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HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites, Vol. 1 (P.E. Fisher) - Nos. 1-4


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Philip Edward Fisher Plays Handel: An Interview

HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites, Vol. 1 (P.E. Fisher) - Nos. 1-4

Handel’s keyboard suites may be among his lesser-known works, but the so-called ‘Eight Great Suites’ of 1720 are true masterpieces of the genre. This volume, containing the first four, showcases his extraordinary versatility, imagination and contrapuntal skill, as well as his willingness to break with tradition. Handel skilfully weaves together a wide range of forms, including fugues, a toccata, Italianate airs and Baroque dances.

Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 1 in A Major, HWV 426
1.   I. Prelude 00:01:58
2.   II. Allemande 00:03:58
3.   III. Courante 00:02:34
4.   IV. Gigue 00:03:08
  Keyboard Suite No. 2 in F Major, HWV 427
5.   I. Adagio 00:03:10
6.   II. Allegro 00:02:26
7.   III. Adagio 00:01:44
8.   IV. Fuga: Allegro 00:02:06
  Keyboard Suite No. 3 in D Minor, HWV 428
9.   I. Prelude 00:01:10
10.   II. Fuga: Allegro 00:02:23
11.   III. Allemande 00:05:53
12.   IV. Courante 00:01:47
13.   V. Air - 00:04:52
14.   V. Variations (Doubles) 1 - 5 00:04:51
15.   VI. Presto 00:04:11
  Keyboard Suite No. 4 in E Minor, HWV 429
16.   I. Fuga: Allegro 00:03:31
17.   II. Allemande 00:03:30
18.   III. Courante 00:01:54
19.   IV. Sarabande 00:05:02
20.   V. Gigue 00:01:45

Total Playing Time: 01:01:53

Handel, George Frideric

Fisher, Philip Edward

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572197

Barcode: 747313219773

Physical Release: 03/2010

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