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Handel: Organ Concertos / Richter


Release Date: 04/20/2018 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 15019  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Karl Richter
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Richter Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (1926-1981) is best remembered for his interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Handel. He viewed Baroque music as fundamentally impromptu and subjective in nature, and believed that no work from that era should be performed the same way twice. His performances were known for their soul-searching, intense, and festive manner. While his interpretations may have been overshadowed by the historically informed performance practice movement, there is still much to be said about these beautiful performances. On this release, he is heard on the organ alongside the Kammerorchester, performing the Organ Concertos of Georg Friedrich Handel. German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (1926-1981) is best remembered for his interpretations of Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Handel. He viewed Baroque music as fundamentally impromptu and subjective in nature, and believed that no work from that era should be performed the same way twice. His performances were known for their soul-searching, intense, and festive manner. While his interpretations may have been overshadowed by the historically informed performance practice movement, there is still much to be said about these beautiful performances. On this release, he is heard on the organ alongside the Kammerorchester, performing the Organ Concertos of Georg Friedrich Handel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4/HWV 289-294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Karl Richter (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Richter Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735-1736; London, England 
2.
Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 7/HWV 306-311 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Karl Richter (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Richter Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740-1751; London, England 

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