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George Friedrich Handel: Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
12-04-2019
Barcode:
608917279726
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
CC72797
George Friedrich Handel: Trio Sonatas Op. 2
George Friedrich Handel: Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Description

Al Ayre Espanol, conducted by Eduardo Lopez Banzo, completes the survey of Handel's Trio Sonatas with this innovative recording of Opus 2. An introspective version that is a combination of contained lyricism and explosive fury.

Under the title I vanni occulti, ensemble Al Ayre Espanol, led by maestro Eduardo Lopez Banzo, offers us its personal vision of Handel's Sonatas Op. 2. The phrase comes from the oratorio Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno (The Triumph of Time and Disillusion, 1707). The reference to this aria is not anecdotal, because Sonata No. 1 in this Op. 2 contains references to this music an aspect that, hardly surprisingly, constitutes a characteristic element of the composition technique of the maestro from Halle. Over the course of his life, Handel composed 20 trio sonatas, 12 of which were published in London in two different collections: six sonatas were published in 1733 as Op. 2 (HWV 386391) and another seven printed in 1739 as Op. 5 (HWV 396402). In a disguised allusion to the vanitas allegory and the fleeting passage of time, Al Ayre Espanol presents, just three years after its recording of Op. 5 [Challenge Classics, CC72663], an introspective version of Op. 2, which completes and, at the same time, complements the group's first rendition of Handel's trio sonatas. The two recordings form a single project that offers the listener a passionate and impassioned, southern and Mediterranean version of this exquisite chamber music. This version is marked by the emergence, with particular expressive intensity, of the two aesthetic poles present in the chamber music universe of Handel (and of López Banzo himself): the most contained lyricism combined with the most explosive fury.

Artists: Al Ayre Espanol Alexis Aguado - Violin Kepa Artetxe - Violin Guillermo Turina - Cello Xisco Aguiló - Double bass Eduardo López Banzo - Harpsichord

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 in B Minor, HWV 386 - Andante
  3. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 in B Minor, HWV 386 - Allegro ma non troppo
  4. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 in B Minor, HWV 386 - Largo
  5. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 in B Minor, HWV 386 - Allegro
  6. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in G Minor, HWV 387 - Andante
  7. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in G Minor, HWV 387 - Allegro
  8. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in G Minor, HWV 387 - Largo
  9. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in G Minor, HWV 387 - Allegro
  10. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in B-flat Major, HWV 388 - Andante
  11. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in B-flat Major, HWV 388 - Allegro
  12. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in B-flat Major, HWV 388 - Larghetto
  13. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 3 in B-flat Major, HWV 388 - Allegro
  14. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 4 in F Major, HWV 389 - Larghetto
  15. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 4 in F Major, HWV 389 - Allegro
  16. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 4 in F Major, HWV 389 - Adagio
  17. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 4 in F Major, HWV 389 - Allegro
  18. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 4 in F Major, HWV 389 - Allegro
  19. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 5 in G Minor , HWV 390 - Larghetto
  20. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 5 in G Minor , HWV 390 - Allegro
  21. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 5 in G Minor , HWV 390 - Adagio
  22. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 5 in G Minor , HWV 390 - Allegro
  23. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 6 in G Minor, HWV 391 - Andante
  24. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 6 in G Minor, HWV 391 - Allegro
  25. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 6 in G Minor, HWV 391 - Arioso
  26. Handel: Sonata Op. 2 No. 6 in G Minor, HWV 391 - Allegro
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