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Sonata No 7 in E minor, BuxWV258

composer
circa 1694; No 7 of VII Suonate án doi, Violino & Violadagamba, con Cembalo, di Dieterico Buxtehude, Organista della Chiesa della Beat. Virg. N.S. in Lubeca, Opera Prima

Convivium
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 14 seconds
 
1
Allegro  [2'21]
2
Presto  [0'53]
3
Vivace  [1'30]
4
Poco presto  [2'30]

Reviews

‘Invigorating playing’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘Needless to say, the performances are excellent’ (Early Music Review)

‘Wallfisch, Tunnicliffe and Paul Nicholson are highly proficient Baroque musicians’ (International Record Review)

‘Intimate, incisive and sometimes abrasively invigorating playing … Their interpretations are always imaginative and intelligent, their sense of style matches their technical command and their enthusiasm for the music is infectious’ (The Strad)

‘[The] players make much of both Buxtehude’s deeply expressive moments and brilliant passage work’ (Goldberg)

‘This is a truly exceptional recital, enthusiastically performed, and which finally realise the full potential of these extraordinary compositions’ (Hi-Fi Plus)

‘The three performers who make up the ensemble in Convivium are all excellent musicians in their own right, and work very well together. They present a fluid, unified sound, and their playing is very tight’ (MusicWeb International)
The seventh sonata is a minor key work; there is no slow introduction, just a fugal Allegro, led (as always) by the violin. A sequence of slow and fast movements ensues, completing the sonata – and the opus – with a prestissimo gigue.

from notes by Francis Knights © 2002

La septième sonate est en mineur et ne comporte pas d’introduction lente, débutant par un Allegro fugué dominé (comme toujours) par le violon. Suit un enchaînement de mouvements lents et vifs menant à la gigue prestissimo qui achève cette sonate, et l’opus tout entier.

extrait des notes rédigées par Francis Knights © 2002
Français: Josée Bégaud

Die siebte Sonate ist ein Werk in Moll; gibt es keine langsame Einleitung, sondern einfach ein fugenartiges Allegro, bei dem (wie immer) die Violine die Führung hat. Eine Sequenz langsamer und schneller Sätze folgt, und die Sonate – sowie das gesamte Opus – werden durch eine prestissimo gespielte Gigue vollendet.

aus dem Begleittext von Francis Knights © 2002
Deutsch: Atlas Translations