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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

Recording details: October 2000
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: April 2002
Total duration: 8 minutes 30 seconds


‘Invigorating playing’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘Needless to say, the performances are excellent’ (Early Music Review)

‘Wallfisch, Tunnicliffe and Paul Nicholson are highly proficient Baroque musicians’ (International Record Review)

‘Intimate, incisive and sometimes abrasively invigorating playing … Their interpretations are always imaginative and intelligent, their sense of style matches their technical command and their enthusiasm for the music is infectious’ (The Strad)

‘[The] players make much of both Buxtehude’s deeply expressive moments and brilliant passage work’ (Goldberg)

‘This is a truly exceptional recital, enthusiastically performed, and which finally realise the full potential of these extraordinary compositions’ (Hi-Fi Plus)

‘The three performers who make up the ensemble in Convivium are all excellent musicians in their own right, and work very well together. They present a fluid, unified sound, and their playing is very tight’ (MusicWeb International)
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

La sonate en ré mineur fait précéder l’Allegro fugué d’un bref Grave ; leur succède une section foisonnante marquée « Con discretione », interrompue par un Adagio de cinq mesures, puis deux mouvements virtuoses rapides, séparés par une section plus lente qui revient pour conclure la sonate. Le mouvement vif final, à 6/8, commencé Poco presto, est ensuite indiqué Poco adagio puis Presto, témoignant de la souplesse de tempo exigée par Buxtehude.

extrait des notes rédigées par Francis Knights © 2002
Français: Josée Bégaud

Bei der Sonate in d-moll geht ein kurzes Grave einem fugalen Allegro vorauf; dies führt zu einem geschäftigen Abschnitt mit der Markierung ‚Con discretione‘, der durch ein fünftaktiges Adagio unterbrochen wird. Darauf folgen zwei virtuos gespielte schnelle Sätze, die jeweils durch einen langsameren Abschnitt getrennt werden, der dann zum Schluss der Sonate wiederkehrt. Der Schlusssatz im 6/8-Takt beginnt Poco presto und ist dann mit Poco adagio und Presto gekennzeichnet, was auf die von Buxtehude erwartete Flexibilität des Tempos hindeutet.

aus dem Begleittext von Francis Knights © 2002
Deutsch: Atlas Translations

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