George Friedrich Handel: Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Al Ayre Espanol & Eduardo Lopez Banzo

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Classical, Chamber Music
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Challenge Classics
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April 12, 2019

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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 386?391) and another seven printed in 1739 as Op. 5 (HWV 396?402). 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

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Key Value
Catalogue number CC72797
Barcode 0608917279726
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

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