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Hyperion Records

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Study of a Music Party (early 1770s) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
Track(s) taken from 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: 8 minutes 10 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)

Violin Sonata in A major, Op 1 No 1
Le Prime Sonate a Violin, e Basso di F. Geminiani, London, 1729

Allegro  [2'27]

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