Among the handful of surviving works by J. F. Schreivogel, a violinist active in Milan in the first half of the 18th century, is this sparkling three-movement sonata for violin and continuo. Composed late in his career, it represents the Italian galant style at its most resourceful, both musically and technically. Some moments recall Vivaldi, others Tartini, yet the piece is full of individual touches, especially in its complex harmony and rhythm.
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“The quality of this sonata would certainly justify its inclusion in recital programmes and recorded anthologies; it is to be welcomed as a discovery of importance to be integrated into the vast mosaic that is the violin repertoire of eighteenth-century Italy.” Review of Schreivogel‘s Sonata in E minor, HH432.FSP in The Consort