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Handel: The Complete Sonatas for Recorder [Import]

George Frederick Handel , Marion Verbruggen , Ton Koopman , Jaap Ter Linden Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Performer: Marion Verbruggen, Ton Koopman, Jaap Ter Linden
  • Composer: George Frederick Handel
  • Audio CD (November 21, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B0000007EW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,722 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: I. Larghetto
2. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: II. Allegro
3. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: III. Siciliana
4. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: IV. Allegro
5. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: I. Larghetto
6. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: II. Allegro
7. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: III. Adagio
8. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: IV. Allegro
9. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: I. Larghetto
10. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: II. Andante
11. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: III. Adagio
12. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: IV. Presto
13. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: I. Larghetto
14. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: II. Allegro
15. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: III. Larghetto
16. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: IV. Tempo di gavotti
17. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: V. Allegro
18. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: I. Largo
19. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: II. Vivace
20. The Complete Sonatas For Recorder: III. Presto
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If only for his melodic genius, Handel would have been forever acknowledged as one of history's greatest composers. These delightful sonatas for recorder provide abundant evidence to support that claim, and Marion Verbruggen's warm, resonant recorder and brilliant flute prove the perfect partners for bringing these rarely heard pieces to life. --David Vernier

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best recording yet of these sonatas December 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
While in person Marion Verbruggen gives off the wild energy of someone whose finger is perpetually stuck in an electrical socket, her recordings invariably show off her consummate taste and musical judgement. This CD is no different. Handel's wind sonatas are not really his most creative work, and it's relatively easy to interpret them in a lifeless, mechanical fashion (witness Michala Petri's recording of these sonatas with musicians from the Academy of St. Martin In The Fields). Verbruggen manages to avoid a mechanically virtuosic interpretation, although she certainly has the chops to compete with such virtuosi as Petri and Piers Adams. Her ornamentations are always skillful and yet carefully considered, adding spice to Handel's original music without damaging the flow of the phrasing or wrecking the ensemble. Speaking of ensemble, the continuo players also deserve kudos for sensitive and flexible support of Verbruggen's lovely playing. All in all, this is a stylish, fresh interpretation of these often over-played sonatas.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY RECORDER MUSIC BY HANDEL October 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album of Handel's complete Recorder Sonatas with Basso Continuo consisting of harpsichord or "chest" organ and cello contains some very beautiful music from Handel's "Italian period". Marion Verbruggen produces some lovely and beautiful tones on the recorder. In fact this entire album was very "easy" on my ears containing wonderful works played very beautifully by all involved

Do yourself a favor and listen to some beautiful music by (composed by one of the greatest composers ever) buying this disc. The sound of the recording is great too, never turning harsh.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Verbruggen Is The Goddess of the Recorder July 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Handel's music is gorgeous even when played by a novice so imagine my delight when I found this cd. Mrs. Verbruggen plays with so light and lyrical a touch that she often transcends even the wonderful music she's playing. Please buy this cd. If you even think about the recorder buy this cd. Handel would be very pleased.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A jolly jaunt September 17, 2008
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around the recorder. I really, really enjoyed this CD. I once played but not scurrying over the notes so professionally. Thank you, Mr Hersom, my music teacher from 1965-1972! Brings back fond memories of performing for the school and VIP visitors (my mum and dad). Buy it for your kids, they may enjoy the fast fingered life of the recorder. Sorry it's lost its appeal. The recorder is a lot cheaper than a flute but just as melodic.
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