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Georg Friedrich Handel: Suites De Pieces Pour Le Clavecin

Handel / Holtz
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Ramee   Catalog #: 1004   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel has the reputation of a free thinker regarding the composition of his suites. His keyboard works combine a formal freedom with a rhetorical mastery in a way that undoubtedly reflects his improvisatory gifts, for which he was famous. The music in these pieces is very lively in its invention, and exhibits an enthusiasm in allying the structure with very different styles. The large-scale works of 1720, all completely different from one another, are a synthesis inspired by elements of the German and Italian styles. He seems to have had little interest in the form of the suite per se. Formal unity is most often achieved through common thematic use. The diverse origins of the music make the collection of suites a microcosm of Handel's Read more eclectic style. Following his highly acclaimed recording of the Johann Mattheson harpsichord suites, Cristiano Holtz presents a splendid interpretation of the Handel suites. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Harpsichord in F minor, HWV 433 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 14 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. Air for keyboard in B flat major, HWV 471 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 428 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4. Suite 1 in B Major, HWV 434: Minuet by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Suite for Harpsichord in E minor, HWV 438 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6. Sonatina (Fuga) for keyboard in G major, HWV 582 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1722 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7. Suite for Harpsichord in G minor, HWV 432 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cristiano Holtz (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Palace Chapel of Winsen, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433: I. Adagio
Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433: II. Allegro
Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433: III. Allemande
Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433: IV. Courante
Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433: V. Gigue
Air in B flat major, HWV 471 (Grade 3, List A)
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: I. Prelude
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: II. Allegro
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: III. Allemande
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: IV. Courante
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: V. Air
Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set I) in D minor, HWV 428: VI. Presto
Keyboard Suite No. 1 in B flat major, HWV 434: IV. Minuet
Keyboard Suite No. 5 (Set II) in E minor, HWV 438: I. Allemande
Keyboard Suite No. 5 (Set II) in E minor, HWV 438: II. Sarabande
Keyboard Suite No. 5 (Set II) in E minor, HWV 438: III. Gigue
Keyboard Sonatina in G major, HWV 582
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: I. Overture
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: II. Andante
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: III. Allegro
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: IV. Sarabande
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: V. Gigue
Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille

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