Händel, Van Wassenaer: Concerti grossi & 6 Concerti Armonici

Händel, Van Wassenaer: Concerti grossi & 6 Concerti Armonici

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Georg Friedrich Händel, Wilhelm van Wassenaer

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Handel wrote his Corelli-inspired concerti grossi in 1739. He adopted the existing form for the genre, but achieved a new range of expression within it. Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer was a Dutch nobleman whose Concerti armonici of 1740 were long attributed to Pergolesi. (Indeed, Stravinsky quot