Georg Friedrich Händel - Recorder Sonatas - Frans Brüggen
Baroque | APE, Cue | No Log | 1 CD, covers | 334 MB | RS
Teldec 4509-97471-2 | 1995
The six recorder sonatas were composed in London, during the period 1724 - 1726, when Handel was enjoying a prolific period and huge success.
The recorder sonatas are a distillation of many of Handel's favourite melodic and rhetorical devices. As a master craftsman he was able to take ideas from large-scale works and recreate elements of oratorio, concerto, operatic aria and orchestral suites in perfectly crafted pocket book form.
The other interpreters also are noteworthy: Alice Harnoncourt, Anner Bylsma, Nokolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt and Herbert Tachezi
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Six Recorder Sonatas - Trio Sonata
Sonata in A minor, Op.1, n.4
Sonata in C major, Op.1, n.7
IV. A Tempo Di Gavotta
Sonata in B flat major (Fitzwilliam sonata I)
Sonata in G minor, Op.1, n.2
Sonata in D minor (Fitzwilliam sonata III)
IV. Alla Breve
Sonata in F major, Op.1, n.11
III. Alla Siciliana
Trio Sonata in F major, Op.2, n.4
Total timing: 63'40"