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

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

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Gilbert Rowland

Soloist

Record Label
Divine Art

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

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

     
 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

     


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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
     
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Chaconne in G major, HWV 435

12:15
     
 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. 

"... 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.” 
 
‘The Classical Reviewer’



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