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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: 8 minutes 30 seconds

Sonata No 6 in D minor, BuxWV257
composer
circa 1694; No 6 of VII Suonate án doi, Violino & Violadagamba, con Cembalo, di Dieterico Buxtehude, Organista della Chiesa della Beat. Virg. N.S. in Lubeca, Opera Prima

Con discretione  [2'46]
Vivace  [1'30]
Poco presto  [2'09]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The D minor sonata prefaces a fugal Allegro with a brief Grave; this leads into a busy section marked ‘Con discretione’, which is interrupted by a five-bar Adagio. Two virtuoso fast movements follow, each separated by a slower section, which returns to round off the sonata. The final 6/8 fast movement begins Poco presto, and is then marked Poco adagio and Presto, indicating the flexibility of tempo Buxtehude expected.

from notes by Francis Knights © 2002

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