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Handel: Concerti Grossi - Wassenaer: Concerti Armonici / Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Rhino Warner Classic   Catalog #: 559332  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelUnico Graf Van Wassenaer
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel wrote his Corelli-inspired concerti grossi in 1739. He adopted the existing form for the genre, but achieved a new range of expression within it. Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer was a Dutch nobleman whose Concerti armonici of 1740 were long attributed to Pergolesi. (Indeed, Stravinsky quoted Wassenaer in Pulcinella thinking he was borrowing from Pergolesi.) Four independent violin parts contribute to their rich textures.

The distinguished Dutch keyboard-player and conductor Ton Koopman (b.1944) founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists.
Handel wrote his Corelli-inspired concerti grossi in 1739. He adopted the existing form for the genre, but achieved a new range of expression within it. Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer was a Dutch nobleman whose Concerti armonici of 1740 were long attributed to Pergolesi. (Indeed, Stravinsky quoted Wassenaer in Pulcinella thinking he was borrowing from Pergolesi.) Four independent violin parts contribute to their rich textures.

The distinguished Dutch keyboard-player and conductor Ton Koopman (b.1944) founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 6 in G minor, HWV 324 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
2.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in A minor, HWV 322 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
3.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 2 in F major, HWV 320 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
4.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 1 in G major, HWV 319 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
5.
Concerti armonici (6) by Unico Graf Van Wassenaer
Conductor:  Ton Koopman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; Netherlands 

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