Saturday 19 June 2010
Tune of the Day: Larghetto
from Sonata in G minor by George Frideric Handel
This is the opening movement of Handel's Sonata in G minor for Recorder. The measured tread and hypnotically steady theme of this Larghetto seems to announce that this as a sober sonata. Upon each iteration, however, the melody becomes a bit more ornate, so the movement is not as austere as it may initially seem.