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The Trio Sonata Through Two Centuries / London Baroque


Release Date: 10/05/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 9050  
Composer:  Matthew LockeJohn BlowJohn CoprarioJohn Ravenscroft,   ... 
Performer:  Richard GwiltSteven DevineCharles MedlamIngrid Seifert,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Number of Discs: 8 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Formed in 1978, London Baroque enjoys the position of being one of the most experienced and long-lived baroque chamber groups. Combining 8 albums originally released between 2003 and 2013, the present set of trio sonatas can be seen as the fruit of all those years of research, experiment and discovery. The trio sonata was the primary vehicle for chamber music in the seventeenth and at least half of the eighteenth centuries. Its history mirrors other developments throughout the whole of the baroque era. This set is chiefly concerned with those for two violins and continuo, with occasional digressions into those for violin, bass viol and continuo, and one with viola replacing the second violin. Like the string quartet in later ages, most Read more composers (with some notable and regrettable exceptions) tried their hand in the form. The customary addition of a figured bass part played on a harpsichord or organ around 1600 meant that middle parts of the old contrapuntal style could be excluded and chamber music soon began to favor the trio sonata texture. 150 years later, with the string quartet, the process was reversed as the viola took over the middle ground previously occupied by the keyboard.

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Excerpts from reviews of previously released volumes included in this set:

The Trio Sonata In 18th-century Germany

London Baroque is one of the older ensembles in the world of historical performance practice. It is still going strong, and it is remarkable how it has kept its high standard over so many years. That also applies to the Bis trio sonatas series: eight discs, intelligently put together and forming a lively documentation of an important part of music history. The playing is again of the highest quality.

– MusicWeb International

The Trio Sonata In 18th-century Italy

London Baroque’s program-opening performance of Albinoni’s Balletto in G features a fresh, unsentimental treatment of the composer’s characteristically slow first-movement Preludio Largo, followed by sprite deliveries of the second and third movements and a dashing Vivaldi-esque concluding Gavotta Presto. Their performance of Giuseppe Sammartini’s Sonata V is equally inspired. Locatelli’s Sonata in D major also receives a captivating, distinguished performance featuring plenty of thrilling fiddling, especially in the Allegro molto finale. London Baroque performs Vivaldi’s famous Op. 1 No. 12 trio sonata “La Folia” with the leaner continuo of just a cello and harpsichord backing the two violins originally specified by the composer. How refreshing!

– ClassicsToday

Trio Sonata In 18th Century France

Listening to these virtuoso performers swing through much of Couperin’s glorious music is often dazzling. It’s been more than a decade since London Baroque began its European trio sonata recording odyssey for BIS, with by and large great success. And here is another wonderful installment, warmly recommended.

