Trio Sonatas, Op. 2
Title:

Trio Sonatas, Op. 2

Artists:

The Brook Street Band

Release Date:

8th October 2013

Cat No:

AV2282

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

The Brook Street Band has easily earned its reputation as “the smartest new baroque band around (The Times, London).  Among today’s most notable Handel specialists, the all-girl group follow their ear-opening recording debut, the world-premiere chamber version of Handel’s ‘Oxford’ Water Music (AV 0028) which earned the ensemble an Editor’s Choice from Gramophone, and a sparkling rendition of the Op. 5 Trio Sonatas (AV 2068), with the composer’s other great set of Trio Sonatas, Op. 2. An utterly memorable collection of works that features Handel’s imaginative “re-heating” of his own popular tunes, the recording once again brings forth the Band’s sheer pleasure in sharing the composer’s wonderful music.

Tracklist:

George Friderich Handel (1685 – 1759)
Sonata No.3 in B flat (11.27)
1  I. Andante (2.22)
2  II. Allegro (2.30)
3  III. Larghetto (3.35)
4  IV. Allegro (3.00)

Sonata No.2 in G minor (9.43)
5  I. Andante (2.58)
6  II.  Allegro (1.21)
7  III. Largo (3.58)
8  IV. Allegro (1.26)

Sonata No.4 in F (11.19)
9  I. Larghetto (2.01)
10 II. Allegro (2.46)
11 III. Adagio (2.03)
12 IV. Allegro (2.11)
13 V. Allegro (2.18)

Sonata No.5 in G minor (10.50)
14 I. Larghetto (2.36)
15 II. Allegro (3.00)
16 III. Adagio (1.53)
17 IV. Allegro (3.21)

Sonata No.1 in B minor (11.08)
18 I. Andante (3.27)
19 II. Allegro ma non troppo (2.45)
20 III. Largo (2.49)
21 IV. Allegro (2.07)

Sonata No.6 in G minor (9.07)
22 I. Andante (2.23)
23 II.  Allegro (2.07)
24 III. Arioso (2.37)
25 IV. Allegro (2.04)
Total time: 69.49

Recorded 28 February – 3 March 2013, Raveningham Church, Norfolk, UK
Produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gál

 

 

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