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HANDEL, G.F.: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (Aradia Ensemble, Mallon)

Composer(s):Handel, George Frideric
Artist(s) Mallon, Kevin, Conductor • Aradia Ensemble, Ensemble
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.557358-60
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 23.99
 

 
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USD 20.97
 

 


Handel’s Concerti Grossi contain some of the finest orchestral music of the eighteenth century. The Op 6 collection brims with a wealth of variety, colour, and dance rhythms—Polish and Pastoral dances, courtly and fast ones—and Handel’s customary self-borrowings and indeed borrowings from other composers. The combination of full orchestra with a concertino solo group of two violins and cello allows both breadth and intimacy, producing concertos in the fullest sense. On this recording Kevin Mallon incorporates the later oboe parts for Concertos Nos 1, 2, 5 and 6, using them as a model for most of the other concertos. When the oboes are silent, flutes or recorders are added, in line with eighteenth-century practice.


   




Review By Phil Muse,Audio Video Club of Atlanta,August 2013

There are a lot of choice beauties throughout the Opus 6 set.

…utterly charming is the way Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble approach every single one of these concertos. For the naturalness and spontaneity that come through in these performances are the last, best attainments of the musical artist. © 2013 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



Review By Christophe Huss,Le Devoir,April 2013

Deux nouvelles versions du fameux Opus 6 de Haendel pour une fascinante mise en perspective. Les premières différences évidentes sont le diapason (plus bas et d’époque chez Mallon) et le fait qu’Aradia utilise la version avec hautbois des Concertos nos 1, 2, 5 et 6 et applique ce modèle sonore aux autres concertos, ce qui donne une couleur plus boisée à l’ensemble. Mais l’étonnante constatation est que nous avons là, face à face, un orchestre baroque (les Torontois d’Aradia) qui approche les concertos grosso avec le confort rassurant de Marriner et l’Academy of Martin in the Fields et un ensemble sur instruments modernes (Combattimento Consort) qui entre dans la musique avec

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Review By Christophe Huss,Le Devoir,April 2013

Deux nouvelles versions du fameux Opus 6 de Haendel pour une fascinante mise en perspective. Les premières différences évidentes sont le diapason (plus bas et d’époque chez Mallon) et le fait qu’Aradia utilise la version avec hautbois des Concertos nos 1, 2, 5 et 6 et applique ce modèle sonore aux autres concertos, ce qui donne une couleur plus boisée à l’ensemble. Mais l’étonnante constatation est que nous avons là, face à face, un orchestre baroque (les Torontois d’Aradia) qui approche les concertos grosso avec le confort rassurant de Marriner et l’Academy of Martin in the Fields et un ensemble sur instruments modernes (Combattimento Consort) qui entre dans la musique avec

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