MARTIN BERTEAU (1708-1771): Cello Sonatas No. 1 in D, No. 3 in G, No. 4 in F, No. 5 in E Flat, No. 6 in E Minor and No. 8 in A Minor, 4 Airs, Sixième Exercise in G.
Catalogue Number: 05P028
Reference: GCD 922512
Description: As a teacher, Berteau is the founder of the modern French cello school; every cellist of note of the next generation claimed him as a teacher. His Op. 1 sonatas of 1748 combine melodic grace with instrumental virtuosity and fit alongside those of his more famous composer contemporaries Stuck and Barrière. Christophe Coin (cello), Peter Skalka, Felix Knecht (continuo cellos), Markus Hünninger (harpsichord).