“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”  Goethe


 

 

A selection of CDs, and websites where they can be found.

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 Hyperion Records-Elizabeth Wallfisch 

Hyperion list

Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Alemanda facile (Matteis/Wallfisch)
Andamento malinconico (Matteis/Wallfisch)
Concerto for four violins and strings in D major (Leo)
Concerto for string orchestra No 5 in A major (Durante)
Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043 (Bach)
Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV1060 (Bach/King)
Concerto for violin and strings in B flat (Pergolesi)
Concerto funebre in B flat major, RV579 (Vivaldi)
Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op 1 No 3 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in C major, Op 1 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 2 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 6 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in D major, Op 1 No 5 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in D major, Op 1 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in E minor, Op 1 No 4 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in F major, Op 1 No 1 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in F major, Op 1 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in F minor, Op 1 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 1 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in A major, Op 3 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto in B flat major, Op 3 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C major, Op 3 No 5 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C major, RV555 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in C minor 'à 5 da chiesa', Op 4 No 11 (Locatelli)
Concerto in C minor, Op 3 No 2 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major 'Il Laberinto Armonico, facilis aditus, difficilis exitus', Op 3 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major, Op 3 No 1 (Locatelli) 
Concerto in D major, Op 4 No 7 (Locatelli)
Concerto in D major, RV562 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in D major, RV781 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in D minor, RV566 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in E flat major 'da camera', Op 4 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto in E major, Op 3 No 4 (Locatelli)
Concerto in E minor, Op 3 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major 'à immitazione de Corni da Caccia', Op 4 No 8 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 10 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 3 No 3 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, Op 4 No 12 (Locatelli)
Concerto in F major, RV574 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in G major, Op 3 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto in G major, Op 4 No 9 (Locatelli)
Concerto in G minor, Op 3 No 6 (Locatelli)
Concerto No 2 in G minor (Durante) 
Concerto No 8 in A major 'La Pazzia' (Durante) 
Fantasia in B flat major (Matteis) 
Fugue in G minor, BWV1026 (Bach)
Introduttione in B flat major, Op 4 No 3 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in C major, Op 4 No 6 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 1 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in D major, Op 4 No 5 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in F major, Op 4 No 2 (Locatelli)
Introduttione in G major, Op 4 No 4 (Locatelli)
Musica grave (Matteis/Wallfisch)
Mystery 'Rosary' Sonatas (Biber)
Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (Bach)
Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Bach)
Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 (Bach)
Passacaglia in G minor  Movement of Mystery 'Rosary' Sonatas (Biber)
Pastorale ad libitum (Chédeville)
Rondo for violin and strings in A minor, D438 (Schubert) 
Scaramuccia (Matteis/Wallfisch)
Sinfonia in F major (Pergolesi)
Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 1 in B minor, BWV1014 (Bach)
Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 3 in E major, BWV1016 (Bach)
Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 4 in C minor, BWV1017 (Bach)
Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 5 in F minor, BWV1018 (Bach)
Sonata for violin and harpsichord No 6 in G major, BWV1019 (Bach)
Sonata in A major (Pergolesi)
Sonata in A major, RV31 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in B minor, RV36 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in C major, RV1 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in D minor, RV14 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in F major, RV20 (Vivaldi)
Sonata in G minor, RV27 (Vivaldi)
Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001 (Bach)
Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003 (Bach)
Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005 (Bach)
Sonata quarta in D major (Schmelzer/Wallfisch)
String Sonata No 1 in G major (Rossini)
String Sonata No 2 in A major (Rossini)
String Sonata No 3 in C major (Rossini)
String Sonata No 4 in B flat major (Rossini)
String Sonata No 5 in E flat major (Rossini)
String Sonata No 6 in D major (Rossini)
Suite I (Westhoff)
Suite II (Westhoff)
Suite IV (Westhoff)
Suite V (Westhoff)
Suite VI (Westhoff)
Violin Concerto in B flat major, Op 1 Libro 3 No 12 (Tartini)
Violin Concerto in C major (Tartini)
Violin Concerto in D major, D15 (Tartini)
Violin Concerto in F major (Linley)
Violin Concerto in F major, D58 (Tartini)
Violin Concerto in G major (Shaw)
Violin Concerto in G minor, D85 (Tartini)
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major (Brooks)
Violin Concerto No 2 in D major (Wesley)
Violin Concerto No 22 in A minor, G97 (Viotti)
Violin Concerto No 4 in B flat major (Myslivecek)
Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor 'in modo di scena cantante', Op 47 (Spohr)
Violin Sonata in A major, HWV361 (Handel)
Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1024 (Bach)
Violin Sonata in D major, HWV371 (Handel)
Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in D minor, HWV359a (Handel)
Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV1023 (Bach)
Violin Sonata in G major, BWV1021 (Bach)
Violin Sonata in G major, HWV358 (Handel)
Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV364a (Handel)
 

CPO recordings

 

Bach Violin Concertos

 

ABC Classics

Purcell Quartet/Biber Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa

Tafelmusik/Vivaldi op 3/Elizabeth Wallfisch

Brandenburg Concerti, OAE

 



 



 


Six Violin Sonatas Op. 2 (1709)

  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in G minor, Op. 2 #1, RV 27
  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in A Major, Op. 2 #2, RV 31
  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in D minor, Op. 2 #3, RV 14
  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in F Major, Op. 2 #4, RV 20
  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in B minor, Op. 2 #5, RV 36
  • Sonata for Violin & Continuo in C Major, Op. 2 #6, RV 1

Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
Richard Tunnicliffe, cello
Malcolm Proud, harpsichord
Hyperion CDA67467 59m DDD


These exquisite sonatas are a prime example of the inspiration that Vivaldi had for the violin as an instrument of supreme expression. Hyperion has managed another winner with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Malcolm Proud on consistent top form throughout with the delightful addition of Richard Tunnicliffe on the cello in some works.

Each sonata is a delight to the ear and in some places I found myself wishing to dance around to the energetic music! I greatly enjoyed the D minor Sonata which is truly one of the most beautiful in this collection with an expansive Andante Prelude and a dashing Gigue that concludes proceedings in whirlwind fashion. However one cannot really single out one sonata from the other as all reveal a certain level of delicacy, beauty and mastery.