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Track(s) taken from CDD22045
Recording details: May 1994
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1995
Total duration: 15 minutes 57 seconds

Suite No 4 in E minor, HWV429
composer
published in London in 1720 as part of a set of Suites de pièces pour le clavecin

Allegro: Fugue  [3'45]
Allemande  [2'51]
Courante  [2'25]
Sarabande  [5'06]
Gigue  [1'50]

Other recordings available for download
Danny Driver (piano)   May 2014 Release
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Suite No 4 in E minor evades convention, beginning not with a prelude but with a fully developed fugue longer and more complex than many of the fugues Handel published as independent pieces. The subject, launched on repeated crotchets, flows into passagework intermittently riddled with chromatics and with quite far-ranging modulations. But this big piece is succeeded by a French suite consisting of the fundamental sequence of allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue, all more than usually French in feeling and ornamentation.

from notes by Wilfrid Mellers © 1995


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