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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22061
Recording details: May 1991
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1992
Total duration: 20 minutes 30 seconds

'Elizabeth Wallfisch's technical prowess makes all these sonatas sound easy—which they are not—and leaves room for innumerabe expressive nuances. Both this and a second collection of later sonatas are discs to treasure and enjoy through many a repeated listening' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Performances which compel us to listen, not merely to marvel at the virtuosity' (Gramophone)

'The Locatelli Trio rises brilliantly to the challenge … they convey great passion and warmth. Wallfisch is outstanding and the engineers have captured the balance perfectly' (Classic CD)

'Recommended? You bet! Get it now before the Tartini boom begins' (Fanfare, USA)

'This is without question one of the finest records of baroque music ever issued! … a revelation … enthralling and hugely important. A wonderful issue' (CDReview)

Violin Sonata in B flat major, BBb12
composer
Op 5 No 6

Affettuoso  [4'26]
Allegro  [7'21]
Andante  [8'43]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Opus 5 No 6 is cast in a three-movemement pattern, with an opening slow movement followed by a lengthy, elaborate Allegro; the last movement, cast in the rhythm of a minuet, is a set of variations (or ‘divisions’, for the continuo part remains unchanged throughout) of ever-increasing complexity.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1992

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