Hogwood: The Baroque Experience (5 CD box set, FLAC)
Hogwood: The Baroque Experience (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giuseppe Torelli, et al.
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: MCA Records
Size: 1.66 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

Disk 1
01 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 1 ‘Spring’ – Allegro
02 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 1 ‘Spring’ – Largo
03 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 1 ‘Spring’ – Allegro 2
04 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 2 ‘Summer’ – Allegro non molto
05 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 2 ‘Summer’ – Adagio – Presto
06 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 2 ‘Summer’ – Presto
07 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 3 ‘Autumn’ – Allegro
08 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 3 ‘Autumn’ – Adagio molto
09 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 3 ‘Autumn’ – Allegro 2
10 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 4 ‘Winter’ – Allegro non molto
11 – Vivald–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 4 ‘Winter’ – Largo
12 – Vivaldi–The Four Seasons – Concerto No. 4 ‘Winter’ – Allegro
13 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Flute & Strings No. 2 – Largo
14 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Flute & Strings No. 2 – Presto (Fantasmi) Largo
15 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Flute & Strings No. 2 – Presto
16 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Flute & Strings No. 2 – Largo (Il Sonno)
17 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Flute & Strings No. 2 – Allegro
18 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Strings In G Minor
19 – Vivaldi–Concerto in G Major ‘Alla Rustica’ – Presto
20 – Vivaldi–Concerto in G Major ‘Alla Rustica’ – Adagio
21 – Vivaldi–Concerto in G Major ‘Alla Rustica’ – Allegro
22 – Vivaldi–Concerto For Four Violins And Cello, Op.3 No.10

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Disk 2
01 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – I Allegro
02 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – II Adagio
03 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – III Allegro
04 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 – I Allegro
05 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 – II Andante
06 – J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 – III Presto
07 – C.P.E. Bach – Symphony No. 1 in G Major – I Allegro di molto
08 – C.P.E. Bach – Symphony No. 1 in G Major – II Poco Adagio
09 – C.P.E. Bach – Symphony No. 1 in G Major – III Presto
10 – J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra in D min – I Vivace
11 – J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra in D min – II Largo
12 – J.S. Bach – Concerto for Two Violins & Orchestra in D min – III Allegro
13 – J.S. Bach – Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
14 – Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets & Orchestra in D – I Largo
15 – Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets & Orchestra in D – II Allegro
16 – Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets & Orchestra in D – III Adagio
17 – Telemann – Concerto for Three Trumpets & Orchestra in D – IV Presto

Disk 3
01 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Overture
02 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Rondeau
03 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Sarabande
04 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Bourree I & II
05 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Polonaise
06 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Menuet
07 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 2 in B minor – Badinerie
08 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 3 in D major – Overture
09 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 3 in D major – Air
10 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 3 in D major – Gavotte I & II
11 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 3 in D major – Bourree
12 – J.S. Bach – Orchestral suite No 3 in D major – Gigue
13 – Giuseppe Torell – Concerto grosso – Op 8 No 6
14 – Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas concerto – Vivace – Grave – Allegro
15 – Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas concerto – Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
16 – Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas concerto – Vivace
17 – Arcangelo Corelli – Christmas concerto – Allegro – Pastorale

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Disk 4
01 – Pachelbel–Canon and Gigue
02 – Handel–Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
03 – Handel–Berenice – Overture, Minuet, & Gigue
04 – Thomas Arne–Overture No. 3 in G
05 – Henry Purcell–Chacony
06 – Henry Purcell–Abdelazer – Suite – Overture
07 – Henry Purcell–Abdelazer – Suite – Rondeau – Air – Air – Minuet
08 – Henry Purcell–Abdelazer – Suite – Air – Jig – Hornpipe – Air
09 – Vivaldi–Concerto ‘Per Flautino’ in C Major, RV 443 – Allegro
10 – Vivaldi–Concerto ‘Per Flautino’ in C Major, RV 443 – Largo
11 – Vivaldi–Concerto ‘Per Flautino’ in C Major, RV 443 – Allegro molto
12 – Handel–Music for the Royal Fireworks – Overture
13 – Handel–Music for the Royal Fireworks – Bourree
14 – Handel–Music for the Royal Fireworks – La Paix
15 – Handel–Music for the Royal Fireworks – La Rejouissance
16 – Handel–Music for the Royal Fireworks – Menuet

Disk 5
01 – Handel – Water Music – Horn Suite in F
02 – Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings – I Allegro
03 – Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings – II Adagio
04 – Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Trumpets and Strings – III Allegro
05 – Marcello – Concerto for Oboe and Strings – I Andante e spiccato
06 – Marcello – Concerto for Oboe and Strings – II Adagio
07 – Marcello – Concerto for Oboe and Strings – III Presto
08 – Handel – Concerto a due cori No 2 – I Pomposo
09 – Handel – Concerto a due cori No 2 – II Allegro
10 – Handel – Concerto a due cori No 2 – III Tempo guisto IV Largo
11 – Handel – Concerto a due cori No 2 – V Allegro ma non troppo
12 – Handel – Concerto a due cori No 2 – VI A tempo ordinario

GENERALLY EXCELLENT, FOUR SEASONS LACK VIVACITY

This is a beautiful collection, by one of the world’s leading Baroque orchestras. The Academy of Ancient Music is a group of 17 musicians led by Christopher Hogwood, the founder. This collection of 5 CDs has a stellar programme… from the Pachelbel CANON to the CONCERTO ALLA RUSTICA by Vivaldi. The renditions are mostly excellent. I especially liked the two Brandenburg Concerti included here (3 and 4). They are very bubbly. A weak point to me was the Four Seasons… the right notes, the right sound but this segment is lacking in brightness.

3 Comments

  1. I don’t know the average age of the guests and friends of boxset.ru, but know this:

    This was a boxset before anyone even KNEW what a boxset is! It came out sometime around 1990. In Canada it cost 25 dollars! This was when the average CD went for about 20 dollars.

    The music here is what it is, but if you download this, you’re downloading a bit of boxset history, boys and girls!

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