Vriend: Handel - Concerti Grossi op.3 (SACD)
Vriend: Handel – Concerti Grossi op.3 (SACD)

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Orchestra: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
Conductor: Jan Willem de Vriend
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DSD64 (DSF tracks)
Label: Challenge
Size: 2.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 1 in B flat major HWV 312
01. Allegro
02. Largo
03. Allegro

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 2 in B flat major HWV 313
04. Vivace
05. Largo
06. Allegro
07. (Moderato)
08. (Allegro)

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 3 in G major HWV 314
09. Largo e Staccato
10. Allegro
11. Adagio
12. Allegro

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 4 in F major HWV 315
13. Andante – Allegro lentamente
14. Andante
15. Allegro
16. Minuetto

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 5 in d minor HWV 316
17. Largo
18. Allegro
19. Adagio
20. Allegro ma non troppo
21. Allegro

Concerti grossi op. 3 no. 6 in D major HWV 317
22. Vivace
23. Cadenza
24. Allegro

The creative riches of structure and the broad diversity of styles that Handel exhibits in the 61 (!) movements of his 12 Grand Concertos, time and again coloured by a surprising palette of musical expression, is unique, and has led to his opus VI being generally considered alongside Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as one of the great monuments of Baroque instrumental music.

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