FILIPPO GRAGNANI (1767-1820): 3 Sonatas for Violin and Guitar, Op. 8.
Catalogue Number: 05N031
Label: Newton Classics
Description: 3 Sonatas for Violin and Guitar, Op. 8. Gragnani comes before all other Italian guitar-associated composers (from Molino, born just a year later through to Legnani and Paganini) and maybe that's why these sonatas are in the three-movement Classical form and privilege the violin (although there are some virtuoso requirements for the guitar as there were in violin-and-piano sonatas of this period). Franco Mezzena (violin), Massimo Scattolin (guitar). Original 1990 Rivo Alto release.