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Geminiani: Sonatas for cello and continuo Op.5 - Handel: Suite V for harpsichord in E major

The Four Nations Ensemble, Loretta O'Sullivan, Andrew Appel,

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Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5 No. 2, H. 104  
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I. Andante
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:41
2
II. Presto
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:54
3
III. Adagio
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:52
4
IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
4:58
Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 5 No. 1, H. 103  
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I. Andante
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:22
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II. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
4:09
7
III. Andante
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:53
8
IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
4:30
Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430  
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I. Prelude
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
2:20
10
II. Allemande
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
5:23
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III. Courante
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
2:10
12
IV. Air, "Harmonious Blacksmith"
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:53
13
V. Double 1
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:36
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V. Double 2
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:45
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V. Double 3
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:40
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V. Double 4
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:45
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V. Double 5
George Frideric Handel; Andrew Appel
0:56
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 3, H. 105  
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I. Andante
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
1:57
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II. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
5:00
20
III. Affetuoso
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
3:46
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IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
3:08
Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 5 No. 4, H. 106  
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I. Andante
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:28
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II. Allegro moderato
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:00
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II. Fantasia ad lib. e poi da capo
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:12
25
III. Grave
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:52
26
IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
1:02
Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 5, H. 107  
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I. Adagio
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:41
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II. Allegro moderato
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
1:34
29
III. Adagio
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
2:57
30
IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
3:04
Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 5 No. 6, H. 108  
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I. Adagio
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:47
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II. Allegro assai
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
3:39
33
III. Grave
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
0:37
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IV. Allegro
Francesco Geminiani; Loretta O'Sullivan; The Four Nations Ensemble
4:37
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:08
The Four Nations Ensemble from New York presents pieces by Geminiani and Handel, two composers who worked together in London at one point. Geminiani took the solo violin sonatas of his teacher Corelli’s Op. No. 5 and retooled them as sonatas for violoncello and basso continuo, here featuring cellist Loretta O'Sullivan. Harpsichordist Andrew Appel is the soloist on Handel's popular Keyboard Suite, performing on a 1754 Kirckman instrument.
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