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CDA66583 - English 18th-century Violin Sonatas
Study of a Music Party (early 1770s) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
CDA66583
Recording details: November 1991
St Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1992
Total duration: 59 minutes 40 seconds

‘This attractive disc includes two examples by Italians and one Dutch piece … but the natives do pretty well, and the best and most individual work is the sonata by Joseph Gibbs … its finale is a hauntingly beautiful set of variations – all played here with just the right freedom of spirit and immediacy of musical response by Elizabeth Wallfisch’ (Gramophone)

‘An attractive collection of English violin music of the period … recording and presentation are first-rate’ (British Music Society Journal)

The English Orpheus
English 18th-century Violin Sonatas
Allegro  [2'27]
Preludio: Largo  [2'01]
Allegro  [3'06]
Allegro  [3'02]
Adagio  [1'26]
Adagio  [3'44]
Allmanda  [4'16]
Largo  [0'52]
Aria: Andante  [4'47]
Allegro staccato  [5'46]
Adagio  [3'34]
Allegro  [2'18]
Allegro  [5'24]
Adagio  [2'14]
Rondeau  [3'08]
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