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Tomaso Albinoni: Trio Sonatas Op. 1, Vol. 4

Magazine article Strings

Tomaso Albinoni: Trio Sonatas Op. 1, Vol. 4

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TOMASO ALBINONI: TRIO SONATAS OP. 1, VOL. 4. Edited by Martin Lutz, Breitkopf & Härtel, euro26.

CHARMING WORKS FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

It seems surprising that any works by a composer of the stature of Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1750/51) are still unpublished. Though Albinoni was immensely prolific, many of his manuscripts were destroyed in a World War II bombing, and large gaps remain in his published output. Breitkopf & Härtel has done much to remedy this situation in these new performing editions of Albinoni's Trio Sonatas, Op. 1, edited by the German musicologist-harpsichordist Martin Lutz. These charming works in the Corellian style are very accessible for intermediate players, since neither of the violin parts goes beyond third position.

The keyboard part features Lutz's realization of the continuo part in small type, while helpfully retaining the original figured bass under the staff for players wishing to improvise their own realizations. …

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