Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (DG Archiv) Georg Friedrich Händel – Water Music Suites (Pinnock)

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Anyone comparing different recordings of Händel’s “Water Musick” will soon realize that there are obviously quite large differences between the versions played. The autograph of “Water Musick” is no longer extant, and the work was not published in complete form during Händel’s lifetime. It appears that there may have been three or more different occasions between about 1715 and 1725 when Händel was asked to produce open-air music for royal entertainment during a boat-trip down the Thames. Handel probably wrote a number of individual pieces for these occasions which were only later combined into suites. Trevor Pinnock has opted here for the more traditional variant of two suites, one in F major and one a mix of D major and G major, the pieces being more or less in the order as published by Chrysander in the 19th century. Most newer recordings from the historically-informed school prefer to divide the whole into three clearly defined suites, although they are not always agreed on the order of the individual pieces.

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Orchestra: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DG Archiv
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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