Gabrieli Consort & Players

Handel - L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

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Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212039229
Catnr: SIGCD 392
Release date: 05 June 2015
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212039229
Catalogue number
SIGCD 392
Release date
05 June 2015

""Something that also played a part in the mind of canny Händel, was that his colleague Thomas Arne had succes with his adaptation of Miltons 'Mask'."  "

Trouw, 07-8-2015
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About the album

The Gabrieli Consort & Player’s first Handel recording in over a decade is particularly special, recreating in painstaking detail the very first performance of L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, given in 1740, with additional instrumental repertoire including a Handel organ concerto and two concerti grossi. The recording sessions for this project began in May 2013 with the then 15-year old star treble Laurence Kilsby, who sang four of the L’Allegro arias that Handel himself assigned to a treble voice. The project’s remaining recording sessions took place in June 2014, with the complete Consort & Players, and soloists Gillian Webster, Jeremy Ovenden, Ashley Riches and Peter Harvey, only to be finally completed in December 2014 with the recording of the additional instrumental repertoire that features the longstanding principal members of the Gabrieli Players – Catherine Martin, Oliver Webber, Christopher Suckling and William Whitehead – performing as solois
De herschepping van de eerste uitvoering van L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
De eerste Händelopname van het Gabrieli Consort sinds meer dan een decennium is zeer bijzonder: hij creëert in nauwgezette details opnieuw de allereerste uitvoering van L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, die in 1740 plaatsvond. Daarnaast bevat het album extra instrumentaal repertoire, zoals een Orgelconcert van Händel en twee concerti grossi.

Paul McCreesh en het Gabrieli Consort & players, met hun reputatie als weergaloze Händelinterpreten, onderwerpen elke uitvoering en opnameproject aan een uiterst nauwgezet onderzoek. Op dit album worden ze bijgestaan door een prachtige selectie solisten.

De pers is lovend over het album. Early Music Today gaf het vijf sterren en schreef: “This is quite simply life-enhancing music making, a glorious achievement in every respect.” Daarnaast schreef The Times: “McCreesh's superb Gabrieli Consort and Players present all this (...) with flair, a pristine sense of style and infectious energy.”

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Gabrieli are world-renowned interpreters of great vocal and instrumental repertoire spanning from the renaissance to the present day. Formed as an early music ensemble by Paul McCreesh in 1982, we have both outgrown and remained true to our original identity. Over thirty years, our repertoire has expanded beyond any expectation, but McCreesh’s ever-questioning spirit and expressive musicianship, together with a healthy degree of iconoclasm, remain constant features and are continually reflected in dynamic performances. Our repertoire includes major works of the oratorio tradition, virtuosic a cappella programmes of music from many centuries and mould-breaking reconstructions of music for historical events.
Gabrieli are acclaimed interpreters of Handel oratorios and Bach Passions and our recordings have garnered numerous international awards, including Gramophone Awards for recordings of Haydn TheCreation (2008 Choral Award) and A New Venetian Coronation (2012 Early Music Award), BBC Music Magazine Awards for Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts and Britten War Requiem, and a Grammy nomination in 2010 for the a cappella disc A Spotless Rose

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"Something that also played a part in the mind of canny Händel, was that his colleague Thomas Arne had succes with his adaptation of Miltons 'Mask'."  
Trouw, 07-8-2015

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Disc #1
01.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Major: I. A Tempo Giusto
01:14
02.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Major: II. Allegro
01:44
03.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Major: III. Adagio
02:33
04.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Major: IV. Allegro
02:37
05.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.1 in G Major: V. Allegro
02:39
06.
L’Allegro Tenor recitative accompany'd
02:03
07.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative accompany'd
00:51
08.
L’Allegro Treble air
01:41
09.
Il Penseroso Soprano air
02:54
10.
L’Allegro Tenor air & chorus
02:14
11.
L’Allegro Tenor air & chorus
02:26
12.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative accompany,d
01:01
13.
Il Penseroso Soprano air & chorus
02:02
14.
L’Allegro Tenor & Treble recitative
00:27
15.
L’Allegro Treble air
04:04
16.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative accompany,d
00:55
17.
Il Penseroso Soprano air
13:28
18.
L’Allegro Bass recitative
00:10
19.
L’Allegro Bass air
02:26
20.
Il Penseroso Soprano air
03:23
21.
L’Allegro Tenor recitative
00:14
22.
L’Allegro Tenor air
01:43
23.
L’Allegro Treble air & chorus
03:45
24.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.3 in E Minor: I. Larghetto
01:19
25.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.3 in E Minor: II. Andante
01:25
26.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.3 in E Minor: III. Allegro
02:36
27.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.3 in E Minor: IV. Polonaise - Andante
04:56
28.
Concerto Grosso Op.6, No.3 in E Minor: V. Allegro, Ma Non Troppo
01:31
29.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative accompany'd
01:25
30.
Il Penseroso Soprano air
06:00
31.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative
00:38

Disc #2
01.
L’Allegro chorus
03:20
02.
L’Allegro Tenor air
02:08
03.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative accompany'd
00:53
04.
Il Penseroso Soprano air
03:48
05.
L’Allegro Tenor air
01:59
06.
L’Allegro Treble air
03:01
07.
L’Allegro Tenor air & chorus
03:19
08.
Il Penseroso Soprano recitative
00:52
09.
Il Penseroso Chorus
01:58
10.
Il Penseroso organo ad libitum & chorus (with Soprano)
04:39
11.
Organ Concerto Op.7, No.1 in B flat Major: I. Andante
09:16
12.
Organ Concerto Op.7, No.1 in B flat Major: II. Largo E Piano
03:32
13.
Organ Concerto Op.7, No.1 in B flat Major: III. Fuga
02:38
14.
Organ Concerto Op.7, No.1 in B flat Major: IV. Adagio: Organo Ad Libitum
00:31
15.
Organ Concerto Op.7, No.1 in B flat Major: V. Bourrée
02:33
16.
Il Moderato Baritone recitative accompany'd
00:31
17.
Il Moderato Baritone air, recitative accompany'd & chorus
05:51
18.
Il Moderato Soprano air
01:34
19.
Il Moderato Tenor recitative
00:38
20.
Il Moderato Tenor air
02:04
21.
L’Allegro & Il Penseroso Soprano & Tenor duet
06:20
22.
Il Moderato chorus
02:51
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