Händel - Water Music (Akademie für alte Musik Berlin)

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G.F. Händel: Water Music - Akademie für alte Musik Berlin - Live concert HD

Akademie für alte Musik Berlin
Georg Kallweit, viool/leiding

G.F. Händel 1685-1759

Water Music, HWV 348-350

Suite in F major (HWV 348)
Overture (Largo – Allegro)
Adagio e staccato
Allegro – Andante – Allegro da capo Aria
Minuet
Air
Minuet
Bourrée
Hornpipe
Allegro (no actual tempo marking)
Allegro (variant)
Alla Hornpipe (variant)

Suite in D major (HWV 349)[edit]
Overture (Allegro)
Alla Hornpipe
Minuet
Lentement
Bourrée

Suite in G major (HWV 350)[edit]
Allegro
Rigaudon
Allegro
Minuet
Allegro

Opname: 10 januari 2016, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam voor Het Zondagochtend Concert

The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717 after King George I had requested a concert on the River Thames.

The Water Music is scored for a relatively large orchestra, making it suitable for outdoor performance. Some of the music is also preserved in arrangement for a smaller orchestra; this version is not suitable for outdoor performance, as the sound of stringed instruments does not carry well in the open air.

The Water Music opens with a French overture and includes minuets, bourrées and hornpipes. It is divided into three suites

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