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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: 6 minutes 21 seconds

Sonata in B minor, Op 4 No 6
1708; from 6 Sonate da chiesa, 'Op 4'

Largo  [1'53]
Allegro  [1'49]
Adagio  [1'42]
Allegro  [0'57]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Sonata 6, in B minor, is overall the strongest work in the set. Remarkably, its violin part shuns double-stopping altogether and descends no lower than E sharp above middle C, which has led to the suggestion that it was originally a work for alto recorder. Its second movement demonstrates Albinoni’s mastery of counterpoint, being a fugue in two parts very similar to the cavatas (aria-like settings of the closing lines of recitatives) found in his cantatas.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1994

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