Handel: Water Music; Royal Fireworks Music

Handel: Water Music; Royal Fireworks Music

by Andrew Mogrelia
     
 
While these performances by Andrew Mogrelia and the Prague Chamber Soloists of George Frederick Handel's complete "Water Music" and "Music for the Royal Fireworks" are decent and the sound is adequate, there is nothing attention-grabbing about these 1992 recordings, and certainly nothing

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While these performances by Andrew Mogrelia and the Prague Chamber Soloists of George Frederick Handel's complete "Water Music" and "Music for the Royal Fireworks" are decent and the sound is adequate, there is nothing attention-grabbing about these 1992 recordings, and certainly nothing that hasn't been heard before in other mainstream interpretations. There is nothing controversial in the arrangement of "Water Music," which is made up of the standard suites in F major, D major, and G major; the performance of "Fireworks Music" with strings is the commonly accepted version. Seekers of novelty -- such as a new edition or alternate instrumentation, which appear on some period performances -- will be disappointed by these straightforward renditions, but listeners who just want a good, basic recording will find that Mogrelia and his musicians are historically informed (if not strictly a period-instrument ensemble), technically competent, and sufficiently expressive in their playing to satisfy most needs. The reproduction seems a bit soft in the "Suite in F major," but comes to a normal volume level in the brass-oriented "Suite in D major," and stays there for the rest of the disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2000
Label:
Amadis
UPC:
0747313711826
catalogNumber:
7118

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Tracks

  1. Water Music Suite, No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348
  2. Water Music Suite, No.2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349
  3. Water Music Suite, No.3 for orchestra in G major, HWV 350
  4. Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351

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