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

Recordings
'Handel: Harpsichord Suites' (CDD22045)
Handel: Harpsichord Suites
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'Handel: The Eight Great Suites' (CDA68041/2)
Handel: The Eight Great Suites
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'A Matthay Miscellany – Rare and unissued recordings by Tobias Matthay and his pupils' (APR6014)
A Matthay Miscellany – Rare and unissued recordings by Tobias Matthay and his pupils
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro: Fugue
Track 15 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [3'21] 2CDs
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
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
Track 17 on CDD22045 CD1 [2'25] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 15 on APR6014 CD2 [1'07] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Download only
Movement 4: Sarabande
Track 18 on CDA68041/2 CD1 [5'13] 2CDs
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
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

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