Edition HH Logo        

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £79

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £79

 
Category List
Addison, John: Six Sonatas for two violins (1772)
Item Details
Addison, John: Six Sonatas for two violins (1772)
Item Name:
Addison, John: Six Sonatas for two violins (1772)
Item #:
hh601.fsp
Price/ea:
£39.00

Product Image Gallery:

John Addison, who was probably Scottish by birth, served the Edinburgh Musical Society as a violinist from 1769 to 1787. In 1772 he brought out in Edinburgh a volume containing six duets in the form of three- or four-movement sonatas for two unaccompanied violins, his only works to survive. Such duets were highly popular throughout the eighteenth century as music for domestic recreation and teaching purposes. Addison’s sonatas are varied and enterprising, including two fugal and two canonic movements but not neglecting a more lyrical vein. 

They are deliberately cosmopolitan in style, looking back to Corelli and Handel but also including features drawing on more recent Italian and French music. In technical respects they are only moderately difficult. Violinists will enjoy the constant interplay between the two instruments, which share the main material very equally. Reference works have hitherto largely ignored Addison, but he is a composer with something to say whose music deserves to be played and heard today.

Leaflet Music example Duet 1 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet 2 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet 3 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet 4 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet 5 (pdf)
Leaflet Music example Duet 6 (pdf)

 

 

Quantity:
 
 
ed. Michael Talbot| Full score and parts | 
ISMN  979 0 708213 16 1 | Two unaccompanied violins |
Category
Addison, John: Six Sonatas for two violins (1772)

 

PayPal

Powered by PDshopTM