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Handel - Concerti Grossi Op 3; Sonata a 5 Hybrid SACD


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  • Audio CD (5 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B000MGB7O0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,661 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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HMF 807415; HARMONIA MUNDI - Francia; Classica Orchestrale

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcolorenzo TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
Exquiste performances. Concerto number 6 in D major includes a wonderful solo organ improvisation by Egarr as the second movement. The disc concludes with the little known 1707 concerto a 5 HWV 288(Known also as Sonata a 5) greatly influenced by Corelli but with greater imagination and theatrically on Handel's part. A must recording for any Handelian or Corellian. Also beautifully packaged by Harmonia Mundi.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Hunt on 3 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
At last: a fine recording of Op.3 on period instruments! This gives the music a less crisp edge, but they make up for it by infusing a warm and fullness you just don't get with modern instruments.

The playing is sparkling, and there is plenty for the musicians to get their `teeth' into. From the thumping opening of the No.1 in B-flat major - G minor - I (Track 1) to the light flutterings that begin No.6 in D major - D minor - I (Track 21), this CD is a tour de force.

This is the first CD in the Academy of Ancient Music's aim to record Op.1 to 7... so I shall be listening out for more of this quality!
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This is not the first version of these delectable concertos that I have owned, but it is certainly the finest, and the disc has barely been out of my player since it arrived. Richard Egarr and the excellent Academy of Ancient Music are superb at revealing the extraordinary range of invention within the great Opus 3 set of Concerti grossi.

If you know these pieces well, you will probably have favourite sections. I always look forward to the gorgeous oboe solos, for instance, in the middle movements of Concertos 1 and 2, which are ravishingly played here, and I simply adore that pair of bassoons rooting around and sniffing about in the undergrowth in the last movement of Concerto 1. Such moments, as so many others, are pure joy in these stylish and elegant performances.

Everything is wonderfully paced. Slow movements are exquisite, with Richard Egarr's beautiful organ improvisation in Concerto 6 a high point, and fast movements have terrific energy and fizz.

I was at first wary about replacing my earlier set, but the excellent reviews received by this performance are completely justified. If you love Handel in particular, or baroque music in general, this will give you unalloyed pleasure time after time.
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