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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: 6 minutes 56 seconds

'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 in G minor, Op 4 No 4
1708; from 6 Sonate da chiesa, 'Op 4'

Adagio  [1'55]
Allegro  [1'22]
Adagio  [2'14]
Allegro  [1'25]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
It is Sonata 4 that is the odd man out. Certain notational features set it apart from the five other works (for example, the use of a cross rather than the letter ‘t’ to denote a trill), and its style shows a mixture of French and Italian elements that suggests a north European composer. One cannot say categorically that it is unauthentic, but suspicions remain.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 1994

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