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Chromatic Daring

Trio and keyboard sonatas
by Charles Avison -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a eupeptic sense of well-being ...'

Charles Avison: Trio and Keyboard Sonatas. The Avison Ensemble. © 2009 The Avison Ensemble / Divine Art Ltd

It is difficult to approach Newcastle across the Tyne without being enchanted by the soaring corona that dominates the cathedral of St Nicholas. Not yet the seat of a bishop in Avison's day, it was the town's largest church, where as organist he spent much of his working life. He had studied in London under Geminiani, who was in turn a pupil of Corelli. Avison was familiar not only with Italian music; he took in his stride also the latest products of Rameau and C P E Bach, both of whom he judged superior to Handel...

Copyright © 11 July 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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AVISON TRIO AND KEYBOARD SONATAS

CHARLES AVISON

HARPSICHORD MUSIC

DIVINE ART LTD

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