GIOVANNI BATTISTA BASSANI (1647-1716): 12 Sinfonie, Op. 5.
Catalogue Number: 07O016
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Although this is the only recording available of these pieces for two or three instruments and continuo (two violins and sometimes a cello independent of the continuo), they were reprinted three times in the composerís lifetime after their 1683 publication and Bassani was highly esteemed by Bach and Handel. Probably written for church use, they contain innovative techniques, one of which is that they anticipate sonata form. 2 CDs. Ensemble StilModerno.