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HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites, Vol. 2 (P.E. Fisher) - Nos. 5-8

Although Handel is not known for his keyboard music today, he was a gifted performer who astonished his contemporaries with his mastery of the instrument. First published in 1720, the ‘eight great suites’ contain some of Handel’s most beautiful music and were immensely popular in their time. These final four suites illuminate not only his melodic gifts and dramatic flair, but his ability to unify a variety of forms and styles into a complete and magnificent whole. The first of this two volume set, acclaimed by Fanfare magazine for ‘its often assured and inspired playing’, is available on Naxos 8.572197.


Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430
1.   I. Prelude 00:01:44
2.   II. Allemande 00:04:42
3.   III. Courante 00:02:23
4.   IV. Air and Doubles ("Harmonious Blacksmith") 00:04:43
  Keyboard Suite No. 6 (Set I) in F-Sharp Minor, HWV 431
5.   I. Prelude 00:01:48
6.   II. Largo 00:02:28
7.   III. Allegro 00:02:55
8.   IV. Gigue: Presto 00:02:48
  Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G Minor, HWV 432
9.   I. Ouverture 00:05:59
10.   II. Andante 00:04:06
11.   III. Allegro 00:02:02
12.   IV. Sarabande 00:03:40
13.   V. Gigue 00:01:21
14.   VI. Passacaille 00:05:05
  Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F Minor, HWV 433
15.   I. Prelude 00:02:18
16.   II. Allegro 00:02:44
17.   III. Allemande 00:04:09
18.   IV. Courante 00:02:07
19.   V. Gigue 00:02:23

Total Playing Time: 00:59:25






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Artist(s):
Fisher, Philip Edward

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.573397

Barcode: 747313333974

Physical Release: 04/2015

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