LOUIS-GABRIEL GUILLEMAIN (1705-1770): Conversations galantes for Flute, Violin, Viola da Gamba, Cello and Continuo, Op. 12, Nos. 2-4 and 6. These
Catalogue Number: 10Q024
Description: These quartets, published in 1743, are transitional works: rococo style mixed with counterpoint, sonata form in first movements but still using basso continuo (guitar, lute and theorbo here). All instruments get their opportunities but there is real virtuosity demanded of the violin. Poema Harmónico. 2002 release.