Galuppi is a much under-estimated composer. If you read the musical history books, he figures prominently as the pioneer of the classical comic opera, and a considerable influence (along with his friend Sammartini) on the development of the pre-classical instrumental style, especially with his harpsichord sonatas. Up until recently, however, it has been almost impossible to purchase any performances of his oeuvre! Thank heavens for this superb performance which breaks the dam! hopefully many more of his works...especially the great comic operas he wrote with Goldoni (e.g. Il filosifo di campagna) will appear on DVD. We need to see them! Here's a project for you, if you are reading this, John Eliot Gardiner!