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The closest North American equivalent to the venerable Academy of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields is the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York. St. Luke's fielded a string section about half the size of St. Martin's for this 1991 recording of the Water Music with Sir Charles Mackerras but managed to sound even lighter than that thanks to the dryish acoustics of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (where the recording was made) and to Mackerras's insistence on snappy articulations. The New Yorkers play with polish and considerable idiomatic fluency, though without the gusto of the best period bands. --Ted Libbey

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listen  1. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: Overture: Largo; AllegroSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 3:08$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: Adagio e staccatoSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:49$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: (Allegro)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 2:21$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: AndanteSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 4:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: (Vivo)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 2:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: AirSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 2:57$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: MinuetSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 2:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: BourreeSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:42$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: HornpipeSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: (Allegro)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 2:25$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen11. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: Allegro: (Variant)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 4:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Handel: Water Music, Suite in F major: Hornpipe: (Variant)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 3:23$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen13. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: SarabandeSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 3:27$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen14. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: RigaudonSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:08$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen15. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: (Trio)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen16. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: MenuetSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's0:42$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen17. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: (Trio)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:58$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen18. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: (Gigue)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's0:29$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen19. Handel: Water Music, Suite in G major: (Trio)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:09$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen20. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: (Allegro)Sir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:48$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen21. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: Alla HornpipeSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 3:49$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen22. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: MinuetSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's0:53$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen23. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: LentementSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:45$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen24. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: BourreeSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's 1:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen25. Handel: Water Music, Suite in D major: MinuetSir Charles Mackerras/Orchestra of St. Luke's0:57$0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (October 22, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000003CXR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,578 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I was recently at a wedding, and I asked what music they were playing.
Michael Coffey
This music has survived the ages and is still as beautiful today as it was in the early 1700's.
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I have Elliot Gardiner's version of this lovely music on period instruments.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Kozan on March 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have Elliot Gardiner's version of this lovely music on period instruments. I saw used at my CD exchange a newer rendition of it by Tafelmisic and J. Lamon on period instruments. Having read glaring reviews of it, and having listened live to Tafelmusic, I was set to buy it. But they also had Mackerras' version, and I decided to compare the two. Frankly, I liked the St. Luke version even better. Maybe the fact that I already own a period instrument version was a factor. But Mackerras has a warm and sweet tone, clean textures due to small orchesra, and a smooth, low key interpretation while coming alive in individual virtuosity of selected instruments. It is well integrated and completely satisfying throughout. This version gives the best of both worlds, small orchestra of the period movement without the abrasive violin tones. As such, it should make a great alternative to period instrument versions. Strongly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Erik North on October 25, 2011
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After Johann Sebastian Bach, the composer that has most defined the Baroque era of classical music in the minds of listeners is George Frideric Handel. Born in Germany, but largely making his compositional lot in life as a naturalized Englishman, Handel helped set the stage for the modern oratorio with "Messiah" in 1742; and his final major composition, the 1749 "Music For The Royal Fireworks" was arguably the last great Baroque masterpiece. And then there is his collection of three suites from the year 1717, Water Music. Composed for King George I for a journey down the Thames on his river barge, the work has continued to have universal appeal, though, like a great many works of the Baroque era, it was also enlarged a bit more than necessary in the minds of some early in the 20th century, by people like Sir Hamilton Harty and (not too surprisingly) Leopold Stokowski. Such enlargements went a long way to instigating the period instrument movement in classical music during the 1960s, which saw works of the Baroque and Classical periods increasingly being performed on instruments of those eras.

On this 1991 Telarc recording by Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, however, a balance is struck between the use of modern instruments and the performance practices of the period-instrument crowd. Mackerras has had experience in both areas; and what he bought to his recordings, also on Telarc, of various Haydn symphonies, the balance between period and modern, he brings to this performance of the Water Music. The Orchestra of St.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David Schorr on June 12, 2000
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Fantastic, crisp sound, and virtuosic playing, especially on the valveless horns. The best recording I've heard of Water Music.
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By J. R. Trtek on January 21, 2014
Format: Audio CD
My favorite period instrument recordings of Handel's Water Music have been those by the English Concert under Pinnock, Collegium Aureum, and Tafelmusik, while Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields have been my top modern instrument set. This disc now joins the latter. The playing is superb, and while these are not original instruments, the performances certainly incline toward period sensibilities. Not to be missed, really.
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It was exactly what I was looking for! I knew from the sampling that it was a lively performance (not slow like some) and that's the way I like it, thanks. Jim
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The sound quality is good but the tempo was a little faster than expected. I prefer other versions of this piece but it is still enjoyable.
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This music was written to help a king of England get his intellect back, and it does the same for me. There are times when this music helps me to do things which normally, I could not achieve. I cannot me without it.
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By J. S. Bingham on April 29, 2014
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This is my second favorite from Handel. So relaxing and rejuvenating. It was written for the stressed out, unhappy king of England to help him feel better. I know it makes my home atmosphere bright and cheery.
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