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Track(s) taken from CDH55231

Trio Sonata in D minor 'Variations on La Folia', RV63

circa 1703 or 1705; Op 1 No 12

The Purcell Quartet
Recording details: September 1985
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: January 1987
Total duration: 9 minutes 29 seconds


'Vivaldi is just as convincing in his chamber music as in his concertos. With performances that are consistently vital and fresh, this beautifully chosen programme is an absolute delight from start to finish' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This re-release includes three trio sonatas (including a thrilling account of La Folia … the music-making is of the very highest order' (Early Music Review)

'Praised by all reviewers on its first appearance, this re-release on Hyperion's Helios label should be snapped up. Catherine Mackintosh gives two of Vivaldi's sonatas in as fine style as any baroque violinist can bring to them, and is joined by her equally famous and frequent colleague Elizabeth Wallfisch duetting in the so called 'trio sonatas', including a sparkling La Folia, in which Robert Wooley's keyboard accompaniment is varied with chamber organ' (MusicalPointers.co.uk)
The Venetian Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) was one of several composers who emulated Corelli. A comparison of his single-movement ‘Folia’ sonata (published as Op 1 No 12 in 1705) with the older master’s reveals many similarities, especially in the choice of virtuosic figurations. Naturally, Vivaldi takes advantage of the extra violin to engage in exciting imitative play.

from notes by Tim Crawford © 1987

Le vénitien Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) fut l’un des multiples compositeurs qui imitèrent Corelli. Une comparaison de sa sonate «Folia», en un seul mouvement (publiée en 1705 en tant qu’opus 1, no12), avec celle de son maître révèle quantité de similitudes, surtout dans le choix des figurations virtuoses. Naturellement, Vivaldi profite du violon supplémentaire pour s’engager dans un excitant jeu imitatif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Tim Crawford © 1987
Français: Hypérion

Der Venezianer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) war einer jener Komponisten, die Corelli nacheiferten. Ein Vergleich seiner aus einem Satz bestehenden „Folia“ Sonate (veröffentlicht als Opus 1 Nummer 12 im Jahre 1705) mit der vom früheren Meister komponierten weist viele Ähnlichkeiten auf, vor allem in der Wahl der virtuosen Figurationen. Natürlich nützte er die zusätzliche Geige voll aus, um ein aufregendes imitierendes Spiel anzustimmen.

aus dem Begleittext von Tim Crawford © 1987
Deutsch: Wendy Geddert

El veneciano Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) fue uno de los varios compositores émulos de Corelli. Una comparación de su sonata ‘Folia’ en un solo movimiento (publicada como Op. 1 Nº 12 en 1705) con la del antiguo maestro revela muchas semejanzas, sobre todo en la elección de figuraciones virtuosas. Naturalmente, Vivaldi aprovecha el otro violín para crear un interesantísimo juego de imitación.

Tim Crawford © 1987
Español: Karmelín Adams

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