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Concerto No 1 in C major
A manuscript of this work in a solo harpsichord arrangement evidently preserves it in an early version. In the printed version Arne modernized the first movement by making the first section less like a French overture, removing its characteristic repeat in the process, and added the Andante, a large-scale galant movement similar in style to Haydn’s early harpsichord concertos. The Allegro fugue, now third, originally came second. The last movement, a minuet with variations, is conventional enough until the end, when horns, trumpets and timpani are suddenly and unexpectedly unleashed; their parts were printed in the edition on an extra sheet, and may have been added to the concerto for an occasion when brass players were present for one of Arne’s major choral works.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1991

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Details for CDA66509 track 2
Recording date
28 June 1991
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Gary Cole
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Arne: Six Favourite Concertos (CDA66509)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: February 1992
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Superseded by CDH55251
  2. Arne: Six Favourite Concertos (CDH55251)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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