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Track(s) taken from CDD22061

Violin Sonata in B flat major, BBb12

Op 5 No 6

The Locatelli Trio
Recording details: May 1991
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: March 1992
Total duration: 20 minutes 30 seconds


'Elizabeth Wallfisch's technical prowess makes all these sonatas sound easy—which they are not—and leaves room for innumerabe expressive nuances. Both this and a second collection of later sonatas are discs to treasure and enjoy through many a repeated listening' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'The Locatelli Trio rises brilliantly to the challenge … they convey great passion and warmth. Wallfisch is outstanding and the engineers have captured the balance perfectly' (Classic CD)

'This is without question one of the finest records of baroque music ever issued! … a revelation … enthralling and hugely important. A wonderful issue' (CDReview)
Opus 5 No 6 is cast in a three-movemement pattern, with an opening slow movement followed by a lengthy, elaborate Allegro; the last movement, cast in the rhythm of a minuet, is a set of variations (or ‘divisions’, for the continuo part remains unchanged throughout) of ever-increasing complexity.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1992

L’opus 5 numéro 6 est écrite en trois mouvements avec un long mouvement d’ouverture suivi d’un Allegro élaboré prolongé; le dernier mouvement écrit sur un rythme de menuet, est un groupe de variations (ou de diminutions, car la partie en continuo reste inchangée à travers tout le morceau) d’une complexité qui ne cesse d’augmenter.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1992
Français: Martine Erussard

Opus 5 Nr. 6 verläuft nach einem dreisätzigen Schema, auf den ersten, langsamen Satz folgt ein langes, verwickeltes Allegro, und der letzte Satz, mit seinen menuettartigen Rhythmen, besteht aus einer Reihe von Variationen (oder „divisions“, das Continuo bleibt den ganzen Satz durch unverändert) von sich immer steigernder Komplexität.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1992
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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