on 6 March 2002
Some of these pieces are quite well-known, and justifiably in my opinion, as they show off the virtuosity of both performer and composer to the ultimate. In particular, the flute sonatas are in places breathtakingly beautiful.
The viola da gamba has a completely different quality from the cello, which it resembles in shape and range. These pieces demonstrate the sort of thing that a gentleman of the era would play in his spare tim, as a hobby, and as such the pieces don't *sound* al that technically demanding, but they are rather satisfying to experience.