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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

Recordings
'Handel: The Eight Great Suites' (CDA68041/2)
Handel: The Eight Great Suites
Pre-order CD by post £20.00 CDA68041/2  2CDs May 2014 Release  
'A Matthay Miscellany: Rare and unissued recordings' (APR6014)
A Matthay Miscellany: Rare and unissued recordings
APR6014  2CDs for the price of 1 June 2014 Release  
'Handel: Harpsichord Suites' (CDD22045)
Handel: Harpsichord Suites
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22045  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro: Fugue
Track 15 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [3'21] 2CDs May 2014 Release
Track 15 on CDD22045 CD1 [3'45] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Allemande
Track 16 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [2'35] 2CDs May 2014 Release
Track 16 on CDD22045 CD1 [2'51] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Courante
Track 17 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [1'52] 2CDs May 2014 Release
Track 15 on APR6014 CD2 [1'07] 2CDs for the price of 1 June 2014 Release
Track 17 on CDD22045 CD1 [2'25] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 4: Sarabande
Track 18 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [5'13] 2CDs May 2014 Release
Track 18 on CDD22045 CD1 [5'06] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 5: Gigue
Track 19 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [1'48] 2CDs May 2014 Release
Track 19 on CDD22045 CD1 [1'50] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Suite No 4 in E minor, HWV429
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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

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDD22045 disc 1 track 15
Allegro: Fugue
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-93115
Duration
3'45
Recording date
1 May 1994
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Handel: The Eight Great Suites (CDA66931/2)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: February 1995
    Deletion date: November 2002
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22045
  2. Handel: Harpsichord Suites (CDD22045)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 2002
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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