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Handel: Water Music, Royal Fireworks / Steinberg, Mackerras


Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 69025   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William SteinbergSir Charles MackerrasHans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraLinde Consort,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A fine set at budget price of some of Handel's most popular orchestral music. A fine set at budget price of some of Handel's most popular orchestral music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
2.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
3.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Bourée(s) by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
4.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 8, Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
5.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 4, Andante in D minor by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
6.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 3, Allegro deciso by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
7.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
8.
Concerto a due cori no 2 in F major, HWV 333 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746-1747; London, England 
9.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 313 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 

Sound Samples

The Water Music - Suite: I - Allegro
The Water Music - Suite: II - Air
The Water Music - Suite: III - Bourrée
The Water Music - Suite: IV - Hornpipe
The Water Music - Suite: V - Andante Espressivo
The Water Music - Suite: VI - Allegro Deciso
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Bourree
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Largo alla Siciliana
Music for the Royal Fireworks: La Rejouissance
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Minuet I
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Minuet II
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: Pomposo
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: A tempo guisto
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: Allegro ma non troppo
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: Allegro
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: Largo
Concerto A Due Cori No. 2 in F Major: A temp ordinario
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 3: I - Vivace
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 3: II - Largo
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 3: III - Allegro
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 3: IV - (Minuet)
Concerto Grosso No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 3: V - (Gavotte)
Pastoral Symphony (from The Messiah)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Royal Fireworks Music is the best of the selectio February 21, 2015 By m. jefferson (birmingham, AL) See All My Reviews "I bought this CD for two reasons: GF Handel is my favorite composer of all and I love these 2 main selections-Water Music & Royal Fireworks music-but also I have just a few works with Steinberg as conductor. However, the winner of conductors on this compilation of works is Sir Charles Mackerras/LSO, performing the Royal Firworks Music. The arraignment Sir Charles used is very similar to the Hogwood/AAM from 1979, only the tempo of the overture is slower paced at 12 minutes while Hogwood's is at around 9:30 minutes; but the LSO performs the rest of the suite very, very well. Steinberg's arraignment of the Water Music isn't close to any other recording I have ever heard from any conductor. The endings of the selections just were not what I had anticipated at all. I'm giving this CD a 3-star rating only because Sir Charles Mackerras "saved the day" (or the recordings)." Report Abuse
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