Handel: The Recorder Sonatas (CD)

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ACC24353
Artist:
Stefan Temmingh, Wiebke Weidanz

The Six Recorder Sonatas by George Frideric Handel are a compendium of the recorder original literature, and have an exceptional position because of their beauty. They’re typically Handelian in character, in that the upper voice is very vocal, like his operas. The melodies are truly captivating and remarkable for their “simplicity” which demands far more virtuosity than simply moving the fingers quickly.

The striving of Stefan Temmingh, one of Germanys most renown recorder player of the younger generation, is to come as close as possible to the greatest of all instruments – the human voice.

The bass line makes an equal counterpart to the recorder part; it’s opulent, virtuosic and full of variety – much more than in comparable pieces. It’s executed without cello only by harpsichord, performed in an outstanding way by Wiebke Weidanz.

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Tracklisting:

1. Prelude in G Major HWV 571
2. Sonata in C major HWV 365: Larghetto
3. Sonata in C major HWV 365: Allegro
4. Sonata in C major HWV 365: Larghetto
5. Sonata in C major HWV 365: Tempo di Gavotta
6. Sonata in C major HWV 365: Allegro
7. Flourish
8. Sonata in F major HWV 369: Grave
9. Sonata in F major HWV 369: Allegro
10. Sonata in F major HWV 369: Alla Siciliana
11. Sonata in F major HWV 369: Allegro
12. Prelude in G minor HWV 572
13. Sonata in G minor HWV 360: Larghetto
14. Sonata in G minor HWV 360: Andante
15. Sonata in G minor HWV 360: Adagio
16. Sonata in G minor HWV 360: Presto
17. Fantaisie No. 1 in B flat major
18. Sonata in B flat major HWV 377: (Allegro)
19. Sonata in B flat major HWV 377: Adagio
20. Sonata in B flat major HWV 377: Allegro
21. Prelude in A minor HWV 576
22. Sonata in A minor HWV 362: Larghetto
23. Sonata in A minor HWV 362: Allegro
24. Sonata in A minor HWV 362: Adagio
25. Sonata in A minor HWV 362: Allegro
26. Prelude in B minor ZN 773
27. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: Largo
28. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: Vivace
29. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: Furioso
30. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: Adagio
31. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: Andante
33. Sonata in B minor HWV 367: A Tempo di Menuet