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Balicourt, Simon, Set 1: Sonatas nos. 1 in D major and 2 in G major
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Sonata 1 in D major opens with a Larghetto full of the kind of rhetorical expression one associates with Handel. It is followed by a busy Allegro and a concise Tempo di Minuetto movement that celebrates the extreme popularity of this dance, which, in contrast to its role in the Classical symphony, most often serves as a finale in works written around the middle of the eighteenth century. 

Sonata 2 in G major is in a traditional pastoral key. This association is confirmed immediately in a charming siciliana marked Andante. The Allegro assai that follows is dominated by its three-hammer-blow opening motive, which Balicourt treats with great insistence and some ingenuity. The concluding pair of movements illustrates Balicourt’s Janus-like cultivation of both galant and baroque musical languages. The Andante in E minor takes us into the world of a slow movement in a mid-eighteenth-century operatic sinfonia, while the Allegro has all the characteristics of a Corellian giga written fifty years earlier. 

 

Notenbeispiel Music example No. 1 (pdf)

Notenbeispiel Music example No. 2 (pdf)

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ed. Michael Talbot | Full score and 
parts | 
ISMN  979 0 708146 52 0 | Flute, basso continuo | Sonata in 
D major (1st set No. 1) & Sonata in G major (1st set No.2)
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Balicourt, Simon, Set 1: Sonatas nos. 1 in D major and 2 in G major

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