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Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 17, 2016
Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]

Handel - Organ Concertos op. 4 (Bob van Asperen) [1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 324.57 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin Veritas | Catalog Number: 7243 5 45174 2 6

Handel’s successful blend of new composition and arrangements of existing pieces in his Op. 4 organ concertos is winningly conveyed by this excellent recording. Van Asperen’s stylish playing and appropriate registration, aided by sensitive orchestral support, emphasise this music’s startling diversity. No. 1’s improvisatory organ solos; the expressive contrast between violin and cello concertino and organ in No. 3, and the enchanting atmosphere of the more delicately scored No. 6 are notable highlights.
– Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine
Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 7; Haydn Joseph - Organ Concertos in C (Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Warchal; Sokol, Klinda) (1996)

Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 7; Haydn Joseph - Organ Concertos in C (Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Warchal; Sokol, Klinda) (1995)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 674.74 MB
Label: Prestige Classics | TT: 55'39" / 76'09"

George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712) as a naturalized British subject in 1727. By then he was strongly influenced by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 (Simon Lindley, Bradley Creswick) [1997]

Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4 (Simon Lindley, Bradley Creswick) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 322.34 MB
Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8.553835 | Filesonic, Wupload, Fileserve

Though not as popular as his Concerti Grossi, Handel's Organ Concertos have been fair game for recording artists in recent years. They are not terribly well known but they attract readily when heard. As most Handel watchers know, there are three sets of Organ Concertos, only one of which - Opus 4 - was published in the composer's lifetime. It is not unusual for record labels to pick and choose a selection of the most obviously showy or ear-friendly ones. There is nothing wrong with this, since these pieces were produced to act as interludes in Oratorios rather than to be played in sequence. Nevertheless, and not least because this set represents about the only thing that could just about pass muster for 'authenticity' in the genre, it is good to have a 67 minute CD of the six Opus 4 works - in G Minor, B Flat, G minor again, F, F again, and B flat…

Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 4  

Posted by First Amendment at March 30, 2011
Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 4

Handel - Organ Concertos Op. 4
EAC | Tracks | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers | RAR 361 MB
CD | Classical | 2008 | Passacaille | Playing Time: 72'11"

The performance by Lorenzo Ghielmi (professor of organ at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis) and his Italian band La Divina Armonia is consistently delightful and his playing sparkles with vitality and character's counterparts. The resonant sound makes the small band sound much bigger than it really is, and Ghielmi's organ sounds much like a "church" organ. David Vickers (Gramophone)
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos, opp. 4 & 7 - Tachezi/CMW/Harnoncourt (Repost)

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos, opp. 4 & 7
Classical, Baroque | 2 CD | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Scans | 704 MB | RS | TT: 70:55, 77:52
Recorded: Feb. 1975, Casino Zögernitz, Vienna | Released: 2007 | ADD | Label: Apex 256469985
Herbert Tachezi - organ | Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Surprising as it may seem, these very distinguished accounts of the Handel Organ Concertos Op. 4 and Op. 7 are now more than 25 years old–yet they've more than stood the test of time, and indeed are still virtually unrivalled. Herbert Tachezi's performances always are fascinating to hear anew: note for example how he constantly stimulates interest with delightful ornamentation of melody lines, and the way he approaches caesuras in the texts with proper attention paid to their structural and harmonic settings. […] Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Vienna Concentus Musicus plays superbly, with a deftness of touch and technical clarity that perfectly suits the music. (Michael Jameson, classicstoday.com)

G.F.Handel - Organ Concertos Op.7  

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Sept. 6, 2009
G.F.Handel - Organ Concertos Op.7

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.7 - Egarr
2 CDs | Total Time 63'10'' + 64'25'' | FLAC (tracks) + CUE | NO LOG | covers | 594 Mb in 13 RARs

Handel - Organ Concertos - Nicholson, c Goodman  

Posted by BachRadio at July 26, 2009
Handel - Organ Concertos - Nicholson, c Goodman

Handel - Organ Concertos - Nicholson, c Goodman
Baroque | Eac, flac, single files, no cue | no log, covers | 2 CD, 720 MB
released June 14, 2005 | Hyperion | Rapidshare


Georg Frederick Handel's organ concertos are among those works which, despite their widespread popularity, have remained in some respects unknown: for one thing they have often been misunderstood by audiences from Handel's time right down to the present day, and for another, in the absence of critical study of the original sources, some of them have come down to us considerably corrupted.

The Hamburg musical writer Johann Mattheson described Handel as the greatest organist of his time, comparable only with Johann Sebastian Bach. It is, therefore, all the more surprising that Handel was 49 before he wrote his first major works for organ, that no organ fugues, chorale preludes or other organ music in any of the traditional forms can be found among his works, and that his complete oeuvre of organ music consists of concertos which look at first sight as though they had been intended for the harpsichord.

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Opus 4 & Opus 7  Music

Posted by seventoes at Jan. 27, 2007
George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Opus 4 & Opus 7

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Opus 4 & Opus 7
2CD | APE + CUE + cover | CD1: 70'53'' - CD2: 77'50'' | Classical
Original Recording Februari 1975 at Casino Zögernitz - Vienna - Digital mastered 1993
George Frideric Handel - Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr - Organ Concertos Op.4 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.4
Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 299 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 807446 | Country/Year: US 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ

…Even if you have other recordings of Op.4, including the beautifully restored Chorzempa/Schroeder set, this winningly idiomatic and novel account is highly desirable, in both the loving musicianship and its glowing sonic portrait.
George Frideric Handel - Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr - Organ Concertos Op.4 (2008) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

George Frideric Handel - Organ Concertos Op.4
Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,38 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,15 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Multichannel FLAC: 2,77 GB
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMU 807446 | Country/Year: US 2008 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Organ

…Even if you have other recordings of Op.4, including the beautifully restored Chorzempa/Schroeder set, this winningly idiomatic and novel account is highly desirable, in both the loving musicianship and its glowing sonic portrait.