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Sonata in G minor, Op 4 No 5

1708; from 6 Sonate da chiesa, 'Op 4'

The Locatelli Trio
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: 10 minutes 21 seconds
Adagio  [2'59]
Allegro  [2'51]
Adagio  [2'32]
Presto  [1'59]


'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 5, in G minor, is Albinoni at his most elegiac. Its second movement contains the highest note, G above the treble stave, found in any Albinoni work, while its finale, a perpetuum mobile in triple time, has earned the admiration of commentators.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1994

La Sonate 5, en sol mineur, est du Albinoni à son plus élégiaque. Son deuxième mouvement contient la plus haute note, sol au-dessus de la clé de sol, que l’on trouve dans les œuvres d’Albinoni, tandis que son finale, un perpetuum mobile à trois temps, s’est attiré les éloges des commentateurs.

extrait des notes rédigées par Michael Talbot © 1994
Français: Alain Midoux

In g-Moll Sonate 5 zeigt Albinoni wiederum in elegischer Stimmung. Ihr zweiter Satz enthält die höchste Note, die in einem Werk von Albinoni zu finden ist, nämlich das G über dem Diskantnotensystem, während das Finale, ein Perpetuum mobile im Dreiertakt, bei Kommentatoren besondere Bewunderung ausgelöst hat.

aus dem Begleittext von Michael Talbot © 1994
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller