Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3

Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3 & 6 [1996/1971]

Handel - Concerti Grossi Op.3 & 6 (Karl Richter) [1996/1971]
Classical | ARCHIV Produktion 0289 453 2492 | TT: 66.31+66.27+64.22+59.51 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 1.31 Gb

Richter actually made a full set of recordings for Handel's Concerti Grossi. The Munich Bach Orchestra, who almost played exclusively for Richter, maintained its essential baroque flur throughout all the pieces, under the impeccable conducting of Richter. The different string sections played as if they were in a chorus, each minute part played in fully melodious and engaging manner, while the ensemble as a whole displayed all the required congeniality and harmoniousness essential of the baroque style. The rhythms are enlivened while contrasts striking, and you will seldom find Handel's works played in such grand style as did Richter and the Munich Bach Orchestra here. (Amazon.com)

George Frideric Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 3, Nos. 1-6 (2001)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Nov. 4, 2012
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 [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 30, 2012
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  Music

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.

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

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)

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

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
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 - 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.
John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [2007]

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloisits, Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Water Music; Concerti grossi Op.3; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Semele [2007]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Total time: 412:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69838-5 | Recorded: 1980-83

John Eliot Gardiner and his period instrument ensemble produce a lovely, smooth sound in these very well played performances, which use Handel's versions for strings and winds. Balances are fine; playing and recording collaborate to produce a treasurable clarity in which every line registers. –Leslie Gerber … Handel's epic oratorio, Israel in Egypt, here in a gripping performance by John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, was a failure during Handel's lifetime. This was perhaps because of its immense variety of compositional techniques and forms. It is a virtual catalog of choral compositional methods, and thus stands outside the genre of 18th-century oratorio as such. Now, of course, it is recognized as what it is, a unique, dazzling work. –Joshua Cody … Although he billed this piece as an oratorio, it's really an opera–the first ever in English, and one of the finest too. Handel's audience wasn't fooled for a minute, and a successful performance needs a dazzling cast of singers, just as in the composer's Italian operas. Good as John Eliot Gardiner's singers are, they don't surpass John Nelson's cast on DG, nor does Gardiner's direction offer much competition. Had the DG not existed this would be perfectly recommendable, but life is cruel, and you deserve the best.
(David Hurwitz)
Pavlo Beznosiuk, Avison Ensemble - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (2010)

Pavlo Beznosiuk, Avison Ensemble - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 912 Mb | Total time: 60:03+59:46+40:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD362 | Recorded: 2008

Handel's unrivaled masterpieces of the concerto grosso form and style–his Twelve Grand Concertos, in seven parts, for four violins, a tenor, a violoncello, with a thorough-bass for the harpsichord–here receive their finest recording to date, with performances that leave all others–both period- and modern-instrument versions–in their wake. For obvious reasons these 12 concertos have remained popular since their publication in 1740: the irresistibly congenial tunes and engaging rhythms, the free-spirited fugues, endearing Largos and Adagios, and overall vivacious writing for all instruments elicits correspondingly high-spirited responses from anyone within earshot of these unrelentingly entertaining works.