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Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 / Beznosiuk, The Avison Ensemble

Release Date: 06/22/2018 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 362  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avison Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6 marked the Linn debut of the outstanding period instrument orchestra, The Avison Ensemble. Directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk, Britain’s foremost Baroque violin virtuosi, the ensemble presents a fresh and insightful performance of the Baroque masterpiece. This recording earned Opus d’Or and BBC Music Magazine ‘Choice’ accolades, was named a ‘Finalist’ at the 2011 Gramophone Awards and High Fidelity’s ‘Best Recording of 2010’. Handel’s Opus 6 is widely considered as one of the definitive examples of the concerto grosso form: their symphonic variety of color, texture and emotion sets them apart from other examples. The Avison Ensemble has frequently performed these works since its formation in 1985; this recording Read more represents a culmination of its experience. Beznosiuk stated: ‘These new readings are a chance to revisit old and familiar friends and to reacquaint ourselves with Handel’s genius, but above all, to joyously revel in some of the greatest string music ever penned.” Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerti Grossi (12), Op. 6, HWV 319-330 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Pavlo Beznosiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avison Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 

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