Handel - Complete Organ Concertos - Christian Schmitt (CD)

Handel - Complete Organ Concertos - Christian Schmitt (CD)

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    A CD-premiere for Brilliant Classics!
    The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel.
    Handel’s organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, “worldly” part.
    Christian Schmitt is one of the most promising young organists in Germany, having won several international competitions.
    A welcome debut on Brilliant Classics of the famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who play with great clarity and lively articulation, under the baton of Nicol Matt.
    Excellent liner notes, biographies and information on the organ.

    CD1
    Handel - Organ Concertos Complete Concertos 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concertos

    Concerto [no. 1] G minor HWV 289 (op. 4/1)

    1. Larghetto e staccato 5:12
    2. Allegro 5:30
    3. Adagio 1:09
    4. Andante 4:09

    Concerto [no. 2] B flat major HWV 290 (op. 4/2)

    5. A tempo ordinario e staccato 0:57
    6. Allegro 5:03
    7. Adagio e staccato 0:41
    8. Allegro ma non presto 3:57

    Concerto [no. 3] G minor HWV 291 (op. 4/3)

    9. Adagio 3:50
    10. Allegro 3:58
    11. Adagio 1:02
    12. Allegro 2:26

    Concerto [no. 4] F major HWV 292 (op. 4/4)

    13. Allegro 3:48
    14. Andante 6:11
    15. Adagio 1:10
    16. Allegro 3:37

    Total: 52:40

    Christian Schmitt, organ
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

    Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

    CD2
    Handel - Organ Concertos Complete

    Concertos 5 - 6 – 7 Harp Concerto

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concertos

    Concerto [no. 5] F major HWV 293 (op. 4/5)

    1. Larghetto 1:59
    2. Allegro 2:24
    3. Alla Siciliana 1:35
    Presto

    Harp Concerto B flat major HWV 294

    5. Andante allegro 4:18
    6. Larghetto 5:31
    7. Allegro moderato 2:34

    Charlotte Balzereit, harp
    Juliane Heutjer, Elodie Wiemer, recorder

    Concerto [no. 6] B flat major HWV 294 (op. 4/6)

    8. Andante allegro 6:08
    9. Larghetto 3:50
    10. Allegro moderato 2:38

    Juliane Heutjer, Elodie Wiemer, recorder

    Concerto [no. 7] B flat major HWV 306 (op. 7/1)

    11. Andante 9:43
    12. Largo e piano 3:01
    13. Fuga 2:19
    14. Adagio 2:29
    15. Bourrée 2:45

    Total: 53:46

    Christian Schmitt, organ
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt
    Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

    CD3
    Handel - Organ Concertos Complete

    Concertos 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concertos

    Concerto [no. 8] A major HWV 307 (op. 7/2)

    1. Ouverture 2:50
    2. A tempo ordinario 5:17
    3. Andante 1:45
    4. Allegro 4:46

    Concerto [no. 9] B flat major HWV 308 (op. 7/3)

    5. Andante 5:25
    6. Organo ad Libitum: Sarabande 3:06
    7. Spiritoso 4:37
    8. Minuet I 1:31
    9. Minuet II 3:49

    Concerto [no. 10] D minor HWV 309 (op. 7/4)

    10. Adagio 5:38
    11. Allegro così così 5:01
    12. Organo ad Libitum 0:46
    13. Allegro 4:29

    Concerto [no. 11] G minor HWV 310 (op. 7/5)

    14. Staccato ma non troppo allegro/Adagio 3:36
    15. Andante larghetto e staccato/Adagio 3:54
    16. Menuet 2:09
    17. Gavotte 3:40

    Total: 62:19

    Christian Schmitt, organ
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

    Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

    CD4
    Handel - Organ Concertos Complete

    Concertos 12 - 13 - 14 - 15

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concertos

    Concerto [no. 12] B flat major HWV 311 (op. 7/6)

    1. Pomposo 3:58
    2. Andante 2:04
    3. Air 2:56

    Concerto [no. 13] F major HWV 295 (2nd set, no. 1) "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"

    4. Larghetto 2:25
    5. Allegro 3:30
    6. Organo ad libitum: Fuga HWV 609 4:49
    7. Larghetto 2:47
    8. Allegro 3:13

    Concerto [no. 14] A major HWV 296a (2nd set, no. 2)

    9. Largo e staccato 4:25
    10. Organo ad libitum: Air A major HWV 468 1:22
    11. Andante 4:40
    12. Grave: Organo ad libitum 0:36
    13. Allegro 6:25

    Concerto [no. 15] D minor HWV 304

    14. Andante 5:38
    15. Grave 2:11
    16. Organo ad libitum: Fuga G major HWV 606 4:11
    17. Allegro 4:55

    Total: 61:05

    Christian Schmitt, organ
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

    Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

    CD5
    Handel - Organ Concertos Complete

    Concerto 16 Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord

    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Organ Concertos

    Concerto [no. 16] F major HWV 305a

    1. Ouverture 1:32
    2. Allegro 3:19
    3. Organo ad libitum 2:09
    4. Allegro ma non troppo 3:52
    5. Adagio 1:24
    6. Andante 3:43
    7. Allegro 1:44
    8. Marche Allegro 1:43

    Manuel Schmidt, Kirsty Wilson, oboe
    Josef Weissteiner, Wolfgang Wipfler, horn
    Frank Lehmann, Ulrich Hermann, bassoon

    From „Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord"

    9. HWV 605 Fugue in G minor 4:04
    10. HWV 607 Fugue in B flat major 2:49
    11. HWV 608 Fugue in B flat minor 5:16
    12. HWV 610 Fugue in C minor 3:34

    Total: 35:09

    Christian Schmitt, organ
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

    Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

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