Handel - Concerti Grossi Opus 6 - Pavlo Beznosiuk - 2010 (3 SACD-R, ISO)

Handel – Concerti Grossi Opus 6 – Pavlo Beznosiuk – 2010 (3 SACD-R, ISO)

Composer: George Frideric Handel
Orchestra: The Avison Ensemble
Conductor: Pavlo Beznosi
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 3 SACD-R
Format: ISO
Bit Depth: 64 (2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 5.0, 2.0
Label: Linn Records
Size: 9.11 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: rapidgator

G.F. Handel – Concerti Grossi Opus 6
The Avison Ensemble / Pavlo Beznosiuk

Disc 1

Opus 6 No. 1 in G Major

01. A Tempo Giusto
02. Allegro
03. Adagio
04. Allegro
05. Allegro

Opus 6 No. 2 in F Major

06. Andante Larghetto
07. Allegro
08. Largo
09. Allegro, ma non troppo

Opus 6 No. 3 in E Minor

10. Larghetto Affettuoso
11. II Andante
12. III Allegro
13. IV Polonaise: Andante
14. Allegro, ma non troppo

Opus 6 No. 4 in A Minor

15. I Larghetto affettuoso
16. II Allegro
17. III Largo, e piano
18. IV Allegro

Opus 6 No. 5 in D Major

19. No Marking
20. Allegro
21. Presto
22. Largo
23. Allegro
24. Menuet

Disc 2

Opus 6 No. 6 in G Minor

01. Larghetto e affetuoso
02. Allegro, ma non troppo
03. Musette: Larghetto
04. Allegro
05. Allegro

Opus 6 No. 7 in B-flat Major

06. Largo
07. Allegro
08. Largo, e piano
09. Andante
10. Hornpipe

Opus 6 No. 8 in C Minor

11. Allemande
12. Grave
13. Andante allegro
14. Adagio
15. Siciliana
16. Allegro

Opus 6 No. 9 in F Major

17. Largo
18. Allegro
19. Larghetto
20. Allegro
21. Menuet
22. Gigue

Disc 3

Opus 6 No.10 in D Minor

01. Ouverture
02. Allegro
03. Lento
04. Allegro
05. Allegro
06. Allegro Moderato

Opus 6 No. 11 in A Major

07. Andante larghetto, e staccato
08. Allegro
09. Largo, e staccato
10. Andante
11. Allegro

Opus 6 No. 12 in B Minor

12. Largo
13. Allegro
14. Larghetto, e piano
15. Largo
16. Allegr

The Concerti Grossi Opus 6 by Haendel are the “natural” descendants of a pallet of famous composers, “from the glorious tradition of a Torelli and above all a Corelli, whose Concerti Grossi Opus 6 were first published in Amsterdam in 1714, even if they were first played in Rome in 1682,” explains Marc Vignal, who adds: “In England, the Opus 2 by Albinoni first appeared in 1709, the Opus 3 by Vivaldi no doubt in 1714, the Opus 6 by Corelli in 1715, and the Opus 3 by Geminiani towards 1732. It was perhaps John Walsh himself, who became the Haendel’s principal publisher, who asked him to become of member of this distinguished lineage.” The Avison Ensemble, under the direction of Pavlo Beznosiuk, here offers us no less than a small musical miracle. Indeed, with exemplary cohesion, each and every musician gives his best, and clarity dominates the ensemble with radiance rarely heard. Everything seems to be weightless, ethereal even, all for our pleasure. Here is a landmark SACD, sumptuously recorded, that one should not hesitate to acquire.

The Avison Ensemble has for several years been charming our ears with recordings of music by the Newcastle composer from whim it takes its name. Now it turns it attention to one of the greatest of all concerto sets, Handel’s Opus 6. The spontaneity, variety and fluency of ideas are endlessly diverting and full of humour, wit and Handelian tenderness. Violinist and director, Pavlo Beznosiuk avoids anything in the nature of exaggerated gesture, preferring to capitalise upon the natural spaciousness and inherent grace of the music. If, on occasion he just fails to realise the sheer exuberance of some competitors then there is generous compensation in the ensemble’s intuitive grasp of elegant phrasing and breadth of contour. Handel’s expressive language developed through his experience in the theatre, and the range is both extended and vivid in contrast. The Avison Ensemble responds to it with affective warmth and communicative amiability. A satisfying set, pleasingly recorded.




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