Handel: Organ Concertos Complete

Handel: Organ Concertos Complete
Composer Georg Frideric Handel
Artist Christian Schmitt organ
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Nicol Matt conductor
Format 5 CD
Cat. number 92296
EAN code 5028421922966
Release January 2009

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The first complete recording of the Breitkopf Urtext Edition of the organ concertos of George Frideric Handel. Handel’s organ concertos enjoy a wide popularity, they are brilliant concert pieces, in which the organ plays a joyous, “worldly” part. Christian Schmitt is one of the most promising young organists in Germany, having won several international competitions. A welcome debut on Brilliant Classics of the famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, who play with great clarity and lively articulation, under the baton of Nicol Matt.

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- Includes excellent liner notes, biographies and information on the organ.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, HWV 289, Op. 4 No. 1: Larghetto e staccato
  2. Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, HWV 289, Op. 4 No. 1: Allegro
  3. Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, HWV 289, Op. 4 No. 1: Adagio
  4. Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, HWV 289, Op. 4 No. 1: Andante
  5. Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, HWV 290, Op. 4 No. 2: A tempo ordinario e staccato
  6. Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, HWV 290, Op. 4 No. 2: Allegro
  7. Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, HWV 290, Op. 4 No. 2: Adagio e staccato
  8. Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, HWV 290, Op. 4 No. 2: Allegro ma non presto
  9. Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 291, Op. 4 No. 3: Adagio
  10. Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 291, Op. 4 No. 3: Allegro
  11. Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 291, Op. 4 No. 3: Adagio
  12. Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 291, Op. 4 No. 3: Allegro
  13. Concerto No. 4 in F Major, HWV 292, Op. 4 No. 4: Allegro
  14. Concerto No. 4 in F Major, HWV 292, Op. 4 No. 4: Andante
  15. Concerto No. 4 in F Major, HWV 292, Op. 4 No. 4: Adagio
  16. Concerto No. 4 in F Major, HWV 292, Op. 4 No. 4: Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Concerto No. 5 in F Major, HWV 293, Op. 4 No. 5: Larghetto
  2. Concerto No. 5 in F Major, HWV 293, Op. 4 No. 5: Allegro
  3. Concerto No. 5 in F Major, HWV 293, Op. 4 No. 5: Alla Siciliana
  4. Concerto No. 5 in F Major, HWV 293, Op. 4 No. 5: Presto
  5. Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 294: Andante allegro
  6. Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 294: Larghetto
  7. Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 294: Allegro moderato
  8. Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, HWV 294, Op. 4 No. 6: Andante allegro
  9. Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, HWV 294, Op. 4 No. 6: Larghetto
  10. Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, HWV 294, Op. 4 No. 6: Allegro moderato
  11. Concerto No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 306, Op. 7 No. 1: Andante
  12. Concerto No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 306, Op. 7 No. 1: Largo e piano
  13. Concerto No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 306, Op. 7 No. 1: Fuga
  14. Concerto No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 306, Op. 7 No. 1: Adagio
  15. Concerto No. 7 in B-Flat Major, HWV 306, Op. 7 No. 1: Bourrée

Disk 3

  1. Concerto No. 8 in A Major, HWV 307, Op. 7 No. 2: Ouverture
  2. Concerto No. 8 in A Major, HWV 307, Op. 7 No. 2: A tempo ordinario
  3. Concerto No. 8 in A Major, HWV 307, Op. 7 No. 2: Andante
  4. Concerto No. 8 in A Major, HWV 307, Op. 7 No. 2: Allegro
  5. Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, HWV 308, Op. 7 No. 3: Andante
  6. Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, HWV 308, Op. 7 No. 3: Sarabande. Organo ad Libitum
  7. Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, HWV 308, Op. 7 No. 3: Spiritoso
  8. Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, HWV 308, Op. 7 No. 3: Minuet No. 1
  9. Concerto No. 9 in B-Flat Major, HWV 308, Op. 7 No. 3: Minuet No. 2
  10. Concerto No. 10 in D Minor, HWV 309, Op. 7 No. 4: Adagio
  11. Concerto No. 10 in D Minor, HWV 309, Op. 7 No. 4: Allegro così così
  12. Concerto No. 10 in D Minor, HWV 309, Op. 7 No. 4: Organo ad Libitum
  13. Concerto No. 10 in D Minor, HWV 309, Op. 7 No. 4: Allegro
  14. Concerto No. 11 in G Minor, HWV 310, Op. 7 No. 5: Staccato ma non troppo allegro - Adagio
  15. Concerto No. 11 in G Minor, HWV 310, Op. 7 No. 5: Andante larghetto e staccato - Adagio
  16. Concerto No. 11 in G Minor, HWV 310, Op. 7 No. 5: Menuet
  17. Concerto No. 11 in G Minor, HWV 310, Op. 7 No. 5: Gavotte

Disk 4

  1. Concerto No. 12 in B-Flat Major, HWV 311, Op. 7 No. 6: Pomposo
  2. Concerto No. 12 in B-Flat Major, HWV 311, Op. 7 No. 6: Andante
  3. Concerto No. 12 in B-Flat Major, HWV 311, Op. 7 No. 6: Air
  4. Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Larghetto
  5. Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Allegro
  6. Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Fuga, HWV 609. Organo ad libitum
  7. Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Larghetto
  8. Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Allegro
  9. Concerto No. 14 in A Major, HWV 296a: Largo e staccato (2nd set in No. 2)
  10. Concerto No. 14 in A Major, HWV 296a: Air in A Major, HWV 468. Organo ad libitum (2nd set in No. 2)
  11. Concerto No. 14 in A Major, HWV 296a: Andante (2nd set in No. 2)
  12. Concerto No. 14 in A Major, HWV 296a: Organo ad libitum. Grave (2nd set in No. 2)
  13. Concerto No. 14 in A Major, HWV 296a: Allegro (2nd set in No. 2)
  14. Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304: Andante
  15. Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304: Grave
  16. Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304: Fuga G Major, HWV 606. Organo ad libitum
  17. Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304: Allegro

Disk 5

  1. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Ouverture
  2. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Allegro
  3. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Organo ad libitum
  4. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Adagio
  6. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Andante
  7. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Allegro
  8. Concerto No. 16 in F Major, HWV 305a: Marche Allegro
  9. From "Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord": Fugue in G Minor, HWV 605
  10. From "Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord": Fugue in B-Flat Major, HWV 607
  11. From "Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord": Fugue in B-Flat Minor, HWV 608
  12. From "Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord": Fugue in C Minor, HWV 610