JOHANN ADOLF HASSE (1699-1783): 4 Harpsichord Sonatas "fatte par la Real Delfina di Francia", Sonata in G, Prelude in B Flat, Toccata & Fugue in G Minor, GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Capriccio in G, HWV 571.
Catalogue Number: 06O019
Reference: ACC 24255
Description: Dating from around 1750, the four sonatas for the Dauphine of France are two- and three-movement works without a tempo slower than allegretto: full-fledged specimens of the elegant galant style of the Rococo period. The later (no date given) sonata, from a collection in Dresden, has a cantabile central movement which, like much of Hasse's later-period choral/orchestral music, approaches Haydn and Mozart. Luca Guglielmi (harpsichord).