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Handel: Water Music HWV 348-350; Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, 11 / Hannoversche Hofkapelle

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

It was one of those times when Dad has to show his son who calls the shots! King George I was a man of simple tastes, really, but the peacock displays of his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, provoked a right royal response. And so the famous Mr. Handel was commissioned to write a splendid suite for a festivity on the Thames that would set new standards in every way.

Handel fulfilled the King's wishes to his entire satisfaction, and the Hannover Hofkapelle, legitimate successors to their waterborne London colleagues, have newly recorded his "Celebrated Water Musick" - with insights that take listeners by surprise even today.

Even the question of the order in which the movements are to be played has vexed generations of scholars and performers. The Hannover Hofkapelle has opted, with some historical plausibility, for lively variety.

The Hannover Hofkapelle upholds the tradition of its Hanoverian English forebears. Their great expertise in period performance practice raises these accomplished artists to new heights. Amazing to think that the "Water Music" is the Hannover Hofkapelle's instrumental CD debut - nothing but sparkling 2+2+2® spatial sound will do justice to such an occasion!

This is a dual layer hybrid SACD playable on any CD Player.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Ensemble: Hannoversche Hofkapelle
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329
  • Conductor: Anne Rohrig
  • Notes: Konzerthaus der Abtei Marienmünster (06/28/2013-06/30/2013)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739