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HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites, Vol. 2 (Rowland)

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2013

Originally recorded in 2013


Gilbert Rowland


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Total Time - 135:48
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HANDEL, G.F.: Keyboard Suites, Vol. 2 (Rowland)




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Keyboard Suite No. 7 (Set I) in G minor, HWV 432

1 I. Overture: Largo - Presto - Lentement 6:06
2 II. Andante 4:23
3 III. Allegro 4:18
4 IV. Sarabande 4:18
5 V. Gigue 1:38
6 VI. Passacaille 5:01

Keyboard Suite No. 4 (Set II) in D minor, HWV 437

7 I. Prelude 1:02
8 II. Allemande 3:24
9 III. Courante 2:17
10 IV. Sarabande con variazioni 4:35
11 V. Gigue I 0:58
12 VI. Sonatina (Gigue II) 1:40

Keyboard Suite No. 2 (Set I) in F major, HWV 427

13 I. Adagio 2:45
14 II. Allegro 2:46
15 III. Adagio 1:29
16 IV. Allegro 2:32

Keyboard Suite No. 6 (Set I) in F sharp minor, HWV 431

17 I. Prelude 2:11
18 II. Largo 2:02
19 III. Allegro 3:06
20 IV. Gigue 3:23

Keyboard Suite No. 1 in B flat major, HWV 434

21 I. Prelude 2:17
22 II. Sonata 2:03
23 III. Aria con variazioni 4:43

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Harpsichord Suite in G major, HWV 450

1 I. Preludio 2:14
2 II. Allemande 3:17
3 III. Courante 2:05
4 IV. Sarabande 3:43
5 V. Gigue 0:59
6 VI. Menuet 1:29

Suite in C minor, HWV 444

7 I. Prelude 0:47
8 II. Allemande 4:55
9 III. Courante 2:10
10 IV. Gavotte 1:11
11 V. Menuet 1:11

Keyboard Suite No. 8 (Set I) in F minor, HWV 433

12 I. Prelude: Adagio 2:18
13 II. Allegro 2:44
14 III. Allemande 3:48
15 IV. Courante 2:32
16 V. Gigue 2:56

Keyboard Suite No. 3 (Set II) in D minor, HWV 436

17 I. Allemande 4:24
18 II. Allegro 1:36
19 III. Air: Lentement 2:22
20 IV. Gigue: Presto 2:14
21 V. Menuetto - Variations 1-3 5:41

Chaconne in G major, HWV 435

 Gilbert Rowland Soloist

Acknowledged without reservation as the greatest composer working in England in the 18th century, Georg Frideric Handel is revered worldwide as a master composer. His Harpsichord Suites are among the finest instrumental works of the period, we are privileged to present exquisite performances by Gilbert Rowland, one of Europe’s foremost harpsichordists. 

 "... this is a recording  that will delight lovers of Handel, and this CD should be purchased by anyone wanting an overview of Handel’s keyboard music."

Douglas Hollick - The Consort (The Journal of the Dolmetsch Foundation, Vol 70) - Summer 2014

“... A fine instrument, with silvery, bell-like timbres in the upper register and a richly sonorous bass. Rowland’s changes of registration for repeats are judicious and tasteful, revealing fully the beauties of his instrument. A highly satisfying version of Handel’s Suites… as the final notes die away, one is simply left with a strong temptation to shout “Bravo!”. 

Brian Robins - Harpsichord & Fortepiano 

"... The playing is exciting and eloquent throughout, and Rowland thoroighly understands the subtle effectiveness of Handel’s panache..."

Robert Anderson - Daily Classical Music

“The sound is robust and powerful, and Rowland uses every inch of the keyboards, generally with bright and decisive attack.The articulation and ornamentation in particular are precise and clear. I found much to admire in the robust performances and sometimes sensitive interpretations. In short this is a worthy sequel.” 
Bertil van Boer - Fanfare

“ It is impossible to praise this new release too highly. Fabulous playing.The combination of Handel, Gilbert Rowland, Wooderson’s fine harpsichord, the recording venue at Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire and the recording engineer John Taylor is unbeatable providing, as it does, a collection of these wonderful suites that I will return to again and again.” 
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