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Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts

Retrospect Trio

Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts

...celebrating 350 years of Purcell
BKD 332 (Linn Records)
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Tracks: Listen and Download

Format
Track Time Listen
1
Sonata I in B minor - Adagio

Sonata I in B minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:48 Play $1.70
2
Sonata I in B minor - Canzona

Sonata I in B minor - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:20 Play $1.70
3
Sonata I in B minor - Largo

Sonata I in B minor - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:11 Play $1.70
4
Sonata I in B minor - Vivace

Sonata I in B minor - Vivace

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:02 Play $1.70
5
Sonata II in E-flat major - Adagio

Sonata II in E-flat major - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:26 Play $1.70
6
Sonata II in E-flat major - Canzona: Allegro

Sonata II in E-flat major - Canzona: Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:07 Play $1.70
7
Sonata II in E-flat major - Adagio

Sonata II in E-flat major - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:38 Play $1.70
8
Sonata II in E-flat major - Largo

Sonata II in E-flat major - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:00 Play $1.70
9
Sonata II in E-flat major - Allegro

Sonata II in E-flat major - Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:07 Play $1.70
10
Sonata III in A minor - Grave

Sonata III in A minor - Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:28 Play $1.70
11
Sonata III in A minor - Largo

Sonata III in A minor - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:31 Play $1.70
12
Sonata III in A minor - Adagio

Sonata III in A minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:18 Play $1.70
13
Sonata III in A minor - Canzona

Sonata III in A minor - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:20 Play $1.70
14
Sonata III in A minor - [Allegro] Grave

Sonata III in A minor - [Allegro] Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:33 Play $1.70
15
Sonata IV in D minor - Adagio

Sonata IV in D minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:09 Play $1.70
16
Sonata IV in D minor - Canzona

Sonata IV in D minor - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:26 Play $1.70
17
Sonata IV in D minor - Adagio

Sonata IV in D minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:51 Play $1.70
18
Sonata IV in D minor - Vivace

Sonata IV in D minor - Vivace

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:51 Play $1.70
19
Sonata IV in D minor - Largo

Sonata IV in D minor - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:00 Play $1.70
20
Sonata V in G minor - [...]

Sonata V in G minor - [...]

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:45 Play $1.70
21
Sonata V in G minor - Canzona

Sonata V in G minor - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:05 Play $1.70
22
Sonata V in G minor - Largo

Sonata V in G minor - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
02:43 Play $1.70
23
Sonata V in G minor - Adagio

Sonata V in G minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:44 Play $1.70
24
Sonata V in G minor - Presto

Sonata V in G minor - Presto

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:16 Play $1.70
25
Sonata V in G minor - Allegro

Sonata V in G minor - Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:29 Play $1.70
26
Sonata V in G minor - Adagio

Sonata V in G minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:33 Play $1.70
27
Sonata VI in G minor - Adagio

Sonata VI in G minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
07:11 Play $3.40
28
Sonata VII in C major - Vivace

Sonata VII in C major - Vivace

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:03 Play $1.70
29
Sonata VII in C major - Largo

Sonata VII in C major - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:09 Play $1.70
30
Sonata VII in C major - Grave

Sonata VII in C major - Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:37 Play $1.70
31
Sonata VII in C major - Canzona

Sonata VII in C major - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:29 Play $1.70
32
Sonata VII in C major - Allegro

Sonata VII in C major - Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:36 Play $1.70
33
Sonata VII in C major - Adagio

Sonata VII in C major - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:53 Play $1.70
34
Sonata VIII in G minor - Adagio

Sonata VIII in G minor - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:49 Play $1.70
35
Sonata VIII in G minor - Canzona

Sonata VIII in G minor - Canzona

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:22 Play $1.70
36
Sonata VIII in G minor - Grave

Sonata VIII in G minor - Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:38 Play $1.70
37
Sonata VIII in G minor - Largo

Sonata VIII in G minor - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
03:16 Play $1.70
38
Sonata VIII in G minor - Vivace

Sonata VIII in G minor - Vivace

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:34 Play $1.70
39
Sonata IX in F major - [...]

Sonata IX in F major - [...]

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:03 Play $1.70
40
Sonata IX in F major - Adagio

Sonata IX in F major - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:19 Play $1.70
41
Sonata IX in F major - Canzona Allegro

Sonata IX in F major - Canzona Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:50 Play $1.70
42
Sonata IX in F major - Grave

Sonata IX in F major - Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:15 Play $1.70
43
Sonata IX in F major - Allegro

Sonata IX in F major - Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:22 Play $1.70
44
Sonata X in D major - Adagio

Sonata X in D major - Adagio

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:17 Play $1.70
45
Sonata X in D major - Canzona: Allegro

Sonata X in D major - Canzona: Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:32 Play $1.70
46
Sonata X in D major - Grave

Sonata X in D major - Grave

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
01:19 Play $1.70
47
Sonata X in D major - Largo

Sonata X in D major - Largo

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:50 Play $1.70
48
Sonata X in D major - Allegro

Sonata X in D major - Allegro

Composer Henry Purcell
Band Retrospect Trio
00:56 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 72 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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The first recording with this new super-group marks the 350th birthday of Henry Purcell. This recording explores the timeless beauty of Purcell's ten sonatas including the magnificent Sonata IX, known as 'The Golden Sonata'.