– ClassicsToday Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Little Consort: Excerpt(s) by Matthew Locke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1651; England 
2.
Ground in G major by John Blow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
3.
Fantasia-suite by John Coprario
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
4.
Sonata in G major, Op. 1 no 8 by John Ravenscroft
Performer:  Richard Gwilt (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Charles Medlam (Cello),
Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
5.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 390/Op. 2 no 5 (6) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Medlam (Cello), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
6.
Trio Sonatas (7) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 2 in D major, HWV 397 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1737-1738; London, England 
7.
Trio Sonatas (6) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 1 in Chromatic Dorian mode by Charles Avison
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
8.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo: no 5 in D major by William Boyce
Performer:  Richard Gwilt (Violin), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello),
Steven Devine (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1747; England 
9.
Trio Sonatas (7) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 2 in G major by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1757; London, England 
10.
Sonatas (6) for Violin/Flute, Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 1 in G major by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Steven Devine (Harpsichord), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1761 
11.
Trio Sonatas (6): no 6 in G Major by (Earl of Kelly) Erskine
Performer:  Charles Medlam (Cello), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Steven Devine (Harpsichord),
Richard Gwilt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1769; London, England 
12.
Sonata in G minor, Op. 1 no 6 by Charles Dollé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
13.
Ouvertures (3) et sonates en trio (3), Op. 13: Trio Sonata no 3 in G minor by Jean-Marie Leclair
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1753; Paris, France 
14.
Sonata in D major, Op. 4 no 2 by Jean-Pierre Guignon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
15.
Trio Sonatas (6), Op. 37: no 2 in E minor by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; France 
16.
Les nations: L'impériale by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1726; Paris, France 
17.
Suite in A major by Johann Vierdanck
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Harpsichord), Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
18.
Sinfonia dolorosa by Nicolaus à Kempis
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Terence Charlston (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Brussels, Belgium 
19.
Sonata a 3 "Lanterly" by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Terence Charlston (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Austria 
20.
Erster Theil zweystimmiger Sonaten und Suiten: Suite in A major by Dietrich Becker
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Terence Charlston (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
21.
Sonate (12) à 2-5 stromenti: no 2 in E minor by Johann Rosenmüller
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Harpsichord), Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682 
22.
Sonata à 3 in G major by Matthias Weckmann
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Terence Charlston (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
23.
Sonatas (10) "Harmonia Parnissia": Sonata no 6 in D major by Matthias Weckmann
Performer:  Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Terence Charlston (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
24.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in F major by Johann Kaspar Kerll
Performer:  Terence Charlston (Harpsichord), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba),
Richard Gwilt (Violin), Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
25.
Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa: Partita no 6 for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Terence Charlston (Harpsichord), Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Ingrid Seifert (Violin),
Richard Gwilt (Violin), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Bohemia 
26.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo in G major, BuxWV 271 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Terence Charlston (Harpsichord), Terence Charlston (Chamber Organ), Charles Medlam (Bass Viola da gamba),
Richard Gwilt (Violin), Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
27.
Trio Sonata in C major for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo by Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
28.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in C minor, FWV N:c2 by Johann Friedrich Fasch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
29.
Trio for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in F major, HW 7 no 3 by J. C. F. Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
30.
Trio Sonata for Violin, Viola and Basso Continuo in B flat major by Johann Gottlieb Graun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
31.
Trio for Violin, Viola da Gamba and Basso Continuo in G major, TV 42 no G 10 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1744 
32.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in B flat major, Wq 158/H 584 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Classical 
Written: 1754; Berlin, Germany 
33.
Sonata a tre by Giovanni Paolo Cima
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Milan, Italy 
34.
Madrigali (libro I): Sonata a Tre Secondo Tuono by Francesco Turini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
35.
Il quarto libro de varie sonate, sinfonie, gagliarde, corrente...: Sonata no 8 sopra La Romanesca by Giovanni Buonamente
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Italy 
36.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 10 à 3 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
37.
Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, libro terzo, Op. 12: Ciaccona by Tarquinio Merula
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1637; Italy 
38.
Sonate, correnti et arie, Op. 4: Sonata no 26 "La Proserpina" by Marco Uccellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
39.
Folias echa para mi Señora Doña by Andrea Falconieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
40.
Corenti e Balletti, Op. 4: Ciaconna by Maurizio Cazzati
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
41.
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22: Sonata sopra fuggi dolente core by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
42.
Canzon à 3 by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
43.
Sonate da chiesa (16), Op. 8: La Boiarda by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1663; Italy 
44.
Sonate, cioe balletti: Il Marcquetta by Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
45.
Sonate da chiesa, Op. 6: Sonata Quinta dell' Ottavo Tuono un tuono piu alto by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
46.
Varie partite del passemezo, ciaccona, capricii, e passagalii, Op. 7: Ciaccona by Giovanni Battista Vitali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
47.
Sonata no 12 by Giacinto Pestolozza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
48.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 12 in D major by Arcangelo Corelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Rome, Italy 
49.
Balletti (12) à 3, Op. 3: no 3 in G major by Tomaso Albinoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
50.
Sonate (10) da camera a tre, Op. 6: no 7 in G minor by Francesco Antonio Bonporti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
51.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1705; Venice, Italy 
52.
Sinfonie de camera (6), Op. 2: no 3 by Nicolo Porpora
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
53.
Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 5 in G minor by Giuseppe Sammartini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; England 
54.
Sonatas (10) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 8: no 8 in D major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744/1752; Amsterdam, Netherlan 
55.
Trio Sonata no 1 in G major by Domenico Gallo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
56.
Trio Sonata in D minor by Giuseppe Tartini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Classical 
57.
Chamber Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso continuo: Sonata no 2 by Giovanni Bononcini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
58.
Dialogue for Keyboard and Violes by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
59.
Trios (18) pour le coucher du roi, LWV 35: Symphonie by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1665; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
60.
Trios (18) pour le coucher du roi, LWV 35: Sarabande by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1665; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
61.
Trios (18) pour le coucher du roi, LWV 35: Menuet by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1665; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
62.
Trios (18) pour le coucher du roi, LWV 35: Chaconne by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1665; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
63.
Dialogue for Viols and Harpsichord by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
64.
Symphonies (5) for Viols and Basso Continuo: Simphonie by Louis Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
65.
Symphonies (5) for Viols and Basso Continuo: Dialogue by Louis Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
66.
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in A major "La superbe" by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
67.
Pièces de clavessin: Suite no 2 in D major by Gaspard Le Roux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
68.
Simphonia no 2 "La Félicité" by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
69.
Pièces en trio: Suite no 6 in G minor by Marin Marais
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; Paris, France 
Length: 17 Minutes 2 Secs. 
70.
Sonatas (12) for 2 and 3 instruments: no 7, Le tombeau de Monsieur Lully by Jean-Féry Rebel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; France 
Length: 13 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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