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Happy Birthday Mr. Handel

02/23/10 10:00AM By Walter Parker

George Frederic Handel was born February 23, 1685 (a month before Bach).  We celebrate with something of his in each hour today.



Concerto #1 a Due Cori in Bb, HWV 332
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Zefiro
Conductor: Alfredo Bernardini
CD/Album: Handel: Musick for the Royal Fireworks, Concerti a due cori
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (DH Mundi) 367912


Piano Sonata in c, D 958
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Murray Perahia, piano
CD/Album: Murray Perahia - Schubert: Sonatas D. 958, 959, 960
Record co./Cat #: Sony 87706


Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, Op. 24
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra, St. Petersburg
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
CD/Album: Mussorgsky - Tchaikovsky
Record co./Cat #: Philips 442775


Occasional Suite
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, etc.
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 453451


Horn Trio in Eb, Op. 40
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Myron Bloom, horn ; Michael Tree, violin ; Rudolf Serkin, piano
CD/Album: Brahms: Sextet, Op. 36; Horn Trio, Op. 40
Record co./Cat #: Sony 46249
Note: recorded at the Marlboro Music Festival in 1960


The Skaters Waltz
Composer: Emile Waldteufel
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: With Love From Vienna
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422050


Harp Concerto in Bb, Op. 4/6
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Ursula Holliger, harp
CD/Album: Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 413465


Verklarte Nacht ("Transfigured Night")
Composer: Arnold Schoenberg
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Record co./Cat #: London 421182


Concerto Grosso "Alexander's Feast" in C
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
CD/Album: Handel: Alexander's Feast
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422053


Symphony #6 in D, Op. 60, B 112
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Record co./Cat #: London 430204


Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
Composer: Georg Frideric Handel
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Simon Preston
Soloists: Choir of Westminster Abbey
CD/Album: Handel: Coronation Anthems-Concerti a Due Cori
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 447280
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