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.

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

  1. 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 😀

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