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Sonata in A major, RV31

1708; Op 2 No 2

Sonata II begins with a Preludio a capriccio clearly modelled on the movement that opens Corelli’s Op 5. It is a composite movement in which rapid broken-chord figurations over pedal notes alternate with snatches of Adagio. This is followed by a short Presto featuring busy semiquavers on the cello. A Corrente, an Adagio beginning in recitative style and a Giga bring up the rear.

from notes by Michael Talbot © 2004

La Sonata II s’ouvre sur un Preludio a capriccio clairement modelé sur le mouvement initial de l’op. 5 de Corelli. Ce mouvement composite, où de rapides figurations en accords brisés (par-dessus des notes pédales) alternent avec des bribes d’Adagio, est suivi d’un court Presto mettant en scène des doubles croches précipitées au violoncelle. Une Corrente, un Adagio commencé en style de récitatif et une Giga ferment la marche.

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

Sonata II beginnt mit einem Preludio a capriccio, das deutlich an den Satz angelehnt ist, mit dem Corellis op. 5 beginnt. In dem Satz werden schnelle Arpeggierungen über Orgelpunkten mit Adagio-Abschnitten alterniert. Darauf folgt eine kurzes Presto mit emsigen Sechzehnteln im Cellopart. Eine Corrente, ein Adagio, das rezitativisch beginnt, und eine Giga bilden die Nachhut.

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


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Track-specific metadata for CDH55404 track 6

Corrente: Allegro
Recording date
26 November 2003
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2 (CDA67467)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: May 2004
    Deletion date: September 2009
    Superseded by CDH55404
  2. Vivaldi: Six Violin Sonatas Op 2 (CDH55404)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: August 2012
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