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Sonata for violin and continuo in G minor, Op 4 No 12

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The sonata in G minor by Dall’Abaco completely eschews the technical wizardry of Vivaldi, Tartini and Vandini. Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco came from a relatively wealthy Veronese family and possibly learnt the violin with Giuseppe Torelli until the latter’s relocation to Bologna in 1685. Dall’Abaco appears, like Corelli, to have been a composer who liked to tinker with and perfect his works before bringing his labours to print. Apart from a collection of violin sonatas in Vienna and one or two other works that survive in manuscript, the rest of his surviving output numbers just 66 works, produced in six publications. The Opus 4 collection of solo sonatas pays homage to an older Torellian, even Albinonian style of sonata whilst introducing the occasional French movement such as the Largo found here.

from notes by Adrian Chandler © 2021

Recordings

Settecento
SIGCD663Download only Available Friday 12 February 2021

Details

Movement 1: Largo
Track 6 on SIGCD663 [2'07] Download only Available Friday 12 February 2021
Movement 2: Presto e spiccato
Track 7 on SIGCD663 [1'23] Download only Available Friday 12 February 2021
Movement 3: Passagaglio un poco vivace
Track 8 on SIGCD663 [3'57] Download only Available Friday 12 February 2021
Movement 4: Giga: Allegro assai
Track 9 on SIGCD663 [2'41] Download only Available Friday 12 February 2021

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