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HANDEL, G.F.: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (Aradia Ensemble, Mallon)

    




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HANDEL, G.F.: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (Aradia Ensemble, Mallon)

Handel’s Concerti Grossi contain some of the finest orchestral music of the eighteenth century. The Op 6 collection brims with a wealth of variety, colour, and dance rhythms—Polish and Pastoral dances, courtly and fast ones—and Handel’s customary self-borrowings and indeed borrowings from other composers. The combination of full orchestra with a concertino solo group of two violins and cello allows both breadth and intimacy, producing concertos in the fullest sense. On this recording Kevin Mallon incorporates the later oboe parts for Concertos Nos 1, 2, 5 and 6, using them as a model for most of the other concertos. When the oboes are silent, flutes or recorders are added, in line with eighteenth-century practice.



Disc 1

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1, HWV 319
1.   I. A tempo giusto 00:01:43
2.   II. Allegro 00:01:49
3.   III. Adagio 00:02:21
4.   IV. Allegro 00:02:40
5.   V. Allegro 00:02:53
  Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2, HWV 320
6.   I. Andante larghetto - 00:04:24
7.   II. Allegro 00:02:24
8.   III. Largo - Larghetto andante e piano - 00:02:27
9.   IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:02:14
  Concerto Grosso in E Minor, Op. 6, No. 3, HWV 321
10.   I. Larghetto 00:01:28
11.   II. Andante 00:01:51
12.   III. Allegro 00:02:43
13.   IV. Polonaise: Andante 00:05:31
14.   V. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:01:39
  Concerto Grosso in A Minor, Op. 6, No. 4, HWV 322
15.   I. Larghetto affettuoso 00:02:48
16.   II. Allegro 00:03:21
17.   III. Largo e piano 00:03:03
18.   IV. Allegro 00:03:24


Disc 2

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5, HWV 323
1.   I. [Larghetto e staccato] - 00:01:49
2.   II. Allegro 00:02:08
3.   III. Presto 00:03:58
4.   IV. Largo - 00:02:08
5.   V. Allegro 00:02:38
6.   VI. Menuet: Un poco larghetto 00:02:59
  Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6, HWV 324
7.   I. Largo affettuoso 00:03:23
8.   II. A tempo giusto 00:01:32
9.   III. Musette: Larghetto 00:04:33
10.   IV. Allegro 00:03:04
11.   V. Allegro 00:02:22
  Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 6, No. 7, HWV 325
12.   I. Largo 00:01:14
13.   II. Allegro 00:02:41
14.   III. Largo 00:03:08
15.   IV. Andante 00:04:22
16.   V. Hornpipe 00:03:25
  Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, HWV 326
17.   I. Allemande 00:05:58
18.   II. Grave 00:01:05
19.   III. Andante allegro 00:02:07
20.   IV. Adagio 00:01:10
21.   V. Siciliana: Andante 00:03:19
22.   VI. Allegro 00:01:24


Disc 3

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 9, HWV 327
1.   I. Largo 00:01:24
2.   II. Allegro 00:03:40
3.   III. Larghetto 00:02:49
4.   IV. Allegro 00:02:09
5.   V. Minuet 00:01:13
6.   VI. Gigue 00:01:58
  Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328
7.   I. Overture - II. Allegro 00:06:02
8.   III. Air: Lento 00:03:16
9.   IV. Allegro 00:02:05
10.   V. Allegro 00:03:04
11.   VI. Allegro moderato 00:01:43
  Concerto Grosso in A Major, Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329
12.   I. Andante larghetto, e staccato 00:04:32
13.   II. Allegro - III. Largo, e staccato 00:02:26
14.   IV. Andante 00:04:14
15.   V. Allegro 00:06:13
  Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330
16.   I. Largo - 00:01:50
17.   II. Allegro - 00:03:31
18.   III. Aria: Larghetto e piano - 00:03:34
19.   IV. Largo 00:00:38
20.   V. Allegro 00:02:07

Total Playing Time: 02:47:38






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Conductor(s):
Mallon, Kevin

Ensemble(s):
Aradia Ensemble

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.557358-60

Barcode: 747313235827

Physical Release: 03/2013

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