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Track(s) taken from CDH55404

Sonata in D minor, RV14

1708; Op 2 No 3

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)
Recording details: November 2003
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2004
Total duration: 12 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: Leda and the Swan.
in the style of Pier Francesco Mola (1612-1666) / National Gallery, London

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Walter Reiter (violin), Cordaria
Sonata III has a Preludio whose opening motif, treated in imitation, will immediately recall the Domine Deus, rex caelestis movement of the Gloria, RV589. A vocal quality is likewise evident in the third movement (Adagio), which is introduced by the bass part alone, almost in the manner of a cantata aria. This is one of the most powerful sonatas in the set: dark-hued and dynamic.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2004

La Sonata III possède un Preludio dont le motif d’ouverture, traité en imitation, évoque d’emblée le mouvement Domine Deus, rex caelestis du Gloria, RV589. Ce caractère vocal s’avère tout aussi patent dans le troisième mouvement (Adagio), introduit par la seule partie de basse, presque à la manière d’une aria de cantate. Sombre et dynamique, cette sonate est l’une des plus fortes du corpus.

extrait des notes rédigées par Michael Talbot © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Sonata III beginnt mit einem Preludio, dessen Anfangsmotiv in der Imitation sofort an den Satz Domine Deus, rex caelestis aus dem Gloria, RV 589, erinnert. Auch im dritten Satz (Adagio) kann man ein vokales Element heraushören, das, fast wie eine Kantatenarie, von der Bassstimme allein eingeleitet wird. Diese Sonate gehört zu den ergreifendsten des gesamten Zyklus’: sie ist dynamisch und düster zugleich.

aus dem Begleittext von Michael Talbot © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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