GIANBATTISTA DEGLI ANTONII (c.1640-?): Ricercata Nos. 1-12, DOMENICO GABRIELLI (1651-1690): Ricercari Nos. 1-7.
Catalogue Number: 09K021
Label: Solo Musica
Reference: SM 112
Description: Titled "The Birth of the Cello", this release contains what cellist Berger argues are the first works for cello ever written: Degli Antonii's were published in 1687 but written as much as a dozen years earlier. Berger plays the 1655 Amati Carlo IX cello with metal wire-wrapped strings and uses a baroque bow. Julius Berger (cello).