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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67236
Recording details: October 2000
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 2002
Total duration: 7 minutes 1 seconds

Sonata No 2 in G major, BuxWV253
composer
circa 1694; No 2 of VII Suonate án doi, Violino & Violadagamba, con Cembalo, di Dieterico Buxtehude, Organista della Chiesa della Beat. Virg. N.S. in Lubeca, Opera Prima

Lento – Vivace  [3'30]
Allegro  [1'20]
Arioso  [2'11]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The G major sonata prefaces a lively fugal Vivace with a brief Lento introduction; a further slow section leads into an Italianate 6/8 Allegro, this time contrasting broken-chord violin figuration with a descending chromatic bass line. After another Largo pause for breath, an Arioso with five variations follows, the figuration reminiscent of Buxtehude’s clavier variations.

from notes by Francis Knights © 2002

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