Mitzi Meyerson's recent recording of Richard Jones little known works for solo harpsichord was a revelation. This recording of his, recently rediscovered, violin sonatas is further confirmation of the stature of this unjustly forgotten master. Perhaps Jones was unfortunate to find himself sharing the London stage with the towering presence of Händel but he is in no sense a mere Händel clone but rather a very original and exciting voice. The excellent notes in this typically elegant Glossa production list a number of further works which are apparently lost. One can only hope that some dusty library shelf might yield further lost treasures of this calibre.
Another unknown gem (to me, at least) is in Mitzi Meyerson's choice of collaborators for this project. I have not previously encountered Kreeta-Maria Kentala but she seems to me to be at least the equal of any of the better known baroque violinists and, on the evidence of this recording, deserves to be more widely known.