Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, Alfredo Bernardini - Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:53 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Amadeus | Catalog: AM 221-2
Despite the use of period instruments, including some fine blaring natural horns, this couldn't be called a historically informed performance of Handel's Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351. The work was not composed for a pleasant onboard afternoon musicale like the Water Music, but instead was part of an event that would have been one of the top items on CNN Headline News for 1749: the celebration of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, brokered by King George II.