GIOVANNI BATTISTA VIOTTI (1755-1824): Quatuors Concertantes (String Quartets) Nos. 1 in F, No. 2 in B Flat & No. 3 in G, G112-114.
Catalogue Number: 09M031
Description: And, having just mentioned the newer, cantabile style of Viotti in the blurb above, here are three fine examples of it. Viotti's first 12 quartets were quatuors brillants with the first violin in a soloistic role and virtuosity and flair dominating; these three, written in 1815, are all about attractive, memorable melodies, joyously exchanged and elaborated equally by all four members of the ensemble. Members of I Solisti di Perugia.