GIOVANNI BATTISTA SPADI DA FAENZA (?-?): Divisions on "Ancor che col partire" for Organ, FRANCESCO TURINI (c.1589-1656): Sonata E tanto tempor hormai from Madrigali, Book I.
Catalogue Number: 03K015
Label: Chandos Chaconne
Description: Another collection of pieces from the turn of the 17th century, when the basis was being formed of instrumental genres and styles which would prevail for 300 years. Here are virtuoso sonatas for one and two violins, groups of dances and works in variation form, almost all of which make significant use of the dulcian - an early version of the bassoon which for reasons covered in the notes, was particularly popular in Italy at the time. Apollo & Pan.