Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz - Handel: Concerti a due cori (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:33 minutes | 927 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Handel’s focus in his three Concerti a due cori was on lively rhythms, arresting dialogue and vibrant colours, so his slow movements take something of a back seat, except here where he returned to Esther for a long, lilting siciliana in which the reedy oboes add a poignant edge to the movement’s lingering minor-key melancholy. This prepares the way perfectly for the finest movement of the work, which proudly revives a ground bass Handel had first used in his Birthday Ode for Queen Anne in 1713.