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Handel: Sonatas for Violin & Basso Continuo / Brook Street Band

Handel
Release Date: 06/01/2018 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2387  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Brook Street Band’s enthusiasm for the music of George Frideric Handel shines through on this recording of the nine Violin Sonatas by- or attributed to- the Baroque composer. The ensemble’s 10th release for Avie compliments its critically acclaimed and award-winning discography of a wide variety of Handel’s chamber music and vocal works. Combining consummate artistry with characteristic research, The Brook Street Band- posing the question ‘how many violin sonatas did Handel actually compose?’- offers nine works composed over a span of 40 years, from the German-born Handel’s early years honing his style in Italy to his later years as a leading light in London. He composed some and his name has been variously ascribed to others, depending Read more on which publisher was cashing in, perhaps in cahoots with the commercially-minded composer. But who really knows and one could say who cares, with music of such color performed with such passion. “These performances have a powerful stamp of authority… Handel himself would have found real cause for celebration.” (International Record Review on The Brook Street Band’s album of Handel Cello Sonatas) “ Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 368/Op. 1 no 10 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G major, HWV 358 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 370/Op. 1 no 12 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E major, HWV 373/Op. 1 no 15 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D minor, HWV 359a/Op. 1 no 1 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750; London, England 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 372/Op. 1 no 14 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3 by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brook Street Band
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 

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