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The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin completes their Handel trilogy with this recording of the Op. 3 concerti grossi. With their historically-informed and lively playing, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and concertmaster Georg Kallweit demonstrate why many consider them the best baroque ensemble today.
Even if this selection of concertos was most likely compiled by Handel’s publisher rather than by the composer himself, the overall quality and colorful nature of the music contained do make it a powerful “opus”. With their historically-informed and lively playing, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and concertmaster Georg Kallweit demonstrate why many consider them the best baroque ensemble of today.
The ensemble’s 2019 recording of the first six Op. 6 concerti grossi was hailed as “immaculately played … free of fashionable eccentricities” by The Sunday Times, while Klassik praised the ensemble’s playing as “eloquent”. Their following release with the remainder of the Op. 6 concertos (2020) was singled out by Music Web International for its unprecedented “lightness” and “brightness”.
All three recordings of the Handel trilogy performed by The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin are available from NativeDSD Music in Stereo and Multichannel DSD. Links to the two earlier albums are shown below.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Georg Kallweit, Concertmaster
Total time: 00:53:38
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Nikodemuskirche, Berlin, in May 2019
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|Release Date||August 10, 2020|
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