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Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 6

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti Grossi (6), Op.3, HWV 312-17
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"A compendium of Handel's musical interests, at times blatantly operatic in style and material (Nos 7 and 8), occasionally as grave as the English oratorios (No 5), often dazzlingly Italianate (Nos 2, 6 and 10). Performed without the optional woodwind, this is a vivacious, highly detailed set." -The Independent

"The Avison’s accounts under Pavlo Beznosiuk have a natural, easy virtuosity that will endear them to purists" -The Sunday Times

"This fine ensemble, founded to investigate the previously unknown music of the Newcastle composer Charles Avison, takes on his London contemporary with tremendous panache...Pavlo Beznosiuk's virtuosity had me on the edge of my seat in the andante variations and the final allegro. But the Ensemble, too, plays with great tenderness." -BBC Music Magazine

"Beznosiuk is an excellent judge of textures and tempi, and his leadership of the concertino groupis authoritative and nuanced...I suspect that the Avison Ensemble's set shall remain rewarding long after the novelties of more precocious approaches have faded." -Gramophone

"This set has so much character, insight and understated drama that I felt as if immersed in a vast 12-act opera without words. Magnificent!" -International Record Review

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jubilee Theatre, St Nicholas' Hospital, Newcastle upon (10/27/2008-10/31/2008).


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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti Grossi (6), Op.3, HWV 312-17
  • Ensemble: Avison Ensemble
  • Notes: Jubilee Theatre, St Nicholas' Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (10/27/2008-10/31/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1710-1718