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Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 7 No 1


Op 7 No 1 in B flat major was completed on 17 February 1740 and first performed ten days later at the premiere of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The fugal fourth movement is taken from a movement (originally in A major) from the Concerto grosso Op 6 No 11 while the final Bourrée is based on a theme by Gottlieb Muffat whose music Handel made generous use of in his later instrumental music.

from notes by Marc Rochester © 1997

L’op.7 no1 en si bémol majeur, achevé le 17 février 1740, fut interprété pour la première fois dix jours plus tard, lors de la première de L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, à Lincoln’s Inn Fields. La fugue (quatrième mouvement) est extraite d’un mouvement (originellement en la majeur) du Concerto grosso op.6 no11, alors que la Bourrée finale repose sur un thème de Gottlieb Muffat, dont Hændel utilisa largement la musique dans ses dernières pièces instrumentales.

extrait des notes rédigées par Marc Rochester © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Opus 7 Nr. 1 in B-Dur wurde am 17. Februar 1740 vollendet und zehn Tage später bei der Premiere von L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato in Lincoln’s Inn Fields aufgeführt. Die Fuge (vierter Satz) stammt aus einem Satz (ursprünglich in A-Dur) aus dem Concerto grosso Opus 6 Nr. 11, während die Bourrée im Schlußteil auf ein Thema von Gottlieb Muffat zurückgreift, von dessen Musik Händel in seinen späten Instrumentalstücken ausgiebig Gebrauch machte.

aus dem Begleittext von Marc Rochester © 1997
Deutsch: Inge Schneider


Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Studio Master: SIGCD392Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Organ Concertos
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Movement 1: Andante
Movement 2: Adagio
Movement 3: Largo e piano
Movement 4: Allegro
Movement 5: Bourrée: Allegro
Part 1: Andante
Track 11 on SIGCD392 CD2 [9'16] Download only
Part 2: Largo e piano
Track 12 on SIGCD392 CD2 [3'32] Download only
Part 3: Fuga
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Part 4: Adagio
Track 14 on SIGCD392 CD2 [0'31] Download only
Part 5: Bourrée
Track 15 on SIGCD392 CD2 [2'33] Download only

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