Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6

Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6

Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6
CKD 362
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    The Avison Ensemble, directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk, present George Frideric Handel's complete Opus 6 Concerti Grossi.  This work is widely regarded as the composer's greatest contribution to the Baroque period.

    Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6 marks the Linn debut of the outstanding period instrument orchestra, The Avison Ensemble. Directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk, Britain's foremost Baroque violin virtuosi, the ensemble presents a fresh and insightful performance of the Baroque masterpiece.

    George Frideric Handel's Concerti Grossi Opus 6 is widely considered as one of the definitive examples of the concerto grosso form: their symphonic variety of colour, texture and emotion sets them apart from other examples. Inspired by the concertos of Corelli and regarded as one of Handel's greatest contributions to the Baroque period, Opus 6 is highly innovative and demonstrates the composer's inexhaustible ability for invention and variation.

    The Avison Ensemble has performed these works many times since it's formation in 1985, this recording representing a culmination of their experience. Director Pavlo Beznosiuk stated: "These new readings are a chance to revisit old and familiar friends and to reacquaint ourselves with Handel's genius, but above all, to joyously revel in some of the greatest string music ever penned."