Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts

Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts

Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts
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  • Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - I. [...]

    01:19
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  • Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - II. Vivace
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - II. Vivace

    01:01
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  • Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - III. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - III. Adagio

    00:58
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  • Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - IV. Presto
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - IV. Presto

    01:19
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  • Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - V. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata I in G minor, Z. 790 - V. Largo

    01:51
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - I. [...]

    01:25
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - II. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - II. Largo

    00:35
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - III. Presto
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - III. Presto

    00:41
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - IV. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - IV. Adagio

    00:58
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - V. Vivace
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - V. Vivace

    00:53
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  • Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - VI. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata II in Bb Major, Z.791 - VI. Allegro

    01:20
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - I. [...]

    00:58
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - II. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - II. Adagio

    00:41
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - III. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - III. Canzona

    01:05
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - IV. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - IV. Adagio

    00:30
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - V. Poco Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - V. Poco Largo

    00:50
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  • Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - VI. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata III in D minor, Z.792 - VI. Allegro

    01:44
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  • Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - I. [...]

    01:25
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  • Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - II. Canzona

    Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - II. Canzona

    01:12
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  • Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - III. Poco Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - III. Poco Largo

    00:51
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  • Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IV in F Major, Z.793 - IV. Allegro

    01:54
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - I. [...]

    01:06
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - II. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - II. Adagio

    01:38
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - III. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - III. Largo

    01:30
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - IV. Grave
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - IV. Grave

    00:52
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - V. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - V. Canzona

    00:43
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  • Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - VI. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata V in A minor, Z.794 - VI. Adagio

    00:20
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  • Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - I. [...]

    02:35
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  • Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - II. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - II. Canzona

    01:45
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  • Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - III. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - III. Largo

    01:56
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  • Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - IV. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795 - IV. Allegro

    00:38
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - I. [...]

    01:37
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - II. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - II. Canzona

    01:39
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - III. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - III. Largo

    01:25
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - IV. Grave
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - IV. Grave

    01:04
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - V. Vivace
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - V. Vivace

    00:55
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  • Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - VI. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VII in E minor, Z.796 - VI. Adagio

    00:41
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  • Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - I. [...]

    01:14
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  • Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - II. Poco largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - II. Poco largo

    00:50
    $2.40
  • Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - III. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - III. Allegro

    01:30
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  • Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - IV. Grave
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - IV. Grave

    00:46
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  • Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - V. Vivace
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata VIII in G Major, Z.797 - V. Vivace

    00:58
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  • Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - I. [...]

    01:45
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  • Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - II. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - II. Largo

    01:25
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  • Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - III. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - III. Canzona

    01:25
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  • Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - IV. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - IV. Adagio

    01:14
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  • Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - V. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata IX in C minor, Z.798 - V. Allegro

    01:58
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  • Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - I. [...]

    01:00
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  • Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - II. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - II. Largo

    01:37
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  • Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - III. Grave
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - III. Grave

    00:43
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  • Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - IV. Presto
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata X in A Major, Z.799 - IV. Presto

    01:13
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  • Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - I. [...]

    01:40
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  • Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - II. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - II. Canzona

    01:04
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  • Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - III. Adagio
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - III. Adagio

    01:26
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  • Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - IV. Largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XI in F minor, Z.800 - IV. Largo

    01:34
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  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - I. [...]
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - I. [...]

    00:56
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  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - II. Canzona
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - II. Canzona

    01:04
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  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - III. Poco largo
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - III. Poco largo

    00:58
    $2.40
  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - IV. Grave
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - IV. Grave

    00:36
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  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - V. Presto
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - V. Presto

    00:52
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  • Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - VI. Allegro
    Composer(s) Purcell
    Artist(s) Retrospect Trio

    Sonata XII in D Major, Z.801 - VI. Allegro

    01:14
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Total running time: 72 minutes.

Album information

Purcell's sonatas display the composer's innate ability at blending influences from French, Italian and English music; exotic dissonances can be heard alongside the unique use of counterpoint to create these exceptional works.

This second Purcell release by Retrospect Trio has been hotly anticipated since its debut recording, a finalist at the 2009 Gramophone Awards, was released; BBC Music Magazine described the follow up as "a mouthwatering matter of urgency." The four Baroque instrumentalist superstars  Sophie Gent (violin), Matthew Truscott (violin), Jonathan Manson (bass viol) and Matthew Halls (harpsichord & organ)  are reunited in Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts.

Recorded at St George's, Chesterton, the recording beautifully captures the timeless beauty of Purcell's most highly regarded instrumental works. Continuing the composer's trio sonata texture found in Ten Sonatas in Four Parts, Purcell's later set is much more forward-looking to the later Baroque rather than taking inspiration from the old style contrapuntal models found in the earlier set.

This recording was nominated for a 2012 BBC Music Magazine Award.