Mr Handel's Dinner (CD)

Harmonia Mundi
Current Stock:
Maurice Steiger, La Cetra

George Frideric Handel & Friends

London in the 1730s - musical life was flourishing around the figure of Handel. The Saxon composer also served as director; at the height of his fame he surrounded himself with the finest London musicians and was joined by many foreign composers to occupy the long breaks between the acts of his oratorios. Their musical interludes accompanied lavish dinners, during which Mr Handel escaped from the pit to indulge his gourmet tendencies.

Maurice Steger, the recorder player and conductor, together with the renowned La Cetra Barockorchester Basel has recorded a gorgeous, very personal and colorful album of solo concerts, ciaccones, small chamber music bijou and orchestral works, which has been beautifully and very varied.

A charming album with Baroque jewels, virtuoso and colorful recorder sounds and lush, velvet orchestral sound has been created.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Handel: Concerto for Treble Recorder in F major
            Dance Suite

Geminiani, F: Concerto per flauto in G Major

Finger: A Ground in D minor for Recorder

Handel: Sonata in A minor for recorder and continuo, HWV362, Op. 1 No. 4
            Passacaille in G Major, HWV 399

Babell: Concerto for descant recorder and Strings in C Op. 3 No. 1

Handel: Trio Sonata, HWV 386a in c minor, Op. 2 No. 1a
            Keyboard Suite, HWV 435 (Chaconne) in G major