JOHN RAVENSCROFT (?-c.1708): Sonata in G, Op. 1/8, CHARLES AVISON (1709-1770): Sonata in D Minor, Op. 1/1, WILLIAM BOYCE (1711-1769): Sonata in D, Op. 1/5, THOMAS ARNE (1710-1778): Sonata in G, Op. 3/2, CARL FRIEDRICH ABEL (1723-1787): Sonata in G, Op. 3/1, THOMAS ERSKINE (1732-1781): Sonata No. 6 in G, GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Sonatas in G Minor, HWV 390 and in D, HWV 397.
Catalogue Number: 09M023
Description: This series concentrating on baroque trio sonatas is going country by country and now the players return to their home territory (after a disc of 17th century works) with a collection from the 18th century (except for Ravenscroft's which dates from 1695) of well-known Handel coupled with both better- and lesser-known sonatas by other Englishmen with Arne, Abel and Erskine ushering the genre into the early Classical period. London Baroque.