CARLO TESSARINI (c.1690-c.1766): Violin Sonatas in C, Op. 3/1, in F, Op. 1/2, in B, Op. 16/3, in C, Op. 2/8 and in G, Op. 3/12, Allettamento da camera in G, Op. 3/2.
Catalogue Number: 09Q023
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Tessarini wrote only instrumental music and did not start publishing his works until 1729 but their popularity can be measured by the proliferation of "pirated" editions around Europe. Many of his sonatas were written for amateurs to be able to cope with but some, like the Op. 16 work here, are full of the virtuosity that Tessarini was himself known for as a performer. Valerio Losito (violin), Federico Del Sordo (harpsichord).