Zwölf Sonaten IX-XII
Last updated: 26.01.21
Composer: G. Sammartini Suppliers: smp_logo_88_white.gif 
Editor: F.J. Giesbert Duet A/A/Piano
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. Publication: Schott OFB 83
These sonatas are very much at the core of the Jutta Köster (neé Meyer)/Grainger Recorder Duo and we have played all of them hundreds of times in private and publicly on a number of occasions. One quite notable occasion was at a Sammartini evening on 19th November 1994 at Wicki Kirchgäßner's Weinhaus in Vegesack, Bremen. I also have a tape of made by Jutta Meyer which she kindly gave to me so that I could always practice with her when on my travels. It was thus possible that she (on tape) and I (live) played at a private New Year Party in Dubai also in 1994.The sonatas comprise:
  • Sonata IX in G major (Andante, Allegro, Largo, Presto)
  • Sonata X in F major (Allegro, Adagio, Allegro)
  • Sonata XI in F major (Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegro)
  • Sonata XII in B flat major (Allegro, Largo, Presto)
I have also played these sonatas, especially Sonata IX, with The Vegesack Double Quartet, Bettina Kiefner and Nanette Wiethölter. I like all of them almost equally well with perhaps the edge going to Sonata IX.
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