Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3

G.F. Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 3/Sonata a 5 [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)

G.F. Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 3/Sonata a 5 [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: 3.5 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 34 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: HMU 807415 | Direction: Richard Egarr, Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music

Handel’s Op 3 Concerti grossi was his first published set of concertos, although scholars have regarded the level of his personal involvement in John Walsh’s 1734 edition with suspicion. Richard Egarr suggests that Handel might have had more of a hand in the compilation of Op 3 than hitherto identified. Fresh speculation is a healthy opportunity to reconsider matters but the truly significant aspect of this recording is the new attention brought to Handel’s charming music.

G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Concerto Doppio  

Posted by Bibixy at Jan. 30, 2012
G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Concerto Doppio

G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Concerto Doppio
Sony | 2011 | 1 RAR | 99Mb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks, Covers

The Concerti Grossi Opus 3 by George Frideric Handel are probably the most famous and most frequently performed work of the composer. And although these pieces are so often presented, the ensemble Silete Venti! conducted by Corrado Rovaris, develope from the six Concerti something unique thanx to their Italian heritage.
The record is supplemented with a world premiere recording of the Concerto doppio "di Signore Handel" in G minor.
George Frideric Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 3, Nos. 1-6 (2001)

George Frideric Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 3, Nos. 1-6
Northern Sinfonia / Bradley Creswick
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 245 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naxos # 8.553457 | Country/Year: Europe 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Bradley Creswick and his colleagues offer straightforward and vital modern instrument readings of these delightful gems… If your preference is modern instruments, there is no reason to pay more than the Naxos price, especially if you're interested in a bright and jaunty interpretation that is also well recorded.

G.F.Handel - Concerti grossi Op.3, Sonata a 5  

Posted by Bibixy at March 28, 2008
G.F.Handel - Concerti grossi Op.3, Sonata a 5

G.F.Handel - Concerti grossi Op.3, Sonata a 5
26 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | RAR 100Mb

G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Op.6  

Posted by Bibixy at Nov. 3, 2007
G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Op.6

G.F.Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & Op.6
93 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | 4 RAR files (370Mb)
Handel - Academy of Ancient Music - Concerti Grossi, Op. 3, Sonata a 5 (2007)

G.F. Handel - Concerti grossi, Op. 3, Sonata a 5
Academy Of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 336 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 907415 | Country/Year: Europe 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…and the whole production is superbly engineered and presented with Harmonia Mundi's usual care for every detail of production. It doesn't get any better.
George Frideric Handel - English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Concerti Grossi Op.3 (1981, ReIssue 2002)

George Frideric Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3
English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 322 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Apex, Erato # 0927 48682 2 | Country/Year: UK 2002, 1981
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…But what stands out is the overall sound, the brightness and energy of the ensemble, the often rapid yet appropriate tempi. All that depends on a conductor who truly understands the music. This memorable recording is a must for lovers of Handel’s instrumental music. This bargain re-release makes it even more attractive - this is a disc to snap up right away.
Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.6, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) (2002)

Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.6, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) (2002)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1,05 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog N.: 471 758-2 | TT: 229:00

Handel’s two sets of concerti grossi have been mainstays of the Baroque orchestral repertoire for many years and therefore have been embraced by ensembles around the world. They are among the few remaining examples of concertos composed early in his career. The dozen concertos of Handel’s op. 6 have eclipsed the half-dozen of op. 3 in popularity. The purpose of the set was twofold: to serve as interval music in his operas and oratorios, and—via their publication—to ensure dissemination to the various concerto societies and venues of London. Handel solicits comparison to the Corellian model by titling the set Twelve Grand Concertos and by making use of a concertino of two violins, cello, and continuo, a combination that was extremely popular at the time.
Georg Friedrich Handel - Water & Fireworks Music • Concerti grossi op.3 - Hans-Martin Linde, Linde Consort

Georg Friedrich Händel - Water & Fireworks Music • Concerti grossi op.3 - Hans-Martin Linde, Linde Consort, Cappella Coloniensis
Baroque | flac - cue - log | EAC rip | Covers & booklet (HQ) | 2 CD | 493 MB
Virgin Classics 5.61656.2 | DDD | 1999 | Fsonic + Fserve

The Water Music is divided into three suites which are clearly differentiated by their tonality and instrumentation. The pieces with the lighter, more delicate instrumentation would certainly have been played indoors while the pieces with wind demanded double forces of woodwind and made their fullest effect in the open air. Handel’s other great al fresco work, the Music for the Royal Fireworks, was composed to commemorate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748. Opus 3 is, in its splendid and resourceful way, music of forceful originality and bold contours, and is derived from many varied sources - opera, anthem, Passion, even Corelli.
I Solisti Italiani: Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 10 (1989) [2010, Japan HQCD, COCQ-84756] New Rip

I Solisti Italiani: Händel - Concerti Grossi Op. 6, Nos. 1, 2, 6, 7, 10 (1989)
Classical | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Columbia, COCQ-84756 | ~ 434 or 184 Mb | Scans (JPG) Included

I Solisti Italiani is a chamber string orchestra consisting of about 12 players, known particularly for their spirited readings of works from the Baroque and Classical periods. They have performed and recorded much Vivaldi over the years and have devoted nearly as much effort to the works of Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Rossini…