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Henry Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts for two violins & continuo

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  1. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: II. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: IV. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 1 in G Minor, Z. 790: V. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
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  11. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Z. 791: VI. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: III. Canzona $0.99 on iTunes
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  17. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 3 in D Minor, Z. 792: VI. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
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  21. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 4 in F Major, Z. 793: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 5 in A Minor, Z. 794: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
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  28. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: II. Canzona $0.99 on iTunes
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  31. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 6 in C Major, Z. 795: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
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  37. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 7 in E Minor, Z. 796: VI. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: II. Poco largo $0.99 on iTunes
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  42. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 8 in G Major, Z. 797: V. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: III. Canzona $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: IV. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 9 in C Minor, Z. 798: V. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: I. — $0.99 on iTunes
  49. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Purcell — 12 Sonatas of 3 Parts, No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799: III. Grave $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 1 in G minor, Z. 790
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 2 in B flat major, Z. 791
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 3 in D minor, Z. 792
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 4 in F major, Z. 793
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 5 in A minor, Z. 794
>Purcell, Henry : Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 6 in C minor, Z 795
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 7 in E minor, Z. 796
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 8 in G major, Z. 797
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 9 in C minor, Z. 798
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 10 in A major, Z. 799
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 11 in F minor, Z. 800
>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 12 in D major, Z. 801
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Notes & Reviews:

Classic FM Magazine
They engage with these youthful masterpieces with exuberance, lightness and respect for their dazzling genius. They thrill in the fugal Canzonas and move us in the profound Adagios... ..Matthew Halls alternates between breathy organ and sparkling harpsichord, improvising freely and binding a beautifully balanced ensemble. The Retrospect Trio trample on previous views that these works are sub-standard Purcell.

Gramophone Magazine
These performances convey rhetorical suggestions of speaking intimately, unforced breathing, and listening attentively. The Retrospect Trio achieves rich sonorities when Purcell springs extraordinary harmonic surprises, such as the dizzying chromatic sequence in the Adagio of No. 3 and melancholic C minor passages throughout No. 9. These delightful endeavours should win plenty of friends.

BBC Music Magazine
[The Retrospect Trio] speak the language of Purcell as naturally as if it was their mother tongue. There isn't a nuance that escapes them... The conversational cut and thrust is always dapper and supremely cogent, the textures elucidated with a springy clarity, and the transitions from section to section are dispatched with instinctive fluency and decisiveness. It's superbly recorded as well.

The Arts Desk
Sophie Gent and Matthew Truscott are so well matched as violin soloists, supported by Jonathan Manson's gorgeous bass viol. Time stands still in several of Purcell's incredibly concentrated slow movements - it's with disbelief that you read the track listing and note that some last barely a minute. Which is not to say that this is a disc of gloomy Baroque navel-gazing - the faster movements really dance in these players' hands.

Sunday Times
The crushing dissonances produced by Sophie Gent and Matthew Truscott (alternating as first and second violinists) give the adagio and grave movements a sensuous piquancy, while the spirit of the dance sparkles irresistibly in the allegros and canzonas. Matthew Halls, on organ and harpsichord, and Jonathan Manson, on bass viol, supply gravitas and tonal variety. Entrancing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011).



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>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 1 in G minor, Z. 790
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 2 in B flat major, Z. 791
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 3 in D minor, Z. 792
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 4 in F major, Z. 793
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 5 in A minor, Z. 794
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo no 6 in C minor, Z 795
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 7 in E minor, Z. 796
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 8 in G major, Z. 797
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 9 in C minor, Z. 798
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for 2 violins, bass viol & continuo no 10 in A major, Z. 799
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 11 in F minor, Z. 800
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Purcell, Henry : Sonata in 3 parts for two violins, bass viol & continuo no 12 in D major, Z. 801
  • Ensemble: Retrospect Trio
  • Notes: St. Georges Church, Cambridge, England (02/18/2011-02/20/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680