Porpora: Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 5; Violin Sonata No. 6; Violin Sonata No. 8; Violin Sonata No. 11; Violin Sonata No. 12

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COMPOSERS: Porpora
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm Scene
WORKS: Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 5; Violin Sonata No. 6; Violin Sonata No. 8; Violin Sonata No. 11; Violin Sonata No. 12
PERFORMER: Anton Steck (violin), Christian Rieger (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 620 1034-2
These six sonatas demand manic energy with formidable multi-part violin-playing and clever manipulation of a pedal harpsichord. From 1754, a time of stylistic flux, they feature equally Baroque-derived fugal movements and pre-echoes of classical elegance. Uncommon repertoire – and heartily commended. George Pratt

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