ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Sonatas Nos. 9, 12, 21, 23 & 24 for Recorder, 2 Violins and Continuo, Sonata for 3 Recorders and Continuo in F, Sinfonia for Recorder and Continuo in G.
Catalogue Number: 01J022
Reference: ACD2 2521
Description: Scarlatti's late chamber music is really getting recorded these days, this latest being a group of recorder sonatas from manuscripts in Naples and Münster (undated, but all his instrumental music comes after 1710) and, like all the rest, acting as a guardian of the sacred tradition of counterpoint (although there are attractive enough melodies though everything is tinged with a hint of world-weary melancholy). Les Boréades; Francis Colpron (recorder).