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When this album was recorded in 1980, the English Baroque Soloists ensemble had only been founded for barely two years. Indeed, John Eliot Gardiner first created the Monteverdi Choir in 1964, then the Monteverdi Orchestra in 1968 which played on modern instruments. In the late 1970s the orchestra transitioned to period instruments and became the English Baroque Soloists. The first concert under the new name was in 1977 at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, although the orchestra was not officially formed until 1978. The Water Music Suites is one of English Baroque Soloists' first recordings. The instrumental level is remarkable, Gardiner's aesthetic being already made of accuracy, instrumental perfection, intonation and dynamism - it was a question of breaking down all the prejudgments that could exist on the baroque at that time.
When this album was recorded in 1980, the English Baroque Soloists ensemble had only been founded for barely two years. Indeed, John Eliot Gardiner first created the Monteverdi Choir in 1964, then the Monteverdi Orchestra in 1968 which played on modern instruments. In the late 1970s the orchestra transitioned to period instruments and became the English Baroque Soloists. The first concert under the new name was in 1977 at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, although the orchestra was not officially formed until 1978. The Water Music Suites is one of English Baroque Soloists' first recordings. The instrumental level is remarkable, Gardiner's aesthetic being already made of accuracy, instrumental perfection, intonation and dynamism - it was a question of breaking down all the prejudgments that could exist on the baroque at that time.
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John Eliot Gardiner - Handel: Water Music

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ERATO
Rel. Date: 05/26/2023
UPC: 5054197452536

Handel: Water Music
Artist: John Eliot Gardiner
Format: Vinyl
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1. Water Music Variants, HWV 331: No. 1 in F Major
2. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: I. Overture
3. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: II. Adagio E Staccato
4. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. (A) Allegro
5. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. (B) Andante
6. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IV. Minuet
7. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: V. Passepied
8. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VI. Air
9. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VII. Minuet
10. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VIII. Bourrée - IX. Hornpipe
11. Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: X. Allegro
12. Water Music Variants, HWV 331: No. 2 in F Major, Alla Hornpipe
13. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major, HWV 350: I. (Minuet)
14. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major, HWV 350: II. Rigaudons I ; II
15. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major, HWV 350: III. Minuets I ; II
16. Water Music, Suite No. 3 in G Major, HWV 350: IV. Gigues I ; II
17. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: I. (Allegro)
18. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe
19. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: III. Minuet
20. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: IV. Lentement
21. Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: V. Bourrée

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When this album was recorded in 1980, the English Baroque Soloists ensemble had only been founded for barely two years. Indeed, John Eliot Gardiner first created the Monteverdi Choir in 1964, then the Monteverdi Orchestra in 1968 which played on modern instruments. In the late 1970s the orchestra transitioned to period instruments and became the English Baroque Soloists. The first concert under the new name was in 1977 at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, although the orchestra was not officially formed until 1978. The Water Music Suites is one of English Baroque Soloists' first recordings. The instrumental level is remarkable, Gardiner's aesthetic being already made of accuracy, instrumental perfection, intonation and dynamism - it was a question of breaking down all the prejudgments that could exist on the baroque at that time.
        
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