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Handel: Water Music Suites 1-3; Bach: Orchestral Suite No 2 / Van Beinum, Concertgebouw


Release Date: 05/27/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420857   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Hubert Barwahser
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While this music-making is very enjoyable in its way, whether it can legitimately be described as 'Legendary' is another matter. The sound is certainly remarkably good—indeed, it conveys quite a modern effect, although the style of the playing does not. The Bach suite opens in an expansively amiable fashion after a harpsichord flourish, as if to say 'we know about harpsichords in Bach'. However, the absence of double-dotting is striking and tempos are leisurely, notably in the Badinerie, but also more agreeably in the Sarabande and Minuet, played with great warmth and the fullest string timbre.

This is not, then, for authenticists and neither is what must have been one of the first complete sets of Water Music in stereo. But
Read more the famous tunes older generations will have got to know in the Harty Suites come up splendidly, and the Amsterdam horn playing is particularly resonant.

-- Gramophone [7/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hubert Barwahser (Flute)
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1955 
2.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1958 
3.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1958 
4.
Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1958 
5.
Water Music, HWV 348-350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Eduard Van Beinum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1958 

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