Benda: Sonatina No 3 in A minor

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One of the lesser-known Bendas in a long and distinguished Czech musical family

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One of the lesser-known Bendas in a long and distinguished Czech musical family, Georg Anton was brother to its most renowned scion, František and proceeded to have five musical children of his own. In his own day he was best known for his work in church music and in the infant genre of German opera. His feeling for drama may be appreciated in this brief, single-movement sonatina full of artful flourishes, sudden changes of mood and striking recitative.