FAB 0003 Handel: Concertos For Organ & Strings

FAB 0003 Handel: Concertos For Organ & Strings

Concertos For Organ & Strings - HWV 289, 290, 292, 305a

Label: Amadeus Best

Composers: G. F. Händel

Artists: Ensemble Piano & Forte, Antonio Frigé

I violin Roberto Falcone
II violin Laura Mirri
viola Luca Trolese
cello Claudio Frigerio
contrabass Paolo Rizzi
oboe Emiliano Rodolfi, Guido Campana
bassoon Vincenzo Onida, Leonardo Dosso
horn Mauro Bernasconi, Gabriele Cassone
tiorba Andrea Dandolo
harpsichors Gianluca Capuano

Recording: Parma, Biblioteca del Monastero Benedettino “San Govanni Evangelista” 18/21 May 2001,
Producer: Gaetano Santangelo
Executive Producer: Carlo Centemeri
Recording Producer & Editing: Roberto Chinellato

Format: CD

Cat. number: FAB 0003

Release: February 2022

The organ concertos represent one of the most important chapters in Haendel's mature instrumental production. In this edition Antonio Frigé, an authentic specialist in Baroque music, with his "Pian & Forte" ensemble succeeds in restoring all the brilliance and instrumental richness of Haendel's Concertos: a small ensemble is sufficient to temper the counterpoint of the German tradition with the English technique of the anthem, obtaining a fluid amalgam in which the tight imitative play is free to dissolve in the concertante dialogue of the voices.

Preview Tracks

1. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: I. Ouverture - Allegro - Adagio

2. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: II. Organo ad libitum

3. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: III. Allegro ma non troppo

4. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: IV. Adagio

5. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: V. Andante

6. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: VI. Allegro

7. Concerto in F Major No. 16, HWV 305a: VII. Marche

8. Concerto in B-Flat Major Op. 4, No. 2, HWV 290: I. A tempo ordinario e staccato

9. Concerto in B-Flat Major Op. 4, No. 2, HWV 290: II. Allegro

10. Concerto in B-Flat Major Op. 4, No. 2, HWV 290: III. Adagio e staccato

11. Concerto in B-Flat Major Op. 4, No. 2, HWV 290: IV. Allegro ma non presto

12. Concerto in G Minor Op. 4, No. 1, HWV 289: I. Larghetto e staccato

13. Concerto in G Minor Op. 4, No. 1, HWV 289: II. Allegro

14. Concerto in G Minor Op. 4, No. 1, HWV 289: III. Adagio

15. Concerto in G Minor Op. 4, No. 1, HWV 289: IV. Andante

16. Concerto in F Major Op. 4, No. 4, HWV 292: I. Allegro

17. Concerto in F Major Op. 4, No. 4, HWV 292: II. Andante

18. Concerto in F Major Op. 4, No. 4, HWV 292: III. Adagio

19. Concerto in F Major Op. 4, No. 4, HWV 292: IV. Allegro - Adagio