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Handel: Royal Fireworks, Water Music / Marriner


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414596   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
2.
Water Music, HWV 348-350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
3.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
4.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
5.
Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 

Sound Samples

Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 1. Ouverture
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 2. Bourrée
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 3. La paix
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 4. La réjouissance
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351: 5. Menuet I-II
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in G Major: Menuet & Trio
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in G Major: Rigaudon I and II
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in G Major: Gigue
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Prelude
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Hornpipe
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Minuet
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Lentement
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in D Major: Bourée
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Ouverture
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Adagio e staccato
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Hornpipe and Andante
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Jig
Water Music Suite / Water Music Suite in F Major: Air
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Minuet
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Bourée and Hornpipe
Water Music Suite - Water Music Suite in F Major: Gavotte

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 The Most Wonderful Version I Have Ever Heard!!! March 8, 2013 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Handel's music has never been delivered more expertly! Neville Marriner and the ASMF have produced another in a long line of fantastic performances which rank them very high in the lineage of Baroque musicians. I have heard countless versions these,, Handel's most popular pieces. I own a few. My favorite used to be a performance conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire, but Marriner and the ASMF are head and shoulders above that version. The hornpipes and drums will get your attention when the music warrants. Yet the Andante and "Lentement" whisper appropriate. Neither goes beyond acceptable limits. The balance is flawless. Overall, the sound is sensational. This is an absolutely spectacular recording and one which should be owned by any lover of this great music. Do not hesitate! Buy this CD." Report Abuse
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