ROBERTO VALENTINI (c.1674-1747): 6 Sonatas for Mandolin and Continuo, Op. 12, PIETRO GIUSEPPE GAETANO BONI (1st half of 18th cen.):
Catalogue Number: 10S015
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Valentini, born Robert Valentine in Leicester but who made his career in Italy, had these six sonatas published in 1730. They range a little beyond the Corellian sonata template and point towards the more exploratory idioms of Handel and Locatelli. Boni’s (1725) are mostly of a suite‐like character, with sarabandes, gigues and courantes. Pizzicar Galante.