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.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (1995)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (1995)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:54 | 330 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901507

Released in 1995, this Harmonia Mundi CD of five of Handel's Concerti grossi, Op. 6, is an absolute bargain and highly recommended to any lover of great music. Considering William Christie and Les Arts Florissants are among the most brilliant interpreters of Handel, that these gorgeous works afforded them an ideal platform for their talents, and that Harmonia Mundi provided the best possible engineering to capture their glorious sound, this album is an embarrassment of riches not to be missed.
The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)

The English Concert, Trevor Pinnok - Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 5-8 (1982)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:35 | 342 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 410898

Handel's Concerti Grossi opus 6 must surely be ranked as some of the greatest orchestral music ever composed. Probably penned in or around 1739, the pieces were developed to serve as orchestral "interludes" for other operatic or oratorio performances. To listen to them, however, is to tempt us not believe that this could possibly be the case: the Concerti Grossi opus 6 works are without doubt among the pinnacle of Baroque composition. After listening to these, we are left with a distinct sadness that Handel did not turn his attention more to this genre, as his masterful treatment in the opus 6 shows us his true genius.