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Handel: Six Concerti Grossi Op 3 / Goodman, Brandeburg Consort


Release Date: 06/12/2001 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55075   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unlike his Op. 6 concerti grossi, which were planned as a set, Handel’s six Op. 3 concertos were composed separately – and in a few cases ‘compiled’ by his publisher John Walsh from various bits and pieces dating back over 20 years. Despite Walsh’s DIY approach, the music has immediate appeal and charm. The ‘concerti grossi’ label is misleading, since these are modest works, in which a variety of wind instruments (flutes, oboes, recorders, bassoons) figure as prominently as the strings.

Roy Goodman’s 1992 performances, still sounding fresh and lively, are very attractive. He also includes both the original (spurious) and replacement (genuine) Concerto No. 4. A real bargain.

-- Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine Read more /> Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3/HWV 312-317 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
2. Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 6 in D major/d minor, HWV 317 - 2nd movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roy Goodman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 

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