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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: 8 minutes 36 seconds

Sonata in D minor, Op 4 No 1
1708; from 6 Sonate da chiesa, 'Op 4'

Adagio  [2'50]
Allegro  [2'32]
Largo  [1'14]
Allegro  [2'00]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Sonata 1 contains some quintessentially Albinonian musical ideas that were to appear in later works. Versions of the first, second and fourth movements appear in the opening sonata of a second ‘unofficial’ set of violin sonatas published in 1717, while the second movement prefigures its counterpart in Op 6 No 4. This sonata is typical of Albinoni in that the slow movements are in a through-composed form that eschews any kind of reprise of the opening, while the quick movements employ an almost perfectly symmetrical binary form.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1994

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