Neville Marriner / Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields – Twelve Grand Concertos, Op. 6 (3LP, original UK pressings)

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# Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
# Orchestra: Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
# Conductor: Neville Marriner
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Decca Records | SXL 6369/6370/6371 | 1968
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (6.41GB), 24-bit/96kHz (2.92GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (896MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

R.I.P Maestro Marriner…

Handel’s concertos are one of the pinnacles of the Baroque concerto grosso, displaying a wealth of musical invention and enormous variety of instrumental sonorities.

These 3 albums were originally released individually.

Track Listing:

Volume One – Side One
01 – Concerto Grosso No. 1 In G Major
02 – Concerto Grosso No. 2 In F Major

Volume One – Side Two
03 – Concerto Grosso No. 3 In E Minor
04 – Concerto Grosso No. 4 In A Minor

Volume Two – Side One
05 – Concerto Grosso No.5 In D Major
06 – Concerto Grosso No. 6 In G Minor

Volume Two – Side Two
07 – Concerto Grosso No. 7 In B Flat Major
08 – Concerto Grosso No. 8 In C Minor

Volume Three – Side One
00 – Concerto Grosso No. 9 In F Major
10 – Concerto Grosso No. 10 In D Minor

Volume Three – Side Two
11 – Concerto Grosso No. 11 In A Major
12 – Concerto Grosso No. 12 In B Minor

Soloists:

Neville Mariner – violin
Malcolm Latchem – violin
Andrew McGee – violin
Trevor Connah – violin
Hugh Maguire – violin
Raymond Keenlyside – violin
Alan Loveday – violin
Iona Brown – violin
Kenneth Heath – cello
Thurston Dart – harpsichord continuo
Andrew Davis – organ continuo

Additional info can be found here, here and here.

Ripping Info:

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23 Comments.

  1. Thanks to Jean-Luc for the donation of this baroque trifecta!

  2. Edmundo Komaike

    Thank you VERY VERY much !!!!

  3. Dimitris Ierolohitis

    This sounds like Heaven, thank you very much for such gifts!

  4. Immortal stuff. Thanks!

  5. Thanks a lot Steve!!!

  6. SMALLHUANG22

    Download does not complete, many archives”Server Load Too High”!

  7. Thank you so much

  8. SMALLHUANG22

    This album’s sound is perfect, but the second track 11:34 sec sound skips.

  9. Sounds great in 24/96 Steve. Yes a little hiccup on track 2, but hardly worth downloading another file 😉
    Thanks for the nice rip and to Jean-Luc for sharing these Baroque treasures 😀

  10. Fixed files are now up at FF, in all 3 resolutions, for anyone who wants to replace the track with the skip.

  11. An excellent production, Steve.
    Bob

  12. Wonderful sound. Thank you.

  13. It’s very good! Thank you a lot

  14. Vale Sir Neville 🙂

  15. ¡Muchas gracias!

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