Sonata in D Major by Antonio (Francesco) Rosetti, (Anton Rossler). Edited by Th. Richter. For Violin (Flute), Harp (Piano). Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM34010).
One of the most popular composers of our time (. . . ) one can hardly think of anything that is lighter, more luminous or sweeter than honey than this man's music. That is how Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, the "Sturm und Drang" poet, characterized the composer Antonio Rosetti in 1784. Rosetti's works were extremely popular in the late 18th century. The dates of his biography cannot be confirmed definitely, but he was probably born around 1750 in Leimeritz in northern Bohemia as Franz Anton Rosler. Although he was supposed to embark upon a career as a clergyman, he decided to become a musician. He left his home country and Italianized his name to Antonio Rosetti. This sonata is an arrangement of the Nocturne in D for flute, violin, viola, cello and two horns by Johan Andre.