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Handel: Water Music, Etc / Linde, Linde Consort, Et Al


Release Date: 04/11/2000 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61656   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde ConsortCappella Coloniensis
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Continental taste of King George I and King George II-the English court of the early 18th century-found wonderful musical expression in the international style cultivated by another George-George Frederic Handel. Nowhere is that style more in evidence than in his courtly festival music, especially his famous and ever-popular 'Water Music' and 'Music for the Royal Fireworks.' Under the sprightly direction of Hans-Martin Linde, the Linde Consort serves up this music with requisite portions of gusto and melodiousness. Linde always manages to seize on the most fitting way to render a given facet of Handel's varied style. In particular, Linde's sense of 18th-century dance rhythms sounds right on target, and the Consort plays the more Read more up-tempo dance movements with a delightfully appropriate swing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Water Music, HWV 348-350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
2.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
3.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3/HWV 312-317 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
4.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
5.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
6.
Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Cappella Coloniensis
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 

Sound Samples

Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: I. Overture:Largo-Allegro
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: II. Adagio e staccato
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: III. [Allegro]
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: IV. Andante
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: V. [Tempo di minuetto]
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: VI. Air
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: VII. Minuet
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: VIII. Bourée
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: IX. Hornpipe
Water Music, Suite No.1 in F major: X. [Allegro moderato]
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XI. [Andante/Allegro]
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XII. Alla Hornpipe
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XIII. Minuet
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XIV. Lentement
Water Music, Suite No.2 in D major: XV. Bourée
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XVI - [Menuet]
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XVII - Rigaudon
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XVIII - [Rigaudon]
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XIX - Menuet
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XX - [Menuet]
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XXI - [Affetuoso]
Water Music, Suite No.3 in G major: XXII - [Cantabile]
Music for the Royal Fireworks: I. Ouverture
Music for the Royal Fireworks: II. Bourrée
Music for the Royal Fireworks: III. Largo alla siciliana
Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La Réjouissance
Music for the Royal Fireworks: V. Minuets I & II
Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op. 3 No. 1 (HWV 312): I. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op. 3 No. 1 (HWV 312): II. Largo
Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op. 3 No. 1 (HWV 312): III. Allegro
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): I. Vivace
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): II. Largo
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): III. Allegro
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): IV. [Minuet]
Concerto grosso in B flat Op. 3 No. 2 (HWV 313): V. [Gavotte]
Concerto Grosso in G major Op. 3 No. 3 (HWV 314): II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in G major Op. 3 No. 3 (HWV 314): III. Adagio
Concerto Grosso in G major Op. 3 No. 3 (HWV 314): IV. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): I. [Largo] - Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): II. Andante
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): III. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4 (HWV 315): IV. Menuet
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4a (spurious): I. Largo
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4a (spurious): II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4a (spurious): III. Largo
Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 3 No. 4a (spurious): IV. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5 (HWV 316): I. [Largo]
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5 (HWV 316): II. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5 (HWV 316): III. Adagio
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5 (HWV 316): IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5 (HWV 316): V. Allegro
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 6 (HWV 317): I. Vivace
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 6 (HWV 317): II. Adagio (organ solo - from Suite No. 2 for harpsichord)
Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 6 (HWV 317): III. Allegro

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