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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22048
Recording details: January 1992
Gewölbekeller am Römerturn, Köln, Germany
Produced by Hansjörg Seiler
Engineered by Karl-Peter Wahle & Werner Walravens
Release date: October 1994
Total duration: 7 minutes 25 seconds

'Graceful in character … melodically appealing. An enjoyable and very worthwhile release, illuminating less familiar aspects of Albinoni's music' (Gramophone)

'The performances are of high quality, well paced, sensitive and fresh, and the recording is well balanced and vivid' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'These discs will be a revelation to those who honor Corelli … here is his compositional successor. Superb notes by Michael Talbot complement this sumptuous set of golden treasures. Warmly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'Very attractive music, captivatingly played' (Soundscapes, Australia)

'En definitiva, una version absolutamente indispensable' (CD Compact, Spain)

Sonata in B flat major, Op 6 No 3
composer
1711 or slightly later; from 12 Trattenimenti armonici per camera, Op 6

Grave  [2'10]
Allegro  [2'07]
Adagio  [1'45]
Presto  [1'23]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Sonata 3 has one of the most ornate opening movements (although Albinoni never fills his solo lines with so much embellishment that the player cannot add an additional quota).

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1994

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