Some Handel Bars #0046
When George Fredric Handel needed to draw crowds to performances of his new oratorios, he discovered that they’d come to see HIM play the organ. Now that’s star-power. And although the ravages of time have been less kind to some of his contemporaries, Handel’s concertos, and specifically those written for the organ, are still among the most delightful concert works ever devised from that period.
G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto Number 8 in A, Opus 7, number 2 –Concerto Amsterdam, Jaap Schröder, conductor; Daniel Chorzempa (1780 Künckel/Oud-Katholieke Parochie H.H. Anna en Maria, Haarlem, The Netherlands) MHS CD-522466
G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto in g, Opus 7, number 5 –Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman, conductor; Paul Nicholson (1994 Goetze & Gwynn/St. Lawrence, Whitchurch, Edgware, England, UK) Hyperion CDA67291/2