Suzuki Violin Pieces in their Original Forms

(original source material for the Suzuki Violin School)

Volume 6

  1. La Folia A. Corelli
  2. Sonata No. 3 G. F. Handel
  3. Allegro J. H. Fiocco
  4. Gavotte J. Ph. Rameau
  5. Sonata No. 4 G. F. Handel

  1. listed title La Folia
    composer Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
    source Violin Sonatas, Op. 5
      No. 12. La Folia
    original title Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo. Opera quinta.
      No. 12. Follia
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date 1700
    more information Wikipedia: Corelli | Folia
    score first edition: IMSLP (pdf: p.68, score: p.62)
    suggested
    recording
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    Trio Sonnerie:
    Monica Huggett, violin
    Emilia Benjamin, viola da gamba
    James Johnstone, harpsichord
    notes
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  2. listed title Sonata No. 3
    listed composer George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
    source Sonata in F major, HWV 370 (op.1 no.12)
    1. Adagio
    2. Allegro
    3. Largo
    4. Allegro
    actual composer unknown; most likely not Handel
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date first published 1732
    more information gfhandel.org | Wikipedia
    score First edition:
      IMSLP (pdf: p.60, score: p.58)
    Händelgesellschaft:
      Band 27 (Kammermusik) p.42 IMSLP (pdf: p.56)
    Hallische Händel-Ausgabe:
      Series IV, Volume 4 (p.40?)
    suggested
    recording
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    Ensemble Vintage Köln:
    Ariadne Daskalakis, baroque violin
    Rainer Zipperling, baroque cello
    Gerald Hambitzer, harpsichord
    notes
    In 1730, publisher John Walsh issued Sonates pour un Traversiere, un Violon ou Hautbois con Basso Continuo, fraudulently using the imprint of another publisher, Jeanne Roger. It contained twelve sonatas, and became known as Handel’s “Opus 1”.

    In 1732, Walsh published a revised edition using his own imprint, with the English title Solos for a German flute, a hoboy, or violin with a thorough bass for the harpsichord or bass violin compos’d by Mr. Handel. Two of the sonatas from the 1730 edition (Sonatas X & XII​—​neither of which were actually composed by Handel) were replaced in the 1732 edition with other sonatas. This Sonata in F Major is the Sonata XII of the 1732 edition.

    John Walsh prescribed instruments for each sonata (either flute, recorder, violin or oboe), though these did not necessarily reflect the composer’s intentions. Of the twelve, this sonata is the third that is listed as a violin sonata, hence the title listed here, Sonata No. 3.

    Sources: 1, 2, and the first edition score listed above.
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  3. listed title Allegro
    composer Joseph-Hector Fiocco (1703–1741)
    source Pieces de clavecin, Op. 1
      No. 1. Suite in G.
        X. Allegro
    original title Pièces de clavecin, Ouvre premier.
      Première Suite.
        X. Allegro
    originally written for harpsichord
    date published 1730
    more information Wikipedia
    score IMSLP (pdf: p.16, score: p.11)
    suggested
    recording
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    Ewald Demeyere, harpsichord
    notes
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  4. listed title Gavotte
    composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
    source Le temple de la gloire (opera)
      Act III, Scene 3.
        Gavotte I & II
    originally written for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, and strings
    date 1745
    more information Wikipedia
    score 1746 manuscript:
      IMSLP (pdf: p.218, score: p.215)
    1909 edition:
      IMSLP (pdf: p.36, score: p.270)
    suggested
    recording
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    English Chamber Orchestra
    Raymond Leppard, conductor
    notes
    Special thanks to Professor Graham Sadler for his assistance in tracking down the source of this piece.
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  5. listed title Sonata No. 4
    composer George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
    source Sonata in D major, HWV 371 (op.1 no.13)
    1. Allegro
    2. Larghetto
    3. Allegro
    originally written for violin and continuo
    date ca.1749–1750
    more information gfhandel.org | Wikipedia
    score Händelgesellschaft:
      Band 27 (Kammermusik) p.47 IMSLP (pdf: p.61)
    Hallische Händel-Ausgabe:
      Series IV, Volume 4 (p.28?)
    suggested
    recording
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    Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
    Richard Tunnicliffe, cello
    Paul Nicholson, harpsichord
    notes
    See the notes for Sonata No. 3 above.

    In 1879, Friedrich Chrysander included the twelve sonatas of John Walsh’s 1732 edition in the new publication of Volume 27 of the Händelgesellschaft. To this he added two more violin sonatas, which had since come to light from Handel’s autograph manuscripts. The first of these is this Sonata in D major (HWV 371), which Chrysander listed as Sonata XIII in his re-publication of Opus 1. In this position it became the fourth violin sonata in Opus 1, hence the title listed here, Sonata No. 4.

    Source: 1.
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