European Baroque Masters in London, Volume 2 presents the world premiere recordings of Gary Karr‘s edition of six trio sonatas composed by Giacobo Cervetto, who spent much of his professional career in London. Cervetto, a renowned cellist and colleague of Handel (in whose orchestra he frequently played), was also a composer of cello music which has only recently been rediscovered.

European Baroque Masters in London, Volume 2 is the second CD by the trio of Gary Karr, Elmira Darvarova, and Harmon Lewis to explore rare repertoire composed by Baroque virtuosos. The first CD showcased music by François-Hippolyte Barthélemon and Handel.

Gary Karr is the king of the double bass, one of the world s great string virtuosos. In the recording he is joined by Latin Grammy-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova, former concertmaster of the MET Orchestra whose many recordings have met with strong critical acclaim, and Karr s longtime keyboard collaborator Harmon Lewis. A must-have recording for fans of double bass, baroque music, and just plain terrific music-making.

Giacobo Basevi Cervetto (1690-1783)

Six Sonatas or Trios, Op. 1 Nos. 1-6 (ca. 1740, in the new edition for double bass, violin, and continuo by Gary Karr)

Sonata I in a minor • Sonata II in B-flat • Sonata III in g • Sonata IV in C • Sonata IV in A • Sonata VI in c

Gary Karr, double bass
Elmira Darvarova, violin
Harmon Lewis, organ

Produced and recorded by Gary Karr, Elmira Darvarova, and Harmon Lewis
Edited by Samuel Ward
Urlicht AudioVisual UAV-5995