The original of this 1979 masterpiece goes for $500 on the collector's market. This is a fabulous limited-edition, two-disc set packaged in a deluxe, heavy-duty box. Each set includes a gold, numbered badge on the cover. Rossini's best-known instrumental works, the Six Sonate a Quattro, are rarely heard in their authentic form, as recorded here, performed by four soloists: two violins, cello and double bass. Many arrangements exist, for string quartet, string orchestra, or wind quartet, but all derive from the sonatas.