Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

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

Academy of Ancient Music Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.



Amazon's Academy of Ancient Music Store

Music

Image of album by Academy of Ancient Music

Photos

Image of Academy of Ancient Music
Visit Amazon's Academy of Ancient Music Store
for 26 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed


Product details

  • 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: 177,874 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

HMF 807415; HARMONIA MUNDI - Francia; Classica Orchestrale

Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquiste 6 Feb 2008
By Marcolorenzo TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and light Handel 3 Nov 2008
By L. Hunt
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By I. Giles TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This set, recorded in 2006, offers quite a clear choice for period music enthusiasts. Both are equally well researched and period aware and the players on both discs are equally capable of overcoming the problems for playing these, often tricky, instruments. The recorded sound in both cases matches the characteristics of the performances.

Pinnock. on the earlier and still excellent disc, offers rather more incisive playing with more bite and rhythmical drive throughout all six concertos. Egarr, on the other hand, provides a more rounded approach to both the interpretations and to the sound he draws from his orchestra. It would be quite wrong on this basis to say that one is better than the other or that one is more musical than the other. Preference between the two might well reflect the mood of the listener who may favour the more bracing approach of Pinnock one day and the warmer, more mellow approach of Eggar on another day.

This cannot therefore be a definitive review that states which one to buy. My suggestion is to try and decide whether mood is likely to be the closest to your own personality or fundamental character then choose accordingly. If in doubt, you can only gain musically by buying both as Handel's music will satisfy either way but quite differently.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback