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Early Delights

A Sunday hour with early music goodies. Today we join the theme of this month: Sol. You will only hear music in the keys G Major and G Minor.

‘Sol’ doesn’t just mean G, but also Sun. Hence, we start with music for the Sun King.

Gaspard le Roux (ca 1670 – 1706)
1. From: Pieces de clavecin (1705), suite no 7, in g
– Prelude
– Allemande
– Courante
– Le bel-ebat
– La piece sans titre
– Gigue
Rebecca Maurer, harpsichord
(CD: En sol: Musique pour le Roi-Soleil. Genuin GEN 15352, 2015)

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688 – 1758)
2. Trio for hobo, violin and basso continuo, in g
– Andante
– Allegro
– Poco allegro
Epoca Barocca
(CD: Johann Friedrich Fasch: Trios & Sonatas. CPO 777 204-2, 2007)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
3. Sonata in G (K 144)
4. Sonata in G (K 201)
5. Sonata in G (K 314)
Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord
(CDs: Scarlatti 4. Mirare MIR 285, 2016 & Scarlatti 2. Mirare MIR 9920, 2005)

Michele Mascitti (ca. 1664 – 1760)
6. Sonata for violin and basso continuo in g, op. 9 no 2 (1738)
– Larghetto
– Allemanda
– Largo
– Allegro
Quartetto Vanvitelli
(CD: Michele Mascitti: Sonate a violino solo e basso opera nona. Arcana A473, 2020)

Francesco Corbetta (ca. 1615 – 1681)
7. Passacaille en sol mineur
Robert de Visée (ca. 1650 – ca. 1725)
8. Chaconne en sol majeur
9. La Muzette
Rolf Lislevand, Baroque guitar and theorbo
(CD: La Mascarade. ECM Records 4811716, 2016)

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