ANTONIO LOLLI (1725-1802): Sonatas for Violin and Continuo in A, Op. 3/6, in A, Op. 1/4, in C Minor, Op. 5/2, in D, Op. 3/4 and in G, Op. 3/5, Sonata in G for 2 Violins and Continuo, Op. 9/2 (Antonella Tanetti [second violin], Erich Galliani [French guitar]).
Catalogue Number: 08M029
Reference: CDS 660
Description: Considered the precursor of Paganini as a virtuoso violinist, Lolli's violin concertos had an outing on this label in December 2007 (12J040). In these sonatas, covering Lolli's entire publishing career from 1766-85, you'll find much hair-raising difficulty, especially use of high positions and a constant search for new resources and instrumental colors. Luca Fanfoni (violin), Marianne Chen (cello), Paola Del Giudice (harpsichord).