Performers: Fabio Biondi (violin), Fabrizio Cipriani (violin), Ettore Belli (viola), Maurizio Naddeo (cello), Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord), Pascal Monteilhet (theorbo)
Playing time: 65'
Recording date: March 1992
Dario Castello (fl.1620-30) is a rather obscure figure involved with the early development of the sonata. He was the lead instrumentalist at St. Marks's during Monteverdi's tenure, and published two volumes of instrumental works which were circulated widely in his lifetime. Although primarily known for his wind music, some of Castello's music also works well on the violin.
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