George Frederick Handel. The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock.
The Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, or Twelve Grand Concertos, HWV 319–330, are 12 concerti grossi by George Frideric Handel for a concertino trio of two violins and violoncello and a ripieno four-part string orchestra with harpsichord continuo.
Concerto Grosso in G major, O. /1, HWV 319. 1. A tempo giusto.
1. Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 In G Major - A Temp Giusto. 2. 1 In G Major - Allegro. 3. 1 In G Major - Adagio.
CD 1. George Frideric Handel Composer. Concerto Grosso in D, O., N., HWV323 Work. Iona Brown Violin, Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra Orchestra. Handel: Concerti Grossi, O., No., 2, 8, 9, 10, 12. Iona Brown. Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra. Brahms: Symphonies No. and 4. Sir Neville Marriner.
Handel's Concerti Grossi opus 6 must surely be ranked as some of the greatest orchestral music ever composed. Probably penned in or around 1739, the pieces were developed to serve as orchestral "interludes" for other operatic or oratorio performances. To listen to them, however, is to tempt us not believe that this could possibly be the case: the Concerti Grossi opus 6 works are without doubt among the pinnacle of Baroque composition.
6 Nos. 7 & 8 - Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7, HWV 325: I. Largo - Allegro, Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7, HWV 325: II. Largo e piano, Concerto grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 7, HWV 325: III. Andante and 10 more tracks from this album here for free. More albums by this artist.