Cover Handel: Concerti a due cori

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
09.02.2018

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): Concerto in F Major, HWV 334:
  • 1Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: I. Ouverture01:41
  • 2Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: II. Allegro02:46
  • 3Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: III. Allegro ma non troppo03:08
  • 4Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: IV. Adagio02:25
  • 5Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: V. Andante larghetto03:23
  • 6Concerto in F Major, HWV 334: VI. Allegro04:18
  • Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332:
  • 7Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: I. Ouverture01:24
  • 8Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: II. Allegro ma non troppo02:17
  • 9Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: III. Allegro02:31
  • 10Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: IV. Largo02:29
  • 11Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: V. A tempo ordinario01:36
  • 12Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: VI. Alle breve moderato02:21
  • 13Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 332: VII. Minuet02:13
  • Concerto in F Major, HWV 333:
  • 14Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: I. Pomposo01:46
  • 15Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: II. Allegro01:57
  • 16Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: III. A tempo giusto02:52
  • 17Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: IV. Largo02:13
  • 18Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: V. Allegro ma non troppo03:48
  • 19Concerto in F Major, HWV 333: VI. A tempo ordinario03:26
  • Total Runtime48:34

Info for Handel: Concerti a due cori



Handel’s focus in his three Concerti a due cori was on lively rhythms, arresting dialogue and vibrant colours, so his slow movements take something of a back seat, except here where he returned to Esther for a long, lilting siciliana in which the reedy oboes add a poignant edge to the movement’s lingering minor-key melancholy. This prepares the way perfectly for the finest movement of the work, which proudly revives a ground bass Handel had first used in his Birthday Ode for Queen Anne in 1713. Here, its pounding theme – typical of the early Venetian concerto – is taken up by all the strings in unison, frequently as a foil to the contrasting ideas proffered by the wind and brass. It’s hard not to sense in the complete transformation of the original, now amplified with idiomatic horn parts and rich concerto textures, Handel’s rekindled enthusiasm for the music he had first penned over three decades before. In the final movement two oboes are singled out for a virtuoso conversation, while the orchestra relies on the sturdy pillars of a chorus from the Occasional Oratorio.

Freiburger Barockorchester
Petra Müllejans, conductor
Gottfried von der Goltz, conductor

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