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Handel: Piano Concertos Nos. 13-16

Handel / Kirschnereit / Neuss
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777854   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias Kirschnereit
Conductor:  Lavard Skou-Larsen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Handel’s music works extremely well on the modern piano. He really was the Richard Strauss of his era: there’s a sensual quality and delight in sheer color in all of Handel’s music, and the piano offers a shimmer to the sound and range of nuance that no instrument of the composer’s day could match. As with the first volume in this series, Kirschnereit plays with taste, spontaneity, virtuosity, and joy. He’s accompanied with similar aplomb by Lavard Skou Larsen and his enthusiastic ensemble. The sonics are perfectly balanced and warmly sonorous.

Let’s face it: performances of these pieces on creaky baroque organs or reproductions thereof are a dicey business. This disc, on the other
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias Kirschnereit (Piano)
Conductor:  Lavard Skou-Larsen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln 
Length: 11 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Organ in A major, HWV 296 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias Kirschnereit (Piano)
Conductor:  Lavard Skou-Larsen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln 
Length: 14 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Organ in D minor, HWV 304 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias Kirschnereit (Piano)
Conductor:  Lavard Skou-Larsen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746; London, England 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln 
Length: 10 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 305a by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Matthias Kirschnereit (Piano)
Conductor:  Lavard Skou-Larsen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748; London, England 
Venue:  Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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