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La Barre and other musicians (c1710). Robert Tournières (ascribed to) (1667-1752)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
Track(s) taken from CDS44411/3
Recording details: December 1994
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1995
Total duration: 6 minutes 8 seconds

'Here is all the 'Op 1' you could ever want, in performances which, in the present state of the art, I cannot see beaten' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'This set gives authoritative readings, impeccable in style, dependable in text' (Gramophone)

'The performances in this attractive set are further distinguished by an interpretive sponaneity that invariably brings the music to life' (BBC Music Magazine)

'How much marvellous invention there is in these sonatas. The whole set is in fact a splendid achievement which is strongly recommended to all Handelians' (Fanfare, USA)

'Simplemente delicioso' (Scherzo, Spain)

Oboe Sonata in C minor, HWV366
composer
1711/2; Op 1 No 8

Largo  [1'56]
Allegro  [1'39]
Adagio  [1'37]

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Alexandra Bellamy (oboe), The King's Consort
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The autograph of the Oboe Sonata in C minor HWV366 is written on paper similar to fragments of Handel’s debut London opera Rinaldo, and is the only one of the three oboe sonatas published during Handel’s lifetime, as ‘Opus 1 number 8’.

from notes by David Vickers © 2007


Other albums featuring this work
'Handel: German Arias' (CDA67627)
Handel: German Arias

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