Handel - Water Music, Organ Concertos | Warner - Das Alte Werk 9029593161

Handel - Water Music, Organ Concertos

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Label: Warner - Das Alte Werk

Cat No: 9029593161

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 7th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Herbert Tachezi (organ)
Concentus musicus Wien

Conductor

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Organ Concerto in D minor, HWV304
Organ Concerto in F major, HWV295 'The cuckoo and the nightingale'
Water Music

Artists

Herbert Tachezi (organ)
Concentus musicus Wien

Conductor

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

About

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.

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