‘Dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B flat major
Violin and basso continuo
edited by Michael Talbot | Antonio Frigé
This sonata in B flat major was only recently identified as a sonata by Bitti, since its manuscript in Dresden lacks the name of the composer. Bitti’s authorship is not in doubt, however, especially since this sonata shares its fourth movement with the first of the ‘London’ sonatas. The sonata is in a style that mixes ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ elements. Particularly attractive is the second movement, an allegro in 6/8 metre with a distinctly ‘popular’ feel.
‘Dresden’ Sonata No. 5 in B flat major hh387.fsp · ISMN 979 0 708146 01 8 · ISBN 978-1-910359-27-3