Onward and upward! Andreas Böhlen's interpretation of Giuseppe Sammartini's rarely played recorder sonatas (Vol.1, released in 2020) was not only veritably celebrated in the early music scene, but he has now even been appointed professor at the world famous Schola Cantorum in Basel (Switzerland). Listeners can therefore expect the highest standards from this second and final volume of Sammartini's sonatas.
This music played is from manuscript sources, for there is no comprehensive modern edition of these scores. Sammartini's music often surprises with unusual ideas, and Andreas Böhlen, who also performs as a jazz saxophonist, amazes again and again with sovereign improvisational playing. The rich continuo sound is provided by international specialists from Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
Manufactered as SuperAudioCD this album presents versions in high end stereo as well as surround sound. The booklet includes an extensive article by U.S. recorder expert David Lasocki.