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Sonata No 6 in D minor, BuxWV257
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

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Movement 1: Grave – Allegro
Movement 2: Con discretione
Movement 3: Vivace
Movement 4: Poco presto

Sonata No 6 in D minor, BuxWV257
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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