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Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor

composer
Twelve Sonatas for Two Violins with a Bass for the Violoncello or Harpsicord, London, 1747

The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: October 1995
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: September 1996
Total duration: 7 minutes 36 seconds

Cover artwork: Brook Green Fair by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)
Reproduced by permission of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Crown Copyright
 
1
Gratioso  [2'53]
2
March: Grave  [2'46]
3
Tempo di gavotta  [1'57]

Reviews

'Yet another treasurable document of England's musical heritage' (Gramophone)

'The works, large and small, have an air of sweet reasonableness. The fugues are warmly greeted but never aggressively attacked; the string tone in the slow movements is very appealing, sweet and well blended. The two solo violins carry on an urbane and charming dialogue, their voices twining in and out of each other like those of a long-married couple who can anticipate what the other will say. In the final Gigues everyone lets their hair down for an end-of-concerto romp. Attractive music performed with skill' (BBC Music Magazine)