LOUIS-GABRIEL GUILLEMAIN (1705-1770): Sonates en Quatuors ou Conversations Galantes et Amusantes for Flute, Violin, Bass Viol and Continuo, Op. 12, No. 1 in G and No. 3 in D Minor and Op. 17, No. 4 in C Minor and No. 5 in D.
Catalogue Number: 04Q025
Label: Raum Klang
Reference: RK 3304
Description: These are true quartets, with a cello added for reinforcing the bass part and, in many, Guillemain shows that he is well acquainted with the then-quite-new sonata allegro form, making these pieces trail-blazers of one aspect of the new Classical style. Two of these were offered on a no-longer-available Pierre Verany disc in our Jan 2009 catalogue; Opp. 12/1 and 17/4 are otherwise unavailable. Ensemble Barockin'.