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Water Music

Riccardo Muti Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: I. Ouverture - Maestoso - AllegroBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: Adagio e staccatoBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: II. Allegro - Andante - AllegroBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 7:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: III. Moderato [Minuet]Berliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: IV. AirBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: V. MinuetBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: VI. BoureeBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Water Music, Suite No.1 in F: VII. HornpipeBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Water Music, Suite No.1 In F: VIII. Allegro MoltoBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major: I. AllegroBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major: II. HornpipeBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major: III. MinuetBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major: IV. LentementBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Water Music, Suite No.2 in D Major: V. Presto [Bouree]Berliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major: I. MinuetBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major: II. Rigaudon - Rigaudon II - Rigaudon da capoBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major: III. Minuet - AndanteBerliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major: IV. Country dance [Gigues]Berliner Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 20, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B00000IOMC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Riccardo Muti's recording of Handel's "Water Music" with the Berlin Philharmonic, recorded in 1985 in DDD sound, is THE recording to have of the complete "Water Music" played by a modern instrument orchestra. Muti's tempos are so sensible and musical. There is a harpsichord in the texture, and the Berlin Philharmonic seems a little leaner than in other recordings, taking into account no doubt that this is Baroque music. Muti doesn't shy away from slow tempos in some movements, such as the closing movement of Suite I, to make the points needed to be made. The Allegros really move and sizzle, and the orchestra never sounds scrawny or puny. Yet it is not the big orchestra treatment of Ormandy (CBS), Szell/London Symphony (Decca), Steinberg (Seraphim) for the 6 movement suite, or Van Beinum/Concertgebouw (Philips LP) for the complete "Water Music". Perhaps it would be safe to say that Muti/Berlin can satisfy the Baroque purist, as well as those loving a great modern orchestra sound.

This is my favorite recording of the complete "Water Music". I also like Van Beinum, and the Warchal/Capella Istroplitana (Naxos) is good, but a smaller ensemble and sound. For period instruments, I like Pinnock/English Concert (DG Archiv) and Hans Martin Linde (Virgin Classics). For such a small amount of cash, you can't go wrong with Muti's "Water Music."
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite June 11, 2001
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This is my favorite recording of this piece. The pacing is faster than some, but not too fast. I have heard much slower pacings that put me to sleep. This recording just grabs me. I love Muti and the BPO.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have to have two May 24, 2014
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If I wear out one, I have to have another on hand. I just love it. I cannot do brain work without it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I read about it so I had to hear it February 2, 2014
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one of the online novels touch on two or more people going to concerts and in one chapter they discuss Water Music. I looked it up and listen to some short cuts and bought the album! no mistake here! Great music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing music for the car January 11, 2014
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This is a nice version of the Handel classic. I find it relaxing when driving in a traffic jam and when I need to relax.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing, relaxing, invigorating! November 18, 2013
By jaj175
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My favorite piece of Handel! Beautifully composed master pieces of art awaken all of your senses as you enjoy this breathtaking album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! April 19, 2013
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I had lost this CD so looked here. Surprised to find it. Finally soothing, classical music for the ears. Listened to other renditions of the Water Music Suites. This one is the best. Love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handel February 3, 2013
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There is no bad Handel. Am very satisfied with this recording of some of his works. I would recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Water Music
This is a very nice performance. I grew up playing Water Music on the violin and I enjoy listening to this CD often.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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The Bach, Vivaldi and Handel were gifts for my daughter. She loves those cd's. My passion is the music of Rachmaninov and music of the Romantic Period, especially Russian... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ann Mills
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I remember...
I guess the production was okay, but there was only one small part that I liked. Too bad I couln't have heard a preview. Boo hoo for me.
Published 24 months ago by tabbiesandfinches
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This Handel's Water Music is another one of my purchases (in music)about 28 years ago ; I had it then in tape ; now I feel in peace as I have found the exact version of the tape in... Read more
Published on May 19, 2012 by Fisherman
5.0 out of 5 stars Magestic
This is one of the greatest performances of Handel's Water Music! While some might take some issue with the tempo, I think Muti does a legendary job. Read more
Published on August 22, 2011 by Jay Salkini
5.0 out of 5 stars Beloved Water Music
This is a beautiful arrangement of Handel's beloved suite. Many brides use movements of this for processionals, recessionals, and seating the family. Read more
Published on May 3, 2010 by Music Afficionado
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful & relaxing
I've been wanting this music for my auto for a number of years now. I had it as a cassette tape which broke. I'm fulfilled once again as I listen while driving.
Published on October 6, 2009 by June C. Smith
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