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  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Water Music: Suite no.1
  • 1I. Overture. Largo - Allegro03:12
  • 2II. Adagio e staccato02:08
  • 3III. [Allegro]02:08
  • 4IV. Andante - [Allegro] da capo04:30
  • 5V. [Allegro]02:47
  • 6VI. Air03:11
  • 7VII. Minuet02:23
  • 8VIII. Bourrée01:10
  • 9IX. Hornpipe01:30
  • 10X. [Allegro moderato]03:41
  • Suite no.2
  • 11XI. [Allegro]02:00
  • 12XII. [Alla Hornpipe]03:43
  • 13XIII. [Minuet]02:49
  • 14XIV. [Rigaudon 1]01:07
  • 15XV. [Rigaudon 2] - XIV. [Rigaudon 1]01:28
  • Suite no.3
  • 16XVI. Lentement01:59
  • 17XVII. [Bourrée]01:14
  • 18XVIII. Menuet [1]00:56
  • 19XIX. [Menuet 2]01:36
  • 20XX. [Gigue 1] - XXI. [Gigue 2] da capo02:11
  • 21XXIi. Minuet (Coro)02:39
  • Total Runtime48:22

Info for Handel: Water Music

Handel's Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites. It was premiered on July 17, 1717 after King George I requested a concert on the river Thames. This timeless collection is brought to life by Baroque specialists the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, whose critical achievements include a GRAMMY Award, a Diapason d'Or, the Cannes Classical Award, a Gramophone Award, an Edison Award and a German Record Critics' Award.

Music for a royal excursion. On 17 July 1717, King George I of England ‘went up by Water to Chelsea, and was entertain’d with an excellent Consort of Musick . . . composed specially by the famous Handel’. The fifty musicians cost the . . . princely sum of £150 – but their hunting horns, trumpets, flutes and the rest so delighted the company that the concert was repeated three times in the course of the evening.

No doubt the matchless virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin will repeat that feat in your living room!

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Georg Kallweit, conductor

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