The Violin Dances – Baroque

‘Music and dance have always enjoyed a central place in culture, no matter the time or place. This was particularly the case in ‘baroque’ period (the C17th and C18th, broadly speaking).

Today, we may no longer require proficiency in the art of stately dance in order to entertain, impress or find a suitor. But by returning to dances written for the elite during the Baroque period, we have a great treasure awaiting us – we find melodies that found their way into the larger works of the great composers of the Baroque period – the operas and instrumental suites of Telemann, Handel and Purcell, amongst others; such is the richness of the repertoire presented here – and yet whose original link to movement has been lost and forgotten. Hence this album.

Yes, these works were originally conceived to entertain the elite. But, revitalized here in Maya’s arrangements and reconnected with human experience, we extend the invitation to today’s listener to delight how music and movement come together to express more than words alone.’ – Emma Pauncefort, Director, CRD Records

World premiere recordings of arrangements of Baroque dances by violinist Maya Magub.

  1. Henry Purcell, The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z. 627, Act IV: Fourth Act Tune, Air
  2. Henry Purcell, The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian, Z. 627, Act V: Canaries
  3. Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act III: If Love’s a Sweet Passion
  4. Henry Purcell, King Arthur, Z. 628, Act III, Scene 2: Third Act Tune, Hornpipe
  5. George Frideric Handel, Gavotte in D Major
  6. Georg Philipp Telemann, Overture-Suite, TWV 55: G11: IV. Aria 2 Allegro
  7. Arcangelo Corelli, Sonata in E Minor, Op. 5 No. 8: IV. Giga (Allegro)
  8. Georg Philipp Telemann, Partita No. 2 in G Major, TWV 41:G2: Allegro
  9. George Frideric Handel, Sarabande in E-Flat Major
  10. George Frideric Handel, Minuet in B-Flat Major
  11. Jean-Marie Leclair, Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2, No. 1: Sarabanda (Largo)
  12. Arcangelo Corelli, Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 10: Gavotta (Allegro)
  13. Francesco Geminiani, Sonata in C Minor, Op. 4, No. 9, H.93: III. Siciliana
  14. Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata in A Major, TWV 41:A4: Allegro

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