Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans Handel : Concerti a due cori

Handel : Concerti a due cori

Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Müllejans

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Released on February 9, 2018 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Freiburger Barockorchester

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music

Distinctions: 5 étoiles de Classica (March 2018)

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    Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 334 (Georg Friedrich Händel)
  1. 1 I. Ouverture

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  2. 2 II. Allegro

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  3. 3 III. Allegro ma non troppo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  4. 4 IV. Adagio

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  5. 5 V. Andante larghetto

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  6. 6 VI. Allegro

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  7. Concerto a due cori in B-Flat Major, HWV 332
  8. 7 I. Ouverture

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  9. 8 II. Allegro ma non troppo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  10. 9 III. Allegro

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  11. 10 IV. Largo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  12. 11 V. A tempo ordinario

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  13. 12 VI. Alle breve moderato

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  14. 13 VII. Minuet

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  15. Concerto a due cori in F Major, HWV 333
  16. 14 I. Pomposo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  17. 15 II. Allegro

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  18. 16 III. A tempo giusto

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  19. 17 IV. Largo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  20. 18 V. Allegro ma non troppo

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  21. 19 VI. A tempo ordinario

    Freiburger Barockorchester - Gottfried von der Goltz & Petra Müllejans, Concertmeister & Violin - Georg Friedrich Händel, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

About

It was for the occasion of the Covent Garden premiere of his oratorio Joshua in 1748, that Handel composed – or rather arranged – the first of his three Concerti a due cori (« Cori » does not mean here a vocal group, but two instrumental groups – two oboes, two horns, and one bassoon each, a total of ten soloists – answering to each other on the playing grounds provided by the strings), namely the HWV 332. At that time, it was customary to lighten up performances of the largest compositions, especially oratorios, with a sprinkling of instrumental pieces. But as Handel was a busy man and a businessman, and producing so much music so fast was no easy feat. This accounts for the fact that so many of his instrumental pieces are in fact recyclings – transcriptions, reorchestrations, transcriptions, according to what was available and requested – of earlier works, mostly his own, sometimes that of fellow composers – who would not necessarily be informed of the pillage. In the case of Concerto a due cori No. 1, Handel plundered a handful of his own operas and oratorios.

The second of Handel's Concerti a due cori, HWV 333, written around the beginning of 1747, was premiered at Covent Garden in 1748 as part of a huge musical banquet, the main course of which was the brand new oratorio Alexander Balus. Here, the composer drew from some of his own English oratorios: Esther and Messiah, the latter still quite unknown. The wind groups take over melodic lines given to singers in the original choral versions of the adapted music. The third Concerto, HWV 334, contains mostly brand new music – yes! – even though the first movement is reworked in part from Handel's so-called Fitzwilliam Overture, for two clarinets and horn, while the concluding Allegro, with its brilliant and difficult horn writing, is a rewrite of a hunting aria from his own opera Partenope. For this recording, the Freiburger Barockorchester has added a twist: each soloist group is accompanied by its own string ensemble, thus creating a higly energetic stereo effect. One orchestra is conducted (from the violin) by Gottfried von der Goltz, the other – also from the Konzertmeister position – by Petra Müllejans. © SM/Qobuz

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Recorded October 2014, Teldex Studio Berlin (Germany)

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