Das Alte Werk

Händel: Water Music, Organ Concertos

CD
7 Oct 2016

Barcode: 0190295931612

Other participants: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien

DAS ALTE WERK was inaugurated in 1958 with the release of 7" discs of Gregorian chant and music by the medieval French composer Guillaume de Machaut, quickly gaining a reputation for historically informed, high-quality recordings. There soon followed LPs of harpsichord sonatas by Scarlatti, concerti grossi by Handel and partitas for solo violin by Bach. The signing of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen and Jaap Schröder ushered in a new era. The rediscovery of the authentic sound of period instruments, scholarly research into original sources and the obvious delight the label’s pioneering young artists had in their music-making combined to offer the listener new and fascinating musical experiences. As the field of the early music revival shed light on forgotten masterpieces and new paths were explored, DAS ALTE WERK rapidly became the touchstone by which other labels were judged, not least for Harnoncourt and Leonhardt’s epoch-making complete series of Bach’s sacred cantatas.

“Unhesitatingly recommended” Classical.net

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Water Music : Overture : Grave-Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
02 Water Music : Adagio e staccato  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
03 Water Music : (Allegro) - Andante  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
04 Water Music : (Menuet)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
05 Water Music : Air  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
06 Water Music : (Menuet) II  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
07 Water Music : Bourrée  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
08 Water Music : Hornpipe I  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
09 Water Music : (Andante)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
10 Water Music : (Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
11 Handel : Suite in F major HWV348, 'Water Music' : VIII Hornpipe  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Water Music : (Menuet) III  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
13 Water Music : Aria (Bourrée)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
14 Water Music : Lentement (Loure)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
15 Water Music : Air (Bourrée)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
16 Water Music : Menuet  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
17 Water Music : (Air)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
18 Water Music : (Gigue I)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
19 Water Music : (Gigue II)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
20 Water Music : Coro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
21 Handel : Organ Concerto No.15 in D minor HWV304 : I Andante  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel : Organ Concerto No.15 in D minor HWV304 : II Adagio - Organo ad libitum, e poi una Fuga allegro ad libitum  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Handel : Organ Concerto No.15 in D minor HWV304 : III Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel : Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" : I Larghetto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel : Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" : II Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel : Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" : III Organo ad libitum  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
27 Handel : Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" : IV Larghetto  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
28 Handel : Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" : V Allegro  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 


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