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Track(s) taken from CKD412
Recording details: January 2012
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Robert Cammidge
Release date: March 2013
Total duration: 10 minutes 57 seconds

'Beznosiuk plays with enormous affinity and charm, his fluent and imaginative ornamentation always within the bounds of the pulse and good taste … particularly evident throughout this recording is the exceptional rapport between the members of the Avison, though they only play all together in the Sixth Sonata. Roger Hamilton, alternating between the organ and the harpsichord, is particularly sympathetic in the Eighth. Cellist Richard Tunnicliffe ably ensures further moments of trio sonata texture; and with Paula Chateauneuf, alternating between the archlute and guitar, he provides some of the most colourful collaborative effects. This is an immensely enjoyable release' (Gramophone) » More

'Violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk offers lyrical, intuitively musical performances, imbued with a placid, unpretentious grace, while his spontaneous ornamentation adds a dash of Baroque bravura. Beznosiuk is well matched by the outstanding continuo players Paula Chateauneuf, Roger Hamilton and Richard Tunnicliffe—the quartet conversing with the ease and familiarity of old friends … a particularly fine set' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

'These discs have all the virtues expected of the Avison brand—an exemplary recording with immediacy and presence and idiomatic, thoroughly polished performances with laudable improvisational flair, internal rapport and blend. Additional ornamentation is supplied in abundance, the stylised dances are sharply characterised, and the voicing of the polyphonic movements is crystal-clear' (The Strad)

Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3
composer
Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo, 1700; dedicated to Electress Sophie Carlotta of Brandenburg

Adagio  [2'25]
Allegro  [2'08]
Adagio  [2'48]
Allegro  [1'01]
Allegro  [2'35]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In England, arrangements of the Op 5 sonatas for recorder and continuo appeared in which the formidable double-stops are negotiated by frantic broken-chord playing. In about 1713, two of them appeared (anonymously) in London in highly competent arrangements for the still-popular viola da gamba. But even though there was a Corelli craze in England at that time, these were probably not a local product; a manuscript containing these arrangements and similar versions of the rest of the Op 5 set surfaced in Paris some years ago. Stylistically, however, they seem closer to North German than French writing for the viol. In fact there was a strong continuing tradition of virtuoso viol playing at the Brandenburg court; perhaps one of Sophia Charlotta’s chamber musicians was responsible? The considerable technical demands on the violist are only matched in gamba sonatas by North Germans such as Kühnel, Schenck and Höffler. In each case the solo part is played an octave lower on the viol than on the violin.

from notes by Tim Crawford © 1987


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