Handel: Complete Chamber Music

Handel: Complete Chamber Music
Composer Georg Frideric Handel
Artist L'Ecole d'Orphée
Format 6 CD
Cat. number 92192
EAN code 5028421921921
Release April 2006

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George Frideric Handel, one of the giants of the Baroque, is primarily known for his magnificent full scale operas and oratorios, and his brilliant orchestral music. His output in chamber music however is of equal quality and diversity, full of melodic and instrumental invention.

This set offers the complete chamber music, the violin sonatas, oboe sonatas, flute sonatas, recorder sonatas and the complete trio-sonatas.

Expertly played by L’École d’orphée, playing on authentic instruments, with such illustrious names as Philip Pickett, John Holloway and Stephen Preston.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Op. 1, No. 1a in E Minor: Larghetto (adagio)-andante-largoallegro-presto
  2. Hallenser Sonata, No. 1 in A Minor: Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro
  3. Hallenser Sonata, No. 2 in E Minor: Adagio-allegro-grave-minuet
  4. Hallenser Sonata, No. 3 in B Minor: Adagio-allegro-largo-allegro
  5. Sonata in D Major (HWV 378): Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro
  6. Op. 1 No. 5 in G Major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-boree-menuetto
  7. Op. 1 No. 9 in B Minor: Largo-vivace-presto-adagio-alla breve-andante-a tempo di minuet
  8. Op. 1 No. 1b in E Minor: Grave-allegro-adagio-allegro

Disk 2

  1. Violin Sonata in A Major: Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro
  2. Violin Sonata in G Minor: Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
  3. Oboe Sonata in B-Flat Major: Andante-grave-allegro
  4. Violin Sonata in D Minor: Grave-allegro-adagio-allegro
  5. Oboe Sonata in C Minor: Largo-allegro-bourrée angloise-allegro
  6. Violin movement in A Minor
  7. Violin movement (allegro) in C Minor
  8. Oboe Sonata in F Major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-bourrée angloisemenuetto
  9. Violin Sonata in D Major: Affetuoso-allegro-larghetto-allegro

Disk 3

  1. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 1 in B Minor: for flute, violin & b.c. Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
  2. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 2 in G Minor for 2 violins & b.c. Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
  3. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 3 in B-Flat Major: for 2 violins & b.c. Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegro
  4. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 4 in F Major: for recorderviolin & b.c. Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro(adagio)-allegro
  5. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 5 in G Minor for 2 violins & b.c. Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
  6. Trio Sonatas, Op. 2: No. 6 in G Minor: for 2 violins & b.c. Andante-allegro-arioso-allegro

Disk 4

  1. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 1 in A Major: Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegrogavotte (allegro)
  2. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 2 in D Major: Adagio-allegro-musette (andante, allegro, andante) -marche-gavotte (allegro)
  3. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 3 in E Minor: Andante larghetto-allegro-sarabande (largo assai)-allemande (andante allegro)-rondeau-gavotte (allegro)
  4. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 4 in G Major: Allegro-A tempo ordinario (allegro non presto)-passacaille-gigue (presto)- menuetto (allegro moderato)
  5. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 5 in G Minor Largo-come alla breve-larghetto-a tempo giusto-air (andante)-bouree
  6. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 6 in F Major: Largo-allegro, adagio-adagio-allegroandante variatio
  7. Trio Sonatas, Op. 5: No. 7 in B-Flat Major: Larghetto-allegro ma non prestoadagio, allegro-gavotte (allegro)-menuet (andante allegro)

Disk 5

  1. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Sinfonia in B-Flat Major: Allegro-adagio-allegro
  2. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Trio Sonata in F Major Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro
  3. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Trio Sonata in C Minor: Op. 2 No. 1a Andante-allegro-andante-allegro
  4. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Trio Sonata in G Minor: Andante-allegro-largo-allegro
  5. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Trio Sonata in C Major: Allegro-andante larghetto-allegro-allegro
  6. Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.: Trio Sonata in E Major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro

Disk 6

  1. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in G Major: Allegro-adagio-allegro
  2. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in G Minor: Larghetto-andante-adagio-presto
  3. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in A Minor: Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro
  4. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in C Major: Larghetto-allegro-larghetto-a tempo di gavotta-allegro
  5. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in F Major: Larghetto-allegro-alla siciliana-allegro
  6. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in B-Flat Major: Allegro-adagio-allegro
  7. Recorder Sonatas: Sonata in D Minor: Largo-vivace-presto-adagio-alla breve-andante-a tempo di minuet
  8. Recorder Sonatas: Trio Sonata in F Major: Allegro-grave-allegro