Complete Original Recorder Sonatas - Score and Parts by Francesco Barsanti (1690-1772). For alto recorder and Basso Continuo. Score and Parts. 52 pages. Published by Dolce (MM.DOL0126).
6 sonatas by Francesco Barsanti. Includes commentary and performance notes. 52 pages. Francesco Barsanti, a native of Lucca, Italy, came to London with Francesco Geminiani, also from Lucca, in 1714. Barsanti was employed as oboist and flautist in the opera band until 1735, when he moved to Edinburgh, where he achieved some success as a composer and performer. But in 1743 he returned to his opera post in London, this time as a violinist He died in poverty in 1772, leaving a Scottish wife and a daughter. Jenny, who was to become one of the most celebrated actresses of her day.