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Track(s) taken from CDH55191
Recording details: April 1981
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1989
Total duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds

Sonata No 4 in E minor
Armonico Tributo, Salzburg, 1682

Sonata  [1'11]
Balletto  [1'13]
Menuet  [1'36]
Adagio  [0'31]
Aria  [1'13]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Sonata IV opens with a two-section Sonata, featuring a walking bass under rich suspensions of the type popularized by Corelli. After a lively Balletto, there is another favourite Corelli device – the alternating of Adagio passages for the whole ensemble with brilliant solos for the two violins and continuo alone. After a Menuet and a short Adagio, there is a Presto movement entitled Aria which is written in duple time, but which is intended to be played as a gigue in 12/8, using a notational convention common in German keyboard composers such as Froberger and Böhm.

from notes by Roy Goodman © 1981

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