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Chaconne in G major, HWV435
composer
published as No 2 of a set of nine suites by John Walsh around 1733; with 21 variations

Recordings
'Handel & Haydn: Angela Hewitt plays Handel & Haydn' (CDA67736)
Handel & Haydn: Angela Hewitt plays Handel & Haydn
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'Edwin Fischer – The First Beethoven Sonata Recordings' (APR5502)
Edwin Fischer – The First Beethoven Sonata Recordings
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'Handel: The Eight Great Suites' (CDA68041/2)
Handel: The Eight Great Suites
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Details
Track 1 on CDA67736 [7'28]
Track 24 on CDA68041/2 CD2 [11'11] 2CDs
Track 4 on APR5502 [6'10] Download only

Chaconne in G major, HWV435
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The Chaconne in G major with twenty-one variations was published as ‘Suite No 2’ in the 1733 collection. This magnificent piece is Handel at his most Gallic, with shades of the clavecinistes—Rameau, Couperin—in the elaborately ornamented Sarabande theme and several of the variations. In time-honoured fashion, the figuration grows increasingly animated during the early variations. Variations 9 to 16 are in G minor, beginning with a tender contrapuntal meditation on the theme—one of Handel’s most poetic keyboard inventions. By the time the major key re-emerges in variation 17, Handelian virtuosity is again in full spate. We can imagine the composer playing this Chaconne on his colourful two-manual Ruckers harpsichord at home in Brook Street, to the astonished delight of privileged visitors.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2014

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Details for CDA68041/2 disc 2 track 24
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-04224
Duration
11'11
Recording date
24 April 2013
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Handel: The Eight Great Suites (CDA68041/2)
    Disc 2 Track 24
    Release date: May 2014
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