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Handel: Concerti a due cori / von der Goltz, Mullejans, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Freiburger Barockorchester
Release Date: 03/16/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 905272  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der GoltzPetra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Handel's time, it was customary to include instrumental interludes during performances of large compositions such as oratorios and operas. The three Concerti a due cori (concertos for strings and two groups of wind instruments) are fine examples of works written for this purpose. The musical content of all three concertos is drawn from previous, often well-known compositions (Messiah, etc.) in a manner that some today might call arranging, but in the Baroque, was considered perfectly normal and acceptable. These boisterous and attractive "crowdpleasers" are heard here in all their glory in performances by the superb Freiburger Barockorchester.

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REVIEWS:

The music is gorgeous,
Read more friendly Handel from beginning to end, if perhaps a bit too relentlessly cheerful. The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra are predictably assured performers. – Gramophone

Handel’s rich orchestrations, using wind and brass musicians, are magnificently played by the Freiburgers.

– The Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto a due cori no 3 in F major, HWV 334 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746-1747; London, England 
2.
Concerto a due cori no 2 in F major, HWV 333 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746-1747; London, England 
3.
Concerto a due cori no 1 in B major, HWV 332 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Petra Müllejans
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746-1747; England 

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