Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV 359b (Handel, George Frideric)




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Performer Pages Al Goldstein (flute)
Martha Goldstein (harpsichord)
Publisher Info. Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive
Misc. Notes Source, alternative formats, and notes:
From Al Goldstein's contribution page on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instruments and tuning:
The flute used is a Murray system flute Al Goldstein had ordered from Tom Green. It was Tom's opus #002.

Recording notes by Al Goldstein:
Several people have asked me if there were any recordings of my flute playing. At one time I had many reels of that. However they were all cannibalized for other recording projects. However, I found a cassette. It was a partial copy of a test tape I made, which contained the Handel Fitzwilliam sonatas and the E minor sonatas of Handel and Bach.

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Sheet Music


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Editor Max Schneider (1875-1967)
Rudolf Steglich (1886-1976)
Publisher. Info. Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Serie IV: Instrumentalmusik, Band 3: Elf Sonaten für Flöte und bezifferten Bass
Kassel: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1955. Plate BA 4003.

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Norman Schmidt (2010/8/29)

Editor Norman Schmidt
Publisher. Info. Norman Schmidt
Misc. Notes Unrealized continuo
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Alto Recorder and Continuo (Müller-Schmidt)

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Arranger Hans-Thomas Müller-Schmidt
Publisher. Info. Hans-Thomas Müller-Schmidt
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Feduol (2024/1/11)

Editor Hu Haipeng (b. 1984)
Publisher. Info. Hu Haipeng, 2020.
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General Information

Work Title Flute Sonata in E minor
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Flute sonata in E minor HWV 359b; Sonata per a flauta en mi menor (HWV 359b)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; LCCN: n87803500
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 359b ; Op.1 No.1b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 184
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1724 ca.
First Publication. 1732
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation flute, continuo
Related Works Violin Sonata in D minor, HWV 359a
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