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Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 / Mallon, Aradia Ensemble

Handel / Aradia Ensemble / Mallon
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557358  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Mallon's new recordings with his Canadian period instrument ensemble offers honest, unfussy readings...while the Aradia Ensemble rarely wants for urbanity, warmth and clarity, a certain under-characterisation can merge one concerto into another.

– BBC Music Magazine


Handel’s Concerti Grossi contain some of the finest orchestral music of the eighteenth century. The Op 6 collection brims with a wealth of variety, colour, and dance rhythms—Polish and Pastoral dances, courtly and fast ones—and Handel’s customary self-borrowings and indeed borrowings from other composers. The combination of full orchestra with a concertino solo group of two violins and cello allows both
Read more breadth and intimacy, producing concertos in the fullest sense. On this recording Kevin Mallon incorporates the later oboe parts for Concertos Nos 1, 2, 5 and 6, using them as a model for most of the other concertos. When the oboes are silent, flutes or recorders are added, in line with eighteenth-century practice.
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Works on This Recording

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

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