Violin sonata in D major (HWV 371)

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The Violin sonata in D major (HWV 371) was composed (circa 1749-50) by George Frideric Handel, for violin and keyboard (harpsichord). Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xxvii,47; and HHA iv/4,28.[1]

This sonata represents Handel's last piece of chamber music. The piece was not published by Walsh. The designation Opus 1 No.13 was first made in the Chrysander edition.

A typical performance of the work takes about twelve minutes.


The work consists of four movements:

Movement Type Notes
1 Affetuoso
2 Allegro
3 Larghetto
4 Allegro

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  1. ^ Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), x, 801.