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Francesco Geminiani Concerti Grossi and Trio Sonatas

'La Folia' Concerto Grosso after Corelli. Trio Sonata No.3 in F major op.1 No.9. Violin Sonata in E minor op.1 No.3. Trio Sonata No.5 in A minor after op.1 No.11. Trio Sonata No.6 in D minor after op.1 No.12. Violin Sonata in A major op.4 No.12. Concerto Grosso in G minor op.7 No.2.
Purcell Band & Purcell Quartet

Hyperion Helios CDH55234 (c.£6)

Yet another reincarnation of that ubiquitous "La Folia", recently reviewed in the Allesandro Scarlatti version (also Hyperion Helios) and discussed by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review. This is a thoroughly delectable compilation, alternating two groups, large (two concerti grossi) and small sonatas with many famous names in the HIP world featured, such as Catherine Mackintosh and Elizabeth Wallfisch (q.v. a recent review of music by a younger member of the "Wallfisch family dynasty"!).

At the Helios bargain price, no reason to hesitate letting it fill a gap in your collection.

Peter Grahame Woolf