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Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls is the Artistic Director of Retrospect Ensemble, one of the UK's most exciting young conductors and an acclaimed keyboard player.
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Retrospect Ensemble

Retrospect Ensemble

Retrospect Ensemble intends to take its musicians and audiences on an exciting journey, exploring the repertoire of four centuries and embracing the practices, styles and aesthetics of former ages with renewed vigour and a fresh approach.
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Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio

Retrospect Trio is a baroque super-group of four superstar baroque instrumentalists: Sophie Gent (violin), Matthew Truscott (violin), Jonathan Manson (cello & viola da gamba) and Matthew Halls (conductor, organ and harpsichord).
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Gramophone Awards Finalist'Baroque Instrumental' category finalist

2009 Classic FM Gramophone Awards

 

Classical CD of the Week: ‘The playing is immaculate...' The Sunday Times

‘Retrospect play these richly rewarding works with precision, verve and perfect sensibility.' International Record Review 

‘The interplay of violinists Sophie Gent and Matthew Truscott captures Purcell's intricacy, and the shorter movements pass as if in a single breath.' The Observer 

The Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (published after Purcell's death in 1697) provide a fascinating insight into the cosmopolitan and often conflicting stylistic tastes of English musicians in the latter part of the seventeenth century. Purcell blends the significant French, Italian and English influences including unique use of counterpoint, unusual and exotic dissonances and strikingly abrupt melodic changes of direction. Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts is a fitting tribute to Purcell by four superstar Baroque instrumentalists and the first recording in the highly anticipated Retrospect Ensemble series.

 

Originally released in 2009, Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue. 

 

 

View the booklet in full here. 

Recording Information:

Recorded at St Martin’s Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, UK, 3-6 June 2008
Recorded and produced by Philip Hobbs
Post-production by Julia Thomas
Keyboard technician : Edmund Pickering
Pitch: A = 415 Hz / Temperament : modified 1/5th-comma meantone
Original cover photography by John Haxby
Desgin by gmtoucari.com 

Musicians:

Sophie Gent violin (violin 1: Sonatas 1, 3, 4, 5 & 9)
Matthew Truscott violin (violin 1: Sonatas 2, 6, 7, 8 & 10)
Jonathan Manson bass viol
Matthew Halls harpsichord & organ 

Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
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OBF and Matthew Halls announcement
25 August 2011
OBF names Matthew Halls as Artistic Director
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Linn is named Label of the Year
01 October 2010
Linn's a winner at the 2010 Gramophone Awards
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Sunday Times' Top 100 Albums of 2009 revealed...
07 December 2009
Retrospect Trio included in Sunday Times list
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Rorem and Purcell to feature on CD Review
20 November 2009
Andrew McGregor discusses two new Linn releases...
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Finalists in the Gramophone Awards announced
26 August 2009
Success for Retrospect Trio and Dunedin Consort
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Retrospect's Purcell tops HMV chart
11 June 2009
Number One Chamber and Instrumental disc
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Retrospect enter the charts
07 June 2009
New Purcell album at No. 16
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Classical CD of the Week for Retrospect!
01 June 2009
Sunday Times praise new Purcell recording
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New Album of the Month
04 May 2009
Retrospect Trio pay tribute to Purcell
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Retrospect Trio debut with Purcell
16 April 2009
new album available to download now
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Fanfare
'I have no hesitation, however, in recommending the present set over the others, thanks to consistently expressive, refined string playing...'
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American Record Guide
'The music is meditative and reflective. The sound is excellent.'
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tommanoff.com
'...the conductor is an exceptional interpreter of [Purcell's] music.'
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Klassik.com
4 Stars
'Eine wertvolle, in vieler Hinsicht überzeugende Einspielung.'
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Star-Ledger of New Jersey
"...a lyrical, hypnotic marvel."
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"Highly recommended on every account."
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"The performances...are first rate"
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Opus Musica
"...el gran dominio, virtuosismo y pasión que sienten por sus instrumentos..."
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Sempre Audio
"Bereits unter dem Namen „The King‘s Consort" hatte sich die Formation der Musik..."
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Scotland on Sunday
5 Stars
"...performed with polish and grace."
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Gramophone
Editor's Choice: "ripe emotional tension...impeccable technique"
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Ensemble
5 Stars
"Diese CD ist ein überaus wertvoller Beitrag zum 350 geburtstag von Purcell"
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
Retrospect "throw themselves into the music with enthusiastic expert glee that makes listening a delicious, almost indecent pleasure"
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International Record Review
"Highly recommended."
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
10/10: "Outstanding!"
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HMV Choice
"...a wonderful debut"
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"The ornaments slither dangerously and the dances tread with guilty lightness."
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
"Retrospect's Purcell makes a release of the three-part sonatas a mouthwatering matter of urgency."
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The Observer
"...this first release is superb..."
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BBC Online
"Wonderfully performed, fascinating...Bravo."
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Sunday Times
5 Stars
Classical CD of the Week: "The playing is immaculate..."
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Nottingham Evening Post
4 Stars
"...melodic invention, rich polyphony and bitter-sweet harmony."
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