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  Harmonia Mundi - http://www.harmoniamundi.com/
Serial:
  HMU 807447/48 (2 discs)
Title:
  Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 7 - Egarr
Description:
  Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 7, Chaconne in F major HWV 485, Fugue in G minor HWV 605, Chaconne in G major HWV 442, Organ Concerto in F major "Cuckoo & the Nightingale" (Concerto No. 13) HWV 295

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr (conductor)
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Genre:
  Classical
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  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
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Review by JJ December 9, 2009 (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
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For Handel, the organ was not one of his most favorite instruments, for as rightly underlines Michel Roubinet, “Besides the four concertos for organ and orchestra, he only composed specifically for the organ just one group of six fugues: that is very little for a composer who was particularly prolific and had had a solid education as an organist. Furthermore, the craftsmanship of the English organ was still far from that that had been attained on the continent, and most notably in his native Germany (the pedal would appear in England relatively late, first with coupled pedal, then much later played independently): the instrument at his disposal in his time must have seemed very insufficient.” Published in 1761, after the composer’s death, Opus 7 is here interpreted with a chamber organ. For the rest, the “Chaconnes” in F major HWV 485 and in G major HWV 442, as well as the “Fugue in G minor HWV 264 are played on the harpsichord. Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music repeat their performance of Opus 4 (see Opus HD N°40), and once again conjure us by an inventive and penetrating approach, wherein the music resonates as it does rarely in these works. Here is high quality wine that the multicanal perfectly transcends both musically and sonically.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 10  

George Frideric Handel - Chaconne in F major, HWV 485
George Frideric Handel - Chaconne in G major, HWV 442
George Frideric Handel - Fugue in G minor, HWV 605
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in A major, HWV 307 (Op. 7 No. 2) "No. 8"
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 306 (Op. 7 No. 1) "No. 7"
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 308 (Op. 7 No. 3) "No. 9"
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 311 (Op. 7 No. 6) "No. 12"
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in D minor, HWV 309 (Op. 7 No, 4) "No. 10"
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295 "No. 13" (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale)
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV 310 (Op. 7 No. 5) "No. 11"