This has long been a favorite recording of mine, finally available on CD. Recorded after midnight on the 200th anniversary of the death of Handel (the only time 26 professional oboists could be gathered together), the recording was an early attempt at performing the piece with its original instrumentation, albeit with modern instruments. But what players they were, at least in the horn section. Recorded not long after the death of Dennis Brain, it is a testament to the quality of British horn playing of the period, one not to be equaled until recent years. The horn section entrance in the Overture has to be heard to be believed. And hearing 26 oboes dig into their runs is nothing if not fun. For years the Concerti for Two Cori was music I listened to whenever I was down. It never failed to lift my spirits until, finally, I wore the poor recording out. The sound is remarkable for the period and bears hearing.