Dieterich Buxtehude (~1637-1707)
Sonata in B-flat Major with Suite
für Violine, Viola da Gamba und Basso continuo
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2007-11, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: S-Uu Instr. mus. i hskr. 13:25
|G126||D. Buxtehude, Sonata in B-flat major with Suite, BuxWV 273, V+VdG+Bc, score, 3 parts, second score with realisation, 64 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-126-7||17.50 €|
This sonata occupies a special place among Buxtehude’s twenty-one instrumental sonatas. This is because it is the only early version of one of the sonatas published later, toward the end of the seventeenth century: the Sonata in B-flat Major, op. 1 no. 4. This affords us an opportunity to cast a glance at the master’s development as a composer. The earlier version has many interesting differences. And it contains a suite made up of four dance movements which is entirely missing in the later version.