Handel: Twelve Grand Concertos

Handel: Twelve Grand Concertos

by Martin Gester
     
 
Is the world a smaller place in the twenty first century than it was in the eighteenth century? Consider first that this three-disc set on the Swedish BIS label features the Polish period-instrument ensemble Arte dei Suonatori led by French conductor Martin Gester. Then consider that the music they are performing is the "Concerto

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Is the world a smaller place in the twenty first century than it was in the eighteenth century? Consider first that this three-disc set on the Swedish BIS label features the Polish period-instrument ensemble Arte dei Suonatori led by French conductor Martin Gester. Then consider that the music they are performing is the "Concerto Grossi, Op. 6," of the German-born, Italian-trained, and English-based composer George Frederick Handel. But though half a dozen European countries are thus represented here, the final impression is of unfettered and unblinkered music-making of the highest order. Gester's conducting is light and lively with clear textures, buoyant tempos, and lucid counterpoint. Arte dei Suonatori's playing is crisp and colorful with a tight ensemble plus brilliant soloists. Together, the French conductor and the Polish orchestra turn in infectious performances of these popular works that rival the best period-instrument performances of the digital era for polish, style, and sheer beauty, and the Swedish label grants them clear, bright, and deep super audio digital sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318591705062
catalogNumber:
1705/6
Rank:
254577

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Tracks

  1. Concerto Grosso in G major, Op.6/1, HWV 319  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  2. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6/2, HWV 320  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  3. Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op.6/3, HWV 321  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  4. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  5. Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.6/5, HWV 323  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  6. Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/6, HWV 324  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  7. Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  8. Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op.6/8, HWV 326  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  9. Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6/9, HWV 327  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  10. Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6/10, HWV 328  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  11. Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori
  12. Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op.6/12, HWV 330  - George Frideric Handel  - Martin Gester  - Robert Suff  -  Arte dei Suonatori

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