Originally composed for violin these sonatas were written out with a full violin line and a figured line for
basso continuo. It was for the player to decide how to perform the basso line. Respighi skilfully took these
sonatas with his remarkable ‘composer’s ear’ and musical insight, arranged them for violin and piano.
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Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata in D major, P. 84 (after A. Vivaldi)
Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata in G major, P. 80 (after G. Valentini)
Largo - Presto
Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata in D major, P. 78 (after N. Porpora)
Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata in A minor, P. 81 (after F. M. Veracini)
Siciliana: Allegro giocoso
Grave - Aria: Allegro
Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata No. 6, P. 82 (after F. M. Veracini)
Largo - Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi: Violin Sonata No. 8, P. 83 (after F. M. Veracini)
Grave - Largo
“The Adagio of the C major Sonata by Handel’s London rival Nicola Porpora is beautifully poised, with Then-
Bergh’s brightly alluring tone finally beaming through in bird-like decorations. Three Verachini sonatas,
including an A major work launched by a noble Prelude that invites the Kremer treatment, are full of charm
and performers will certainly be grateful for their rediscovery…..”
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