Sonata No 3 in A major

composer
Armonico Tributo, Salzburg, 1682

 
Sonata III combines abstract Italian-style movements with French dances – after a short opening Grave in block chords there is a loosely written but brilliantly effective fugue on three subjects which are heard in most possible combinations and inversions. Of the following numbers, the short Adagio before the Gavotta is especially remarkable for its daring harmony.

from notes by Roy Goodman © 1981

La Sonate III combine mouvements abstraits de style italien et danses françaises – un court Grave initial, en blocs d’accords, est ainsi suivi d’une fugue sur trois sujets, entendus dans le plus de combinaisons et de renversements possibles, le tout dans une écriture relâchée mais brillamment efficace. Parmi les numéros suivants, le court Adagio, juste avant la Gavotta, vaut tout particulièrement pour son harmonie audacieuse.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roy Goodman © 1981
Français: Hypérion

Die Sonate III kombiniert abstrakte Sätze im italienischen Stil mit französischen Tänzen – auf ein kurzes einleitendes Grave in Blockakkorden folgt eine locker gefügte, aber glänzend effektvolle Fuge über drei Subjekte, die in fast allen möglichen Kombinationen und Umkehrungen erklingen. Von den folgenden Sätzen ist insbesondere das kurze Adagio vor der Gavotta ob seiner kühnen Harmonik bemerkenswert.

aus dem Begleittext von Roy Goodman © 1981
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Muffat: Armonico Tributo
CDH55191Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Details

Movement 1: Sonata
Track 9 on CDH55191 [2'56] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 2: Corrente
Track 10 on CDH55191 [1'55] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 3: Adagio
Track 11 on CDH55191 [1'07] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 4: Gavotta
Track 12 on CDH55191 [1'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Movement 5: Rondeau
Track 13 on CDH55191 [2'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55191 track 9

Sonata
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-82-03209
Duration
2'56
Recording date
30 April 1981
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Muffat: Armonico Tributo (CDA66032)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: August 1989
    Deletion date: June 2004
    Superseded by CDH55191
  2. Muffat: Armonico Tributo (CDH55191)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: May 2005
    Deletion date: February 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service