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Handel: Sonatas For Violin And Continuo / Barton Pine


Release Date: 11/01/1999 
Label:  Cedille Records   Catalog #: 32   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel Barton PineJohn Mark RozendaalDavid Schrader
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel's violin sonatas, familiar to violinists and chamber audiences, have been inexplicably neglected on disc. These intimate, inviting sonatas show the seldom-heard side of Handel's genius.

"Violinist Rachel Barton triumphs in her first release for the Cedille label… Indeed, Rachel Barton's wonderfully vital Handel performances bring us some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years." -- Chicago Tribune

"[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
Read more her poised and elegant lyrical movements. Superb continuo players David Schrader and John Mark Rozendaal contribute to the real sense of ensemble teamwork." -- Fanfare

"Few non-specialists have gotten inside this procedure [of ornamentation] as convincingly as violinist Rachel Barton. Her playing is splendid on all levels - lovely tone, wonderfully expressive phrasing, secure technique, and strong involvement with the music. But the most unusual aspect of Barton's Handel is the convincing and imaginative way she embellishes the repeats in the music - adding runs, ornaments, and flourishes that give a different aspect to a phrase we've just recently heard… They help to enliven a cherishable disc." -- Classical Pulse

"A spritely partnership between violin and cello, with deft rhythmic accompaniment on harpsichord… The music's virtuosic character is rendered with superb, resonant double and triple stopping and de-emphasized dance motion in the allegros. Barton lets the music's raw, improvised feeling hang out a little, giving the recording a refreshing zest." -- Classical Net

"[Rachel Barton] uses a baroque bow with her modernized 17th-Century violin, making a wonderfully warm yet still focused sound, and her passage work is brilliant yet lyrical - much like the cascades of a coloratura - and her ornamentation is both thoughtful and virtuosic. This is a wonderful recording." -- American Record Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E minor, HWV 359a/Op. 1 no 1 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Schrader (Harpsichord), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 370/Op. 1 no 12 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 12 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: The attribution of this work to Handel is doubtful.
Composition written: London, England (Circa 1726 - Circa 1732). 
4.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in G major, HWV 358 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), David Schrader (Harpsichord), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Schrader (Harpsichord), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Allegro for Violin and Continuo in A minor, HWV 408 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 372/Op. 1 no 14 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
8.
Andante for Violin and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 412 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 368/Op. 1 no 10 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), John Mark Rozendaal (Cello), David Schrader (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1996 
Venue:  WFMT, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 1, No. 3, HWV 361: I. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 1, No. 3, HWV 361: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 1, No. 3, HWV 361: III. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 1, No. 3, HWV 361: IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 1, HWV 359a: I. Grave
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 1, HWV 359a: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 1, HWV 359a: III. Adagio
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 1, No. 1, HWV 359a: IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 1, No. 12, HWV 370: I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 1, No. 12, HWV 370: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 1, No. 12, HWV 370: III. Largo
Violin Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 1, No. 12, HWV 370: IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata in G major, HWV 358: I. Allegro
Violin Sonata in G major, HWV 358: II. Adagio
Violin Sonata in G major, HWV 358: III. Allegro
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a: I. Larghetto
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a: III. Adagio
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 6, HWV 364a: IV. Allegro
Allegro in C minor, HWV 408: Violin Sonata in C minor, HWV 408: Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 8 in A major, Op. 1, No. 14, HWV 372: I. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 8 in A major, Op. 1, No. 14, HWV 372: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 8 in A major, Op. 1, No. 14, HWV 372: III. Largo
Violin Sonata No. 8 in A major, Op. 1, No. 14, HWV 372: IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata in A minor, HWV 412: Andante
Violin Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, HWV 368: I. Andante
Violin Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, HWV 368: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, HWV 368: III. Adagio
Violin Sonata No. 5 in G minor, Op. 1, No. 10, HWV 368: IV. (Allegro)
Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371: I. Affettuoso
Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371: III. Larghetto
Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371: IV. Allegro

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