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Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 6


Op 4 No 6 in B flat major was written as a Harp Concerto. In that guise it was first performed on 19 February 1736 along with the Organ Concerto Op 4 No 1 at the premiere of Alexander’s Feast. Walsh included it in the Op 4 set as an Organ Concerto but it is Handel’s original version with harp that is recorded here.

from notes by Marc Rochester © 1997

L’op.4 no6 en si bémol majeur fut écrit comme un Concerto pour harpe, forme sous laquelle il fut donné pour la première fois le 19 février 1736, en même temps que le Concerto pour orgue op.4 no1, lors de la première d’Alexander’s Feast. Walsh l’inclut dans le corpus de l’op.4 comme concerto pour orgue mais l’œuvre enregistrée ici est la version originale de Hændel, avec harpe.

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

Opus 4 Nr. 6 in B-Dur war als Harfenkonzert komponiert worden. In dieser Besetzung wurde es am 19. Februar 1736 zusätzlich zum Orgelkonzert Opus 4 Nr. 1 bei der Premiere von Alexander’s Feast gespielt. Walsh rechnete es als Orgelkonzert zu den Stücken von Opus 4. In der vorliegenden Aufnahme wurde Händels Originalversion in der Besetzung mit Harfe gespielt.

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


Handel: Organ Concertos
CDD220522CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)


Movement 1: Andante – Allegro
Track 10 on CDD22052 CD2 [6'17] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Larghetto
Track 11 on CDD22052 CD2 [4'05] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Allegro moderato
Track 12 on CDD22052 CD2 [2'41] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22052 disc 2 track 12

Allegro moderato
Recording date
5 June 1996
Recording venue
St Lawrence, Whitchurch, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener & Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Handel: Organ Concertos (CDA67291/2)
    Disc 2 Track 12
    Release date: November 1997
    Deletion date: August 2004
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22052
  2. Handel: Organ Concertos (CDD22052)
    Disc 2 Track 12
    Release date: May 2005
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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