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Concerti Grossi, Opus 3

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Artist: Ill Concerto Barocco
Director: Andrew Read

Type: SACD
Label: Aliud
UPC: 8717775550419
Catalog number ACD-HJ-039-2
Release date 30 Apr 2010

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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was a practical composer. He believed in recycling: if he once wrote a rather good piece, he used it again elsewhere. Of the compositions entitled Concerti Grossi, Opus 3 (1734), only the first was originally conceived as a concerto grosso. The other five are compilations of movements written years before, with a few new movements added. Opus 3, therefore, could be described as an environmentally friendly compilation of 60% recycled and 40% new material. The publication contains a wonderful variety of texture and colour, and is full of contrasting emotions. The individual concertos feature different instrumentation’s – pairs of oboes, recorders, cellos, violins and bassoons all make an appearance, as well as solo violin, oboe, flute and organ.

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Weight 130 g