GIOVANNI BATTISTA REALI (1681-1751): from Suonate e Capricci, Op. 1: Capriccio Primo, Folia, ARCANGELO CORELLI (1653-1713): Trio Sonatas, Op. 2, No. 4, Op. 3, Nos. 2, 5 & 8 and Op. 4, Nos. 2, 3 & 10.
Catalogue Number: 01P019
Description: Sad that these couplings have to keep happening but, bracketing 48 minutes of the usual (Corelli), there are 12 minutes of the rare. Reali's Op. 1 (1709), in Corellian style and, like Corelli's Op. 5, consists of four-movement trio sonatas with a set of virtuosic variations on La Folia at the end. Stravaganza; Thomas Soltani (harpsichord).