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Water Music / Organ Concertos Import

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  • Audio CD (April 5 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000000SM6
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1. Water Music. Overture: Grave-Allegro
2. Water Music. Adagio e staccato
3. Water Music. (Allegro)-Andante
4. Water Music. (Menuet)
5. Water Music. Air
6. Water Music. (Menuet)
7. Water Music. Bourree
8. Water Music. Hornpipe
9. Water Music. (Andate)
10. Water Music. (Allegro)
11. Water Music. (Hornpipe)
12. Water Music. (Menuet)
13. Water Music. Aria (Bouree)
14. Water Music. Lentement (Loure)
15. Water Music. Air (Bouree)
16. Water Music. Menuet
17. Water Music. (Air)
18. Water Music. Gigue I
19. Water Music. Gigue II
20. Water Music. Coro
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Product Description

What a wonderful, nutty performance this is! Nikolaus Harnoncourt simply revels in the raucous sounds made by his period instrument band. The horns don't play trills, but rather "raspberries," and while some people without much of a sense of humor object to the "Bronx cheer" approach, everyone seems to be having so much fun that it's churlish to complain. A panic. --David Hurwitz

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa911ad98) out of 5 stars 1 review
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa90ec348) out of 5 stars an absolute "must" March 31 2009
By Allari - Published on
As strange as it may seem, this, while being probably the craziest performance of the Water Music by Haendel, is also the one that ranks on the top of all of them.
Someone commented that, had this style been really used on the first execution in front of the King, it would have blown his boat out of the water!
I purchased the lp many years ago and I remember I was so shocked at the performance that on the second day I returned it to the shop to get a more traditional version. One week later, though, I had to go to the shop again and begged to have it back. I got addicted to it.
You may also want to get another, more "standard" version, but this is an absolute "must". Brilliant and joyful.