Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Handel Edition has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £59.99

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Handel Edition
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available

Handel Edition Box set, Import

2 customer reviews

Price: £13.70 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
23 new from £7.95 1 used from £8.26
£13.70 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Handel Edition
  • +
  • Bach Edition
Total price: £30.10
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,149 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

2.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Ross on 24 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A generally enjoyable representative selection of pieces - at a very attractive price. The Collegium Aureum recordings of Op 3 and Op 6 have been around for some time - which is no criticism. They are more relaxed in style than would usually be the case now. But that makes them an enjoyable alternative to the, often too hard-driven, competition, quite delightful in their way - warm, engaging, and (thankfully) with a string tone that is not in the least strident.
The solo sonatas are completely engaging, played with energy and imagination. The solo instruments - recorder, flute, and oboe - are delightfully colourful, again without being as 'edgy' some alternatives. How wonderfully well Handel wrote for the oboe!
Sadly, I'm no great fan of John Eliot Gardiner - the Water Music included here is an early(-ish) recording (1980) with a superb line-up of players - the result is 'good in parts': the playing itself superb and exciting - but the recording is odd, contriving to be both too reverberant and yet with a hard, strident edge, especially to the strings. Not a pleasant listen.
From 10 years later comes the recording of Rodelinda, the recorded sound is far superior to that of the Water Music. Being unfamiliar with the piece I can't comment with any degree of knowledge, other than to say the cast may be expected to provide a high standard of performance, the orchestral playing is completely engaging and a sheer joy.
A bit of a mixed bag, but overall a more than worthwhile venture.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Wake on 27 Aug. 2013
Format: Audio CD
A strange assembly of Handel performances with no apparent link - I suppose the motives for it must have to do with copyright.

We get the Op 3 & Op 6 Concerti Grossi in the by now rather antique Collegium Aureum performances; the Op 1 Solo Sonatas from Camerata Koln; Gardiner's first Water Music; and the Michael Schnieder "Rodelinda".

Even at £1 per disc I cannot recommend this to Handel beginners, who I take to be the target audience of the set. The Concerti Grossi are not bad, but there are far better versions (Manze, Besnosiuk): the Solo Sonatas are dull in every sense - the Hyperion Set is much preferable, but still dull: Gardiner is Gardiner, but you wouldn't buy the set just for his disc: and the `Rodelinda' is grim, badly recorded and sung.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1 review
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Release of Some Relatively Rare Handel Pieces from Sony's Catalogue 13 Mar. 2014
By Ray - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What will interest most Handel and Baroque lovers here is not strictly the technical aspects of the performances and recordings, but rather the ability to pick up some of the more unusual Handel works that are not as commonly seen or found in most Handel box sets. Included here are the more well known Concerto Grossi opus 3 and opus 6 works (among Handel's greatest compositional achievements), as well as the highly famous Water Music, but the set also includes the lesser known Concertos for Woodwind Instruments (transverse flute, oboe, and recorder). Even more rare to find, however, is Handel's Rodelinda, which is included here on the last three disks of the set (there are ten CD's in all in this set). The releases here are all originally from Deutche Harmonia Mundi, and are now being distributed here as part of Sony's larger process of re-releasing its large collection of classical holdings that now holds the rights to these recordings.

It's not by any means an inexpensive set, but its historical significance will be of importance to anyone wishing to pick up the more unusual works, or even those wishing to get a different set of the Concerto Grossi opus 3/6 performances. (If, however, you are looking for more modern, state-of-the-art performances and recordings of these major works, a better choice would be George Frideric Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6 and Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 3 / Sonata a 5.) Most Handel aficionados will relish the chance to investigate these older recordings of somewhat unusual pieces.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category