Concerti grossi op. 6

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Because George Frideric Handel meticulously dated the manuscripts of his concertos, we know that they were completed in September and October of 1739, as shown in the list below. HWV refers to the thematicsystematic catalogue of Handel’s work, the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis, and Walsh to the first edition, of 1740. The often very close dates of completion give rise to astonishment at how quickly Handel composed the respective concertos. In some cases, however, the proximity of the dates is misleading because Handel borrowed from his own (and others’) work. In today’s terminology, we might speak of “recycling” – a practice Johann Sebastian Bach also employed throughout his life.
This borrowing was applied with varying degrees of exactitude. In some cases, the music is identical: the first movement (a tempo giusto) of Concerto No. 1 to the third movement of the Sinfonia from the Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62; the fourth (Allegro) and fifth (Menuet) movements of Concerto No. 9 to the second and third parts of the Overture for the opera Imeneo, HWV 41, composed a year earlier. Elsewhere, it varies from showing only slight changes (such as the second movement of Concerto No. 5 and the second part of the overture of the Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76) to being radically altered, such as the sixth movement (Menuet) of Concerto No. 5 and the third part of the previously named overture. Other times there is not much similarity except for the beginning of a given theme, after which the pieces simply go their own way: the second movement (a tempo giusto) of Concerto No. 6 equals the chorus “They Are Brought Down” from the Chandos Anthem, no. 10, HWV 255. But the typical, chromatically descending beginning (incidentally, marvellously suited for fugal treatment), remaining with this thematic material, could already be heard in the much earlier arioso “Alla Salma in fedel” from the solo cantata La Lucrezia: Oh Numi eterni, HWV 145.

Tracklist

1.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319- I. A tempo guisto
01:47
2.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319- II. Allegro
01:49
3.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319- III. Adagio
02:23
4.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319- IV. Allegro
02:23
5.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319- V. Allegro
03:00
6.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320- I. Andante larghetto
03:24
7.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320- II. Allegro
02:25
8.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320- III. Largo
02:12
9.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320- IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
02:15
10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321- I. Larghetto
01:17
11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321- II. Andante
01:37
12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321- III. Allegro
02:29
13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321- IV. Polonaise- Andante
04:13
14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321- V. Allegro, ma non troppo
01:22
15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322- I. Largo affetuoso
02:28
16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322- II. Allegro
02:53
17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322- III. Largo epiano
02:07
18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322- IV. Allegro
02:44
19.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- I. [Larghetto e staccato]
02:08
20.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- II. Allegro
02:07
21.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- III. Presto
03:29
22.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- IV. Largo
02:11
23.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- V. Allegro
02:31
24.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323- VI. Menuet- Un poco larghetto
02:31
25.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324- I. Larghetto affettuoso
03:00
26.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324- II. A tempo giusto
01:37
27.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324- III. Musette- Larghetto
04:42
28.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324- IV. Allegro
02:53
29.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324- V. Allegro
02:07
30.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325- I. Largo
01:12
31.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325- II. Allegro
02:39
32.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325- III. Largo
02:44
33.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325- IV. Andante
03:52
34.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325- V. Hornpipe
03:10
35.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- I. Allemande
06:23
36.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- II. Grave
01:33
37.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- III. Andante allegro
01:42
38.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- IV. Adagio
01:02
39.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- V. Siciliana- Andante
03:14
40.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326- VI. Allegro
01:19
41.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- I. Largo
02:00
42.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- II. Allegro
03:29
43.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- III.Larghetto
02:42
44.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- IV. Allegro
02:01
45.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- V. Menuet
01:07
46.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327- VI. Gigue- Allegro
01:55
47.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328- I. Ouverture - Allegro - Lentement
03:51
48.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328- II. Air- Lentement
03:08
49.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328- III. Allegro
02:06
50.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328- IV. Allegro
02:54
51.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328- V. Allegro moderato
01:41
52.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329- I. Andante larghetto e staccato
04:01
53.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329- II. Allegro
01:42
54.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329- III. Largo e staccato
00:33
55.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329- IV. Andante
03:56
56.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329- V. Allegro
06:02
57.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330- I. Largo
01:55
58.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330- II. Allegro
02:51
59.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330- III. Aria- Larghetto e piano
02:23
60.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330- IV. Largo
00:38
61.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330- V. Allegro
01:57

Total time: 02:33:46

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Avalon Acoustic

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Bert van der Wolf

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Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Muziekcentrum Enschede Holland

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Pyramix

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DSD64

Release Date October 14, 2014

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