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Handel: Complete Wind Sonatas / Bennett, Black, Petri, Et Al


Release Date: 01/23/1996 
Label:  Philips Duo Catalog #: 446563   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  William BennettNicholas KraemerDenis VigayMichala Petri,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The quality of the musical invention in these sonatas often seems higher than you expect, and this may well be because the musicians involved seem so eager to convey their own enjoyment of them. Tempos are on the brisk side, notably in movements marked Larghetto or Adagio, and this contributes to the liveliness of the approach. Technical standards are very high indeed. The cellist, playing the lower of the usual two staves often faces difficulties of the kind more to be expected in a concerto, and he sometimes sounds as dazzlingly brilliant as the player on the top stave. There are five [sonatas] for flute, six for recorder and three for oboe; musically some are near-duplicates.

The recorder Sonatas are most beautifully
Read more played; Michala Petri not only brings great skill to her music but gives it a sort of humorous gloss; she sounds unfailingly goodhumoured. All the other soloists contribute to the success of these records, in particular perhaps the cellist, Denis Vigay and the two harpsichordists. The ensemble is tightly controlled, so that in the slower pieces the players seem in full agreement over expression, and in the quick ones the brilliance of the playing can be irresistible."

-- R. F., Gramophone [7/1985] Reviewing earlier release
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in A minor, HWV 374 "Halle" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute), Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
2.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E minor, HWV 375 "Halle" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute), Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
3.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in B minor, HWV 376 "Halle" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute), Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
4.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in E minor, HWV 379/Op. 1 no 1a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute), Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
5.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 378 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Denis Vigay (Cello), Nicholas Kraemer (Harpsichord), William Bennett (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 01/1981 
6.
Trio Sonata for 2 Recorders and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 405 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder), Elizabeth Selin (Recorder), Denis Vigay (Cello),
George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1983 
7.
Sinfonia for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in B flat major, HWV 338 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kenneth Sillito (Violin), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Malcolm Latchem (Violin),
Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1704-1706 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
8.
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1 no 8 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Neil Black (Oboe), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Graham Sheen (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
9.
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo no 1 in B flat major, HWV 357 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Neil Black (Oboe), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Graham Sheen (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
10.
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 363a/Op 1 no 5 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Neil Black (Oboe), George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
11.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 360/Op. 1 no 2 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
12.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in A minor, HWV 362/Op. 1 no 4 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Denis Vigay (Cello), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
13.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in C major, HWV 365/Op. 1 no 7 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Graham Sheen (Bassoon), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
14.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 369/Op. 1 no 11 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Graham Sheen (Bassoon), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
15.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in B flat major, HWV 377 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Denis Vigay (Cello), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
16.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in D minor, HWV 367a/Op. 1 no 9 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Denis Vigay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
17.
Trio Sonata for 2 Flutes and Basso Continuo in E minor, HWV 395 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Denis Vigay (Cello), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), William Bennett (Flute),
Trevor Wye (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720-1730; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Outstanding recorder playing May 25, 2013 By Marc V. (Palo Alto, CA) See All My Reviews "Nice complete recordings of Haendel's beautiful flute and oboe works. It has the basso continuo which is sometimes ommitted from the recordings and is so essential. I bought it originally mostly for the flute pieces, but the jewel of this series is the recorder pieces interpreted by Michala Petri - I'd have never imagined one could play the recorder that well." Report Abuse
 A Great Bargain January 18, 2013 By E. Ochester (shelocta, PA) See All My Reviews "Lovely. Less familiar work beautifully played. Excellent recorded sound." Report Abuse
 excellant preformance May 19, 2012 By G. Kolbeinsson (800 Selfoss, Iceland) See All My Reviews "beautiful works and excellant preformance" Report Abuse
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