Philippe Grisvard - Handel Works for Keyboard (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:36 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Even though Handel's œuvre for solo keyboard is somewhat irregular and less extensive than that of Bach or Domenico Scarlatti, it remains nevertheless immensely fascinating and surprising. In fact, by exploring the various genres (suite, capriccio, fugue, chaconne, …) outside of the famous Walsh collections of Suites (1720 & 1733), we discover the composer's many distinct faces. For his first solo album Philippe Grisvard looks also at composers who played essential roles in the development of Handel's style, such as Zachow, Krieger, Mattheson and Babell and thus draws a vivid and colourful picture of Handel's life.