WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Handel: Water Music / Pople


Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 304980   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Does a masterpiece ever yield all of its secrets? I suspect not, though there are times, I suppose, when appreciation counts more than discovery. A quarter-century ago, in anticipation of the great tri-centennial, the music of Bach and Handel was under intense scrutiny, and with so-called “authentic” instruments emerging as the medium of choice, discovery was the name of the game. “Revelatory” recordings seemed to pop up at every turn. Nowadays, with many of those revelations fixed firmly in place, a new recording may only need an expert and elegant performance to deserve consideration. Ross Pople’s new version comfortably fills that bill. The score has been organized into what have become the three standard suites, and Pople leads a Read more performance that is mindful of the current sensibilities—direct and energetic, but not without tenderness when necessary. His modern-instruments ensemble responds admirably. Arte Nova’s recording is first-rate, and its super-budget price can only enhance this disc’s genuine appeal.

– George Chien, Fanfare [1-2/2007] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
2.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
3.
Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
4.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 3 in G major, HWV 314 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ross Pople
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In