Thanks to our friend Lemarquis for this classic “must have”
Georg Friedrich Händel’s most famous instrumental works are presented here: his Music for the Royal Fireworks and his three suites of Water Music in F major, D major, and G major. A grand occasion celebrating a treaty is the backdrop for Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. Grand stories surrounding the event exist, including a great traffic jam on the London Bridge, a 101 canon salute, and a fire which led to a swordfight. There were 100 musicians outside to play music including 12 trumpets and 16 french horns, and Handel was far from happy with the situation. In any case, the music is very stately, featuring trumpets, horns, and oboes in many guises, not to mention plenty of fanfares.
Farewell, Maestro Marriner. R.I.P. 🙁
Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 1.23 GB
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