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BENDA, F.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 10, 14, 23, 28 and 32 (H.-J. Berg, Akutagawa)


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BENDA, F.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 10, 14, 23, 28 and 32 (H.-J. Berg, Akutagawa)

Franz Benda was employed at the court of King Frederick the Great of Prussia, and his exceptionally expressive violin playing led Charles Burney to describe him as ‘a truly great genius’. Benda’s cantabile composing style allowed space for elaborate ornamentation during performance which was the height of fashion in this period. This world première recording reveals Benda’s authentic and often spectacular written-out ‘improvisations’ in new editions of his sonatas, re-uniting them with a violin preserved unaltered since its creation in 1735.

Benda, Franz

  Violin Sonata No. 10 in F Minor, Lee III:73
1.   I. Andante 00:04:58
2.   II. Allegro 00:05:47
3.   III. Presto 00:03:19
  Violin Sonata No. 14 in E-Flat Major, Lee III:41
4.   I. Cantabile un poco andante 00:03:50
5.   II. Allegro 00:06:59
6.   III. Presto 00:04:30
  Violin Sonata No. 23 in C Minor, Lee III:9
7.   I. Adagio 00:03:24
8.   II. Allegro moderato 00:03:41
9.   III. Allegro non molto 00:05:29
  Violin Sonata No. 32 in E Major, Lee III:50
10.   I. Allegro 00:06:01
11.   II. Adagio o arioso 00:05:19
12.   III. Allegro moderato e cantabile 00:04:40
  Violin Sonata No. 28 in F Major, Lee III:63
13.   I. Un poco allegro 00:05:57
14.   II. Adagio 00:03:34
15.   III. Allegretto 00:05:02

Total Playing Time: 01:12:30

Benda, Franz

Akutagawa, Naoko; Berg, Hans-Joachim

Label: Naxos

Series: 18th Century Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.572307

Barcode: 747313230778

Physical Release: 10/2011

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