Suzuki Violin Pieces in their Original Forms

(original source material for the Suzuki Violin School)

Volume 8

  1. Sonata in G minor H. Eccles
  2. Tambourin A. E. Grétry
  3. Largo J. S. Bach
  4. Allegro J. S. Bach
  5. Largo Espressivo G. Pugnani
  6. Sonata F. M. Veracini

  1. listed title Sonata in G minor
    composer Henry Eccles (ca.1680–ca.1740)
    source Premier livre de sonates à violon seul et la basse
      Sonata Undecimo
    English title First book of sonatas for solo violin and basso continuo
      Sonata No. 11
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date published 1720
    more information
    score first edition: IMSLP (starts on 4th line) | WorldCat
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Angela East, baroque cello (solo)
    Ruth Alford, baroque cello (continuo)
    Howard Beach, harpsichord
    notes
    The Premier livre de sonates à violon seul et la basse, published by Eccles in 1720, is known to contain movements taken from Giuseppe Valentini’s Allettamenti per camera, Op. 8, so it is possible that some of the movements from this sonata are attributable to Valentini. The original Valentini score is available here, though it is not so easy to read.

    Also, the second movement of this sonata (marked Corente in the original and Courante in the Suzuki books) is a exact copy of the final movement from Francesco Antonio Bonporti’s Invenzione Quarta, Op. 10 No. 4, published eight years earlier in 1712. (Special thanks to violinist Erik Leveille for pointing that out).

    I was unable to find any recording of this sonata with baroque violin and continuo. This recording by Angela East uses baroque cello and continuo, but it follows the original score.
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  2. listed title Tambourin
    composer André [Ernest Modeste] Grétry (1741–1813)
    source Aspasie (opera)
    originally written for ?
    date first performed 1789
    more information Wikipedia
    score WorldCat (no full score for the complete opera)
    suggested
    recording
    This opera has not been recorded.
    notes
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  3. listed title Largo
    composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    source Violin Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
      III. Largo
    originally written for solo violin
    date 1720
    more information Wikipedia
    score Autograph manuscript (written by J. S. Bach):
      (sixth line down): zoomable full-page
    Early copy, by A. M. Bach: zoomable full-page
    Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe:
      full score: Band 27.1 p.44 IMSLP (p.7 of the pdf)
    Neue Bach Ausgabe:
      Series VI, Volume 1.
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
    notes
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  4. listed title Allegro
    composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    source Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023
      I. —
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date 1714–1717?
    more information album liner notes
    score Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe:
      full score: Band 43.1 p.31 IMSLP (p.3 of the pdf)
    Neue Bach Ausgabe:
      Series VI, Volume 1.
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
    Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
    notes
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  5. listed title Largo Espressivo
    composer Gaetano Pugnani (1731–1798)
    source Sei Sonate per violino e basso, Op. 8
      No. 3: Sonata in D major
        I. Largo
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date 1773[?]
    more information Wikipedia
    score early edition: IMSLP (pdf: p.14, score: p.12)
    suggested
    recording
    No recordings with baroque instruments are available
    notes
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  6. listed title Sonata
    composer Francesco Maria Veracini (1690–1768)
    source Sonate accademiche, Op. 2:

      No. 8. Sonata in E minor
          I. Allegro
         II. Ritornello: Largo, e staccato – Cantabile – Ritornello
        III. Giga: Allegro

      No. 11. Sonata in E major
         IV. Menuet & Gavotta
    The movements are re-ordered: 8/II, 8/I, 11/IV, 8/III.
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date published 1744
    more information album liner notes | Wikipedia
    score first edition: sample page | WorldCat | order online
    suggested
    recording
    [album cover]
    The Locatelli Trio:
    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
    Richard Tunnicliffe, cello
    Paul Nicholson, harpsichord and organ
    notes
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