Listen to List. On the CD, the works are sequenced for a pleasing progression of key relationships and mood changes. 12, Handel: Sonata in G major for violin and continuo, HWV358, Handel: Sonata in G minor for violin or oboe and continuo, HWV364a, Op. 9 (Kreutzer), Op. These sonatas all conform to the sonata da chiesa (church sonata) layout typified in the second part of Corelli’s Opus V. Each sonata consists of four movements arranged in a slow-fast-slow-fast order, with the fast movements most often in canzona style (fugue-like, with imitative entries), only occasionally in the form of a dance movement. By George Frideric Handel. The sonata’s origins as a work for flute are evident in the lyrical lines and elegant style. 0.0/10 Hieronymous’s son Nicolo continued to nearly the end of the 17th century and was the teacher of Andreas Guarneri and Antonio Stradivari. But these works are by no means a lesser manifestation of the composer's genius. -  In fact, from the imaginatively compelling fast movements to the meditative melodiousness of the introductory movements, these remarkable works provide the listener with a valuable and memorable insight into the rich -- and sometimes surprising -- musical mind of one of Baroque music's true giants. A 1959 recoding of Isaac Stern and Alexander Zakin can be found here: This work is the second sonata on this list that was dedicated to the great David Oistrakh (the first being – very likely but mot official – the Prokofiev No. 1 No. 1 No. This Sonata, not in Op.1 (1730), but added to the complete Handel edition by Chrysander, (1879, 1894) appears in well-known collections of Handel violin sonatas such as those of Hans Sitt (Peters, 1889) and Carl Friedberg (Fischer, 1919) Producer: James Ginsburg Honourable mention: all of the other sonatas. The violin sonatas span Handel’s long career, from the early, Corelli-inspired G Major Sonata, HWV358 (c. 1706-8) to the exciting Sonata in D major (c. 1750). We have included three of these in our program (HWV368, 370, 372). The top is formed from two pieces of spruce showing fine grain broadening toward the flanks. If you enjoy this sonata and the others by the French composers on this list, try out the Lekeu and Poulenc violin sonatas as well. 1 No. Feduol (2017/11/17), Content is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License Handel thought so highly of this work that he reused its last movement in the oratorio Jephtha to give special brilliance to the appearance of the angel. The violin sonata is a type of composition that features a solo violin that is usually accompanied by a keyboard instrument, most typically a piano. the sumptuous underlay sometimes over-eggs the music, yet it's very much at one with Minasi's warmly lyrical yet purposeful approach...Idiosyncrasies aside, compelling stuff. Period.”. Note the lively Italianate dialogues between the violin and the bass line in the second movements of both sonatas; the broad lyricism of the Andante; and the Beethovenian drive of the c-minor Allegro. HWV358 survives in a manuscript that dates from Handel’s brief Hanover residence (1710). His third violin sonata in d minor is the only one with four movements, the other are more standard in format with three. Prince Lobkowicz was a significant patron of Beethoven. The performers on this recording have attempted to create historically informed performances using a combination of 18th-century and modern practices and equipment. It’s musical depth and craftsmanship, characteristic of Beethoven’s maturing style, makes this sonata a likely candidate to make the top-10 lists of classical music of all time. This demanding and lengthy work in three movements was dedicated to French violinist Rodolphe Kreutzer, although he never even played it and moreover considered it unplayable. Ms. Barton Pine plays a 1617 Amati violin, in “modern” condition with steel strings. Try them out with different violinists; you will be surprised and delighted at the diverse interpretations. 2 in A Major (1886). His critical edition of Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma” has been used for the recording of the work with Cecilia Bartoli and Giovanni Antonini. Themes throughout the work are revisited in the culmination of the work, the brilliant final movement Perpetuum mobile. 94a Cesar Franck: Violin Sonata Faure: Violin Sonata Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Sonata Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata … They all contain wonderful music and have been loved by players and listeners since they were written. Three of these are included in the program (HWV368, 370, and 372). “With two excellent partners, Rachel Barton has given us an edition of Handel’s Violin Sonatas that is one of the more gratifying recordings of Baroque violin music in the current catalogs.”, “[Rachel Barton] is one of the rare mainstream performers with a total grasp of Baroque style and embellishment, and the whole disc is a delight… The exhilarating bravura of her incisive articulation and sharply pointed rhythms is matched by Barton’s singing line in her poised and elegant lyrical movements. The CD opens and closes with sonatas that are authentically Handel’s and written expressly for violin: the Sonata in A Major (HWV371), notable for its virtuosic treatment of violin and continuo parts and its noble melodic lines. Riccardo Minasi, born in Rome in 1978, has performed both as soloist as well as concert-master with many important orchestras. This is a treasured recording of Ginette Neveu and Gustav Beck: Prokofiev’s second violin sonata was actually based on a flute sonata he had written the year previous, but David Oistrakh convinced him to transcribe it for the violin instead. Incomplete Score (Sonatas 7-13) A number of these works (including HWV371) were published c. 1730 by John Walsh in a collection entitled Twelve Sonatas or Solo’s for the German Flute, Hautboy and Violin, and sometimes referred to as “Opus I” (six of these were for violin). 6, Riccardo Minasi (violin), Luca Pianca (lute), Giulia Nuti (harpsichord), Marco Ceccato (cello). Since the musicians have a strong relation to Italy (“Musica Antiqua Roma”) and since Handel’s sonatas are very much influenced by Italien composers of the Baroque period, the artwork is based on works of the famous Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli. Handel: Sonata in A Major for violin and continuo, HWV361, Op. 2). Musica Antiqua Roma, founded in 2007 by violinist Riccardo Minasi, unites the solo, chamber music and orchestral experiences of some of the most active young musicians on the international scene today. Elegant, tastefully expressive, and drawing an unexpected fullness and raw volume from a finely controlled tone, Manze also masterfully expands his instrument's sound potential in an effort -- particularly in certain allegro movements -- to discern the composer's dramatic intentions.