Handel - Complete Chamber Music (CD)

Handel - Complete Chamber Music (CD)

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    George Frideric Handel, one of the giants of the Baroque, is primarily known for his magnificent full scale operas and oratorios, and his brilliant orchestral music. His output in chamber music however is of equal quality and diversity, full of melodic and instrumental invention. This set offers the complete chamber music, the violin sonatas, oboe sonatas, flute sonatas, recorder sonatas and the complete trio-sonatas. Expertly played by L’École d’orphée, playing on authentic instruments, with such illustrious names as Philip Pickett, John Holloway and Stephen Preston.

    CD1
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Flute Sonatas
    1. Op. 1 No. 1a in E minor 11:41
    Larghetto (adagio)-andante-largo-allegro-presto
    2. Hallenser Sonata No. 1 in A minor
    Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro
    3. Hallenser Sonata No. 2 in E minor 6:49
    Adagio-allegro-grave-minuet
    4. Hallenser Sonata No. 3 in B minor
    Adagio-allegro-largo-allegro
    5. Sonata in D major (HWV 378) 7:07
    Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro
    6. Op. 1 No. 5 in G major 7:39
    Adagio-allegro-adagio-boree-menuetto
    7. Op. 1 No. 9 in B minor 14:30
    Largo-vivace-presto-adagio-alla breve-andante-a tempo di minuet
    8. Op. 1 No. 1b in E minor 6:50

    Total: 74:22

    L’Ecole d’Orphée

    CD2
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Violin Sonatas - Oboe Sonatas

    1. Violin Sonata in A major 7:09
    Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro
    2. Violin Sonata in G minor 6:00
    Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
    3. Oboe Sonata in B flat major 6:06
    Andante-grave-allegro
    4. Violin Sonata in D minor 6:56
    Grave-allegro-adagio-allegro
    5. Oboe Sonata in C minor 6:11
    Largo-allegro-bourrée angloise-allegro
    6. Violin movement in A minor 2:01
    7. Violin movement (allegro) in C minor 3:00
    8. Oboe Sonata in F major 7:58
    Adagio-allegro-adagio-bourrée angloise-menuetto
    9. Violin Sonata in D major 11:03

    Total: 57:42

    CD3
    Handel
    Trio Sonatas Op. 2
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonatas Op. 2
    1. No. 1 in B minor 10:44
    violin & b.c. Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
    2. No. 2 in G minor 9:35
    for 2 violins & b.c. Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
    3. No. 3 in B flat major 10:40
    for 2 violins & b.c. Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegro
    4. No. 4 in F major 11:20
    for recorderviolin & b.c. Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro (adagio)-allegro
    5. No. 5 in G minor 10:07
    for 2 violins & b.c. Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
    6. No. 6 in G minor 7:55

    Total: 60:21

    L’Ecole d’Orphée
    John Holloway, violin; Micaela Comberti, violin Stephen Preston, flute; Philip Pickett, recorder Susan
    Sheppard, cello; Robert Woolley, harpsichord John Toll, harpsichord

    CD4
    Handel
    Trio Sonatas Op. 5
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonatas Op. 5
    1. No. 1 in A major 7:08
    Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegro-gavotte (allegro)
    2. No. 2 in D major 8:08
    Adagio-allegro-musette (andante, allegro, andante) -marche-gavotte (allegro)
    3. No. 3 in E minor 9:36
    Andante larghetto-allegro-sarabande (largo assai)-allemande (andante allegro)-rondeau-gavotte (allegro)
    4. No. 4 in G major 12:39
    Allegro-A tempo ordinario (allegro non presto)-passacaille-gigue (presto)-menuetto (allegro moderato)
    5. No. 5 in G minor 10:23
    Largo-come alla breve-larghetto-a tempo giusto-air (andante)-bouree
    6. No. 6 in F major 12:14
    Largo-allegro, adagio-adagio-allegro-andante variatio
    7. No. 7 in B flat major 9:20

    Total: 70:18

    L’Ecole d’Orphée
    John Holloway, violin; Micaela Comberti, violin Susan Sheppard, cello; Lucy Carolan, harpsichord
    Recording:1991

    CD5
    Handel
    Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.
    1. Sinfonia in B flat major 10:29
    Allegro-adagio-allegro
    2. Trio Sonata in F major 10:53
    Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro
    3. Trio Sonata in C minor Op. 2 11:02
    No. 1a Andante-allegro-andante-allegro
    4. Trio Sonata in G minor 10:25
    Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
    5. Trio Sonata in C major 12:18
    Allegro-andante larghetto-allegro-allegro
    6. Trio Sonata in E major 10:34

    Total: 65:41

    L’Ecole d’Orphée
    John Holloway, violin Micaela Comberti, violin Alison Bury, violin Susan Sheppard, cello Robert
    Woolley, harpsichord Lucy Carolan, harpsichord
    Recording 1991

    CD6
    Handel
    Recorder Sonatas
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Recorder Sonatas
    1. Sonata in G major 4:48
    Allegro-adagio-allegro
    2. Sonata in G minor 7:50
    Larghetto-andante-adagio-presto
    3. Sonata in A minor 10:17
    Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
    4. Sonata in C major 11:37
    Larghetto-allegro-larghetto-a tempo di gavotta-allegro
    5. Sonata in F major 7:16
    Larghetto-allegro-alla siciliana-allegro
    6. Sonata in B flat major 5:30
    Allegro-adagio-allegro
    7. Sonata in D minor 14:03
    Largo-vivace-presto-adagio-alla breve-andante-a tempo di minuet
    8. Trio Sonata in F major 14:03

    Total: 66:52

    L’Ecole d’Orphée
    Philip Pickett, recorder Rachel Beckett, recorder Susan Sheppard, cello Lucy Carolan, harpsichord

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