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Grisvard: Handel – Works for Keyboard (24/96 FLAC)

Grisvard: Handel - Works for Keyboard (24/96 FLAC)

Grisvard: Handel – Works for Keyboard (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Philippe Grisvard
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Audax
Release: 2017
Size: 1.39 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

William Babell
01. Prelude presto in F Major

George Frideric Handel
Ouverture of Rinaldo in F Major:
02. I. Vivace-Allegro
03. II. Adagio
04. III. Giga presto

George Frideric Handel
Suite II in F Major, HWV 427:
05. I. Adagio
06. II. Allegro
07. III. Adagio
08. IV. Fuga allegro
09. Lascia ch’io pianga (Arr. William Babell)
10. Allegro in F Major, HWV 427/5
11. Prelude in D Minor, HWV 563

Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow
12. Capriccio in D Minor

Johann Mattheson
13. Prelude in B-flat Major

George Frideric Handel
14. Air in B-flat Major, HWV 469
15. Sonata larghetto in D Minor, HWV 580
16. Capriccio in G Minor, HWV 467

William Babell
17. Prelude presto in G Major

George Frideric Handel
18. Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435

George Frideric Handel
Suite in E Minor, HWV 438:
19. I. Allemande
20. II. Sarabande
21. III. Gigue

Johann Philipp Krieger
22. Toccata in A Minor

George Frideric Handel
23. Fuga V in A Minor, HWV 609
24. Sonatina in A Minor, HWV 584

Even though Handel’s œuvre for solo keyboard is somewhat irregular and less extensive than that of Bach or Domenico Scarlatti, it remains nevertheless immensely fascinating and surprising. In fact, by exploring the various genres (suite, capriccio, fugue, chaconne, …) outside of the famous Walsh collections of Suites (1720 & 1733), we discover the composer’s many distinct faces. For his first solo album Philippe Grisvard looks also at composers who played essential roles in the development of Handel’s style, such as Zachow, Krieger, Mattheson and Babell and thus draws a vivid and colourful picture of Handel’s life.

Philippe Grisvard was born in Nancy. After harpsichord lessons with Anne-Catherine Bücher he studied at the Schola Cantorum Basel with Jesper Christensen and Edoardo Torbianelli. Philippe now lives in Paris and plays regularly with Le Poème Harmonique, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, La Fenice, La Chapelle Rhénane, Le Cercle de L’Harmonie, Les Nouveaux Caractères, Opéra Fuoco and Emmanuelle Haïm’s Le Concert d’Astrée. Philippe is one of the core members of the Ensemble Diderot and is a sought after basso continuo expert who plays with many of today’s leading baroque musicians. This album marks his long awaited solo debut.

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