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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

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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