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The Trio Sonata in 18th-Century England

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1765
Release date2010-07-28
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Music Web International, January 2013: "In short, another very fine release in this interesting series".

On three previous discs, London Baroque has charted the emergence of the trio sonata in France, England and Germany during the 17th century. Now returning to England, the ensemble has devised a programme consisting of works composed during the following century, and demonstrating the huge influence of Corelli, as well as tendencies - in the later works - towards the newer galant and pre-classical styles. The list of composers includes Handel, whose position in the musical life of his adopted country gives him pride of place with no less than two sonatas. Another London-based German, Karl Friedrich Abel, is also represented on the disc. Among the home-grown talent we find Thomas Arne, today primarily famous for having written Rule Britannia, as well as William Boyce, John Ravenscroft and others. London Baroque's grand tour of Europe in the footsteps of the trio sonata has been warmly received by the reviewers. Their previous English sojourn was described in Strad Magazine as 'carefully considered performances [which] radiate real empathy with the idiom', while the visit to the France of Lully, Marais and the Couperins, according to the German website Klassik Heute offered 'everything that one might possibly wish for . charm, elegance, eloquence, force, flexibility, fire, intimacy, and the most important: soul.' The German instalment, released in March 2008, also received a warm welcome, for instance in American Record Guide: 'a wonderful anthology ... This is absolutely gorgeous music, played with confidence and distinction.'
 
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  Composer: Ravenscroft, Giovanni
  Sonata in G major, Op.1 No.8 05:41
01 I. Largo 01:18 $ 0.27 USD
02 II. Allegro 01:30 $ 0.32 USD
03 III. Grave 01:27 $ 0.30 USD
04 IV. Allegro 01:26 $ 0.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Händel, Georg Friedrich
  Sonata in G minor, Op.2 No.5/HWV390 10:39
05 I. Larghetto 02:45 $ 0.58 USD
06 II. Allegro 02:41 $ 0.56 USD
07 III. Adagio 01:58 $ 0.41 USD
08 IV. Allegro 03:15 $ 0.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Avison, Charles
  Sonata in D minor, Op.1 No.1 07:58
09 I. Adagio – Andante 01:52 $ 0.39 USD
10 II. Allegro 02:02 $ 0.43 USD
11 III. Dolce 01:33 $ 0.33 USD
12 IV. Allegro 02:31 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Boyce, William
  Sonata in D major, [Op.1] No.5 07:42
13 I. Allegro 02:26 $ 0.51 USD
14 II. Largo 02:32 $ 0.53 USD
15 III. Fuga. Allegro assai 02:44 $ 0.57 USD
 
 
  Composer: Arne, Thomas Augustine
  Sonata in G major, Op.3 No.2 09:17
16 I. Largo 01:46 $ 0.37 USD
17 II. Con spirito 03:53 $ 0.82 USD
18 III. Largo 01:23 $ 0.29 USD
19 IV. Allegro 02:15 $ 0.47 USD
 
 
  Composer: Händel, Georg Friedrich
  Sonata in D major, Op.5 No.2/HWV397 08:36
20 I. Adagio 01:04 $ 0.22 USD
21 II. Allegro 01:31 $ 0.32 USD
22 III. Musette. Andante – Allegro – Andante 04:01 $ 0.84 USD
23 IV. Marche 01:28 $ 0.31 USD
24 V. Gavotte. Allegro 00:32 $ 0.11 USD
 
 
  Composer: Abel, Karl Friedrich
  Sonata in G major, Op.3 No.1 09:47
25 I. Vivace 04:50 $ 1.02 USD
26 II. Adagio ma non troppo 02:46 $ 0.58 USD
27 III. Minuetto 02:11 $ 0.46 USD
 
 
  Composer: Erskine, Thomas
  Sonata VI in G major 09:28
28 I. Andantino 06:05 $ 1.28 USD
29 II. Tempo di Minuetto 03:23 $ 0.71 USD
 
  Album total 69:08
EnsembleLondon Baroque
ComposerAbel, Karl Friedrich
Arne, Thomas Augustine
Avison, Charles
Boyce, William
Erskine, Thomas
Händel, Georg Friedrich
Ravenscroft, Giovanni

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