London Circa 1720: Corelli's Legacy (24/96 FLAC)
London Circa 1720: Corelli’s Legacy (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: La Rêveuse
Conductor: Benjamin Perrot, Florence Bolton
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Size: 1.07 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

William Babell
Concerto No. II for sixth flute in D Major, Op. 3
01. I. Adagio – Allegro
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegro

Francesco Geminiani
Sonata No. IV in D Major, Op. 1, H. 4
04. I. Adagio
05. II. Allegro
06. III. Grave
07. IV. [Allegro]

Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Christian Schickhardt
Sonata No. IV in F Major, Op. 6
08. I. Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
09. II. Allegro
10. III. Grave – Andante Largo
11. IV. [Allegro]

George Frideric Handel
Concerto a quattro in D Minor
12. I. Adagio
13. II. Allegro
14. III. Largo
15. IV. [Allegro]

Johann Christian Schickhardt
Concerto No. II, Op. 19
16. I. Allegro
17. II. Adagio
18. III. Vivace
19. IV. [Allegro]

George Frideric Handel
Sonata per la viola da gamba in G Minor, HWV 364b
20. I. Andante larghetto
21. II. Allegro
22. III. Adagio
23. IV. [Allegro]

Admeto, HWV 22
24. No. 5b. Aria “Spera si mio caro bene” (Arr. for flute and basso continuo)

Nicola Francesco Haym
Pyrrhus and Demetrius
25. Aria “Thus with thirst my souls expiring” (Arr. for flute and basso continuo)

In the early eighteenth century, London become the capital of Italian opera. The 1720s witnessed a feverish demand for music that led many foreign virtuosos to move to the city. Concert-loving Londoners relished the last sonatas in the style of the old master Corelli and the works of the youthful newcomer Handel. On their first recording for harmonia mundi, La Rêveuse invite us to relive this lively scene.

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