Handel – Concerti Grossi Op. 6 – Part 2

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin

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Original Recording Format: DXD

Here is the link to Handel Concerti Grossi – Part One at the NativeDSD Music Store. This music is also available as part of this bundle.

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin continue their Handel trilogy with this recording of the last six concerti grossi of the composer’s Op. 6. Originally designed as attractive interludes to English oratorio performances, Handel’s concerti grossi soon gained fame as some of the most appealing orchestral music of the baroque era. With these pieces, written in London towards the end of his career, Handel paid tribute to the immensely popular concerti grossi of Corelli while simultaneously proving his mastery, incorporating all musical styles of his times into his work. The players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, led by their concertmaster Bernhard Forck, demonstrate why many consider them the best baroque ensemble of today. The concerti grossi Op. 6 are concluded with this second instalment, and a recording of the concerti grossi Op. 3 will complete the trilogy.

Adrian Quanjer from HRAudio.net reviewed this album on our Blog.NativeDSD visit the link to read the full review.

Tracklist

1.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B flat Maj Op 6 No 7 I Largo
01:04
2.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B flat Maj Op 6 No 7 II Allegro
02:41
3.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B flat Maj Op 6 No 7 III Largo
02:45
4.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B flat Maj Op 6 No 7 IV Andante
03:32
5.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B flat Maj Op 6 No 7 V Hornpipe
03:18
6.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 I Allemande
04:30
7.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 II Grave
01:31
8.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 III Andante allegro
01:48
9.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 IV Adagio
01:15
10.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 V Siciliana Andante
02:59
11.
Handel Concerti Grossi - C Min Op 6 No 8 VI Allegro
01:16
12.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 I Largo
01:29
13.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 II Allegro
03:37
14.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 III Larghetto
02:51
15.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 IV Allegro
01:53
16.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 V Menuet
01:23
17.
Handel Concerti Grossi - F Maj Op 6 No 9 VI Gigue Allegro
01:57
18.
Handel Concerti Grossi - D Min Op 6 No 10 I Ouverture
03:48
19.
Handel Concerti Grossi - D Min Op 6 No 10 II Air Lentement
02:48
20.
Handel Concerti Grossi - D Min Op 6 No 10 III Allegro
02:08
21.
Handel Concerti Grossi - D Min Op 6 No 10 IV Allegro
02:54
22.
Handel Concerti Grossi - D Min Op 6 No 10 V Allegro moderato
01:37
23.
Handel Concerti Grossi - A Maj Op 6 No 11 I Andante larghetto e stac
04:17
24.
Handel Concerti Grossi - A Maj Op 6 No 11 II Allegro
01:34
25.
Handel Concerti Grossi - A Maj Op 6 No 11 III Largo e staccato
00:44
26.
Handel Concerti Grossi - A Maj Op 6 No 11 IV Andante
03:54
27.
Handel Concerti Grossi - A Maj Op 6 No 11 V Allegro
05:45
28.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B Min Op 6 No 12 I Largo
01:49
29.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B Min Op 6 No 12 II Allegro
03:18
30.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B Min Op 6 No 12 III Aria Larghetto e piano
02:48
31.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B Min Op 6 No 12 IV Largo
00:35
32.
Handel Concerti Grossi - B Min Op 6 No 12 V Allegro
02:10

Total time: 01:19:58

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PTC5186738

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Financial Support

Freunde und Förderer der Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin e.V.

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Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Karel Bruggeman

Recording Engineer

Jean-Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Nikodemuskirche, Berlin in February, 2019

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Release Date January 17, 2020

Press reviews

HRAudio.net | NativeDSD Blog

Under the inspiring direction of Concert Master, Bernard Forck, 17 musicians treat us to a memorable performance. In their reading, the purpose for which Handel composed these concerti (to be played during intervals between his masques and oratorios, with a view to lure audiences to the concert hall) comes to life in all its exiting and joyful grandeur. A variety of elegant moods, always positive, never boring. A secret of which Handel held the formula and Akemus now obviously the key. The shortest way for me to describe it all: A disc to play over and over again.

